Saving Over 50% Of My Post-Tax Income On A Middle Class Salary by Pay Thyself

At the age of 15, I started my first job as a swim instructor for kids. My parents taught me that if I wanted anything, I needed to work for it. So that’s exactly what I did, worked to buy nice things and put money into my savings every so often. A valuable lesson I learned from my parents was not to accumulate debt. For years I didn’t have a credit card because my parents told me that if I didn’t pay it in full, I’d have to pay high interest. Till this day, I only have one.

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You Won't Believe What I Spent In Turks and Caicos by Pay Thyself

At the end of October, my sister and I went to Turks and Caicos to celebrate her 29th birthday. We stayed at the West Bay Club in Providenciales (Provo), the most developed of the Turks and Caicos’ eight inhabited islands.

Because we came during the off-season, our hotel was practically empty and our car rental was dirt cheap. The weirdest part was getting used to driving on the left side of the road. Instead of street lights, traffic’s regulated through roundabouts and speed bumps.

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Some Of Our Favorite Spots In The Big Island by Pay Thyself

With my parents being in Kauai right now, it only makes sense that I write about our favorite spots in the Big Island.

Last year in November, we went to the Big Island for 12 days. We split our vacation into 3 different cities: Hilo, Waimea, and Kailua Kona. It gave us enough time to explore each city and see what it had to offer. 

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