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How We Save $1,200/Month by Ditching a Common Expense

We SLASHED more than $1200 from our monthly budget by moving abroad and ditching our cars.

Unfortunately, the United States is built around cars and individual transportation. It’s next to impossible to get around without your own vehicle.

However, in most other countries, cities are designed to be walkable and bikeable, while public transportation is very efficient, affordable and widespread.

We’ve lived in Ecuador for 5 years and still don’t own a car. We don’t miss it and don’t plan to buy one.

We walk most places, which helped us lose weight after we left the US, and it continues to help us stay in better shape.

After just 3 weeks in the US, we’ve both gained 5 pounds from not walking and eating out more because we spend too much time in the car and don’t have time to cook.

In Ecuador, when we can’t walk, we use public transportation, call a cab or hire a private driver.

We just don’t need a car in Ecuador, and the personal and financial benefits are tremendous!

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How To Escape Inflation (by leaving the USA)

If you’re on a tight budget and feeling the pressure of inflation compounding an already high cost of living, you have an escape hatch at your disposal if you’re willing to do something a little unconventional.

There are several places outside the continental United States that have BOTH a lower inflation rate AND a lower cost of living. They also offer extended tourist visas and residency visas to Americans.

That means you can live a higher quality of life while spending less money, you just have to move somewhere else for awhile (or forever, like we did).

As of May 2022, when we recorded this video, here is the list of countries (and one US Territory) that are below the current inflation rate of 8.5% in the United States: Portugal, Italy, Puerto Rico, France, Thailand, Belize, Panama, Ecuador, Malaysia and Bolivia.

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