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by Frugalchicos
Tue May 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
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Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Here we have the numbers from our meeting from April 4th: MARCH INCOME – $7,490 Chico’s Salary – $3,994 Chica’s Salary – $3,496 MARCH EXPENSES – $3,899.53 Mortgage: $1,944.89 (note: $1,098 went to principal, counting that as a savings) HOA: $244.83 Car Insurance: $68.95 Gas (Car): $102.58 Groceries:...
by Frugalchicos
Tue May 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103993

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

In order to get to the goal strong and motivated, we got something very clear: money = freedom. Freedom to choose and freedom to be set up back home. Alright, lets get straight to the topic: Last year was the first year we actually got serious as a team in our finances (after multiple chats, walks a...
by Frugalchicos
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103993

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

In an international context, both American and Spanish schools are pretty lousy on average, but "average" is pretty meaningless - the variation is enormous. There are good public schools in some affluent Chicago suburbs, but most of the time, schools will be better in the Basque country. ...
by Frugalchicos
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
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Views: 103993

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Sounds like a good plan. Indeed, my sister has told me she makes a lot more money than locals, but by American standards it's pretty low. Many of her friends there feel lucky just to have jobs. She is quite deep in the food scene there.. Which is great for when I visit her :D I'll actually be there...
by Frugalchicos
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103993

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

So, in this post I am going to write a little bit more deeply about the goal. The goal, or the purpose of why we are saving so much... If you allow me to rewind a couple of years, we found ourselves trying to be like the average young couple buying a house (300K) and a used car (16K). Pretty soon we...
by Frugalchicos
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
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Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

I had to google Basque County as I have no sense/interest in geography. It looks beautiful. Like a safe place to trip on mescaline and meet some really friendly nuns. Good luck getting back there. It is beautiful! I recommend getting high on pintxos. Here you have a picture of a bar full of pintxos:
by Frugalchicos
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103993

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Posting to follow. Why is it a problem to go back? I guess you mean while you are still working/accumulating $$$? What part of the USA do you live and what is it that you miss about Basque Country? My sister has been living in Donostia for the last 8 years or so and loves it. She has been saying th...
by Frugalchicos
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103993

Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

Hello Everyone, Alright, let’s start with a brief introduction. Me, a 34-year-old guy from the Basque Country, studied business management and came to the US a little bit over 4.5 years ago. Actually working in international commerce. Salary: 75K Wife, 28-year-old Midwestern. Working in marketing fo...