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How Is This Going To Work?

by Tony · 10 comments

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where you’ll go.
Oh the places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

Meg and I originally created this blog two years ago to be a place where we could write about personal finance for people like us who were just out of college.  We both had spent the year after college learning how to best save and invest the money we made from our first real 9-5 (more like 8-6) jobs and wanted to share what we had discovered.

Despite our best efforts, this incarnation of LandingStanding lasted one month before boredom set in.  Personal finance is boring…. FACT.  It’s fun to save and make money, but for us, writing about it was b-o-r-i-n-g.

But as we began to understand life after college, we realized that working a 9-5 job was not for us… at least not for now (hopefully never).

We want to travel, see the world while we are young, and take advantage of how little responsibility we have being in our mid-20’s.

So how will this work?

LandingStanding has been resurrected from the ashes of a burnt out personal finance blog to be the chronicle of our trip around the world.  Whereas before “landingstanding” represented how to financially land on your feet after college, it has become a site where we will plan our trip over the next year and then write of our travels for as long as they last thereafter.

The general format will be that Meg and I each write a post per week regarding different topics of our preparation.  We hope that any of you who might be reading this will give us suggestions in the comments since we need all of the help we can get.

So welcome to LandingStanding and let’s figure out all of the places we’ll go!

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

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Tony May 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks so much!

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Tony May 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks for commenting!

Andrew S January 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’d love to hear your insight on how long it would take to plan a similar adventure and how you came up with a budget.

Tony May 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

Thanks for the question, Andrew!

Our budget was fairly random… thought/hoped we could live on $100 a day as a couple. We don’t much planning of the travel variety as that random experiences are half of the fun! The biggest hurdle is mental… just deciding to take the leap and do it!


tab mcaally January 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

Hey there this is a fantastic post. I’m going to e-mail this to my pals. I came on this while exploring on aol I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.

Tony May 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing! Now that we’re on the road and experiencing the world, we have so much more to tell!

Caroline @ Traveling 9 to 5 May 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

I was wondering where LandingStanding came from! Glad you guys switched from finance to travel :)

Tony May 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

Thanks Caroline!

We’re glad too… while our passion for personal finance helped us save money, there is no way writing about cash is as fun as experiencing and sharing tales of travel.

By the way, love reading your stuff! It is so great to see what you and Josh are up to as we are doing similar things. Can’t wait to see what’s next!


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