Girl bursting bubbles

Economic bubbles

There is a common misconception that classifying things as economic bubbles imply that it is worthless. It just means that it is valued much higher than its intrinsic value. A typical definition states that an economic bubble is an investment that is bought simply because everyone assumes that it will be worth more tomorrow, for …

Mini on vacation

The case for a mini-retirement

One of the new Financial Independence (FI) crazes bloggers are tripping about, is a mini-retirement. There are entire blogs dedicated to discussing how to finance this and the planning involved. I’m just going to scratch the surface to get you thinking about whether it is something that might work for you. A mini-retirement involves taking …

Camels in Egypt

Egypt vacation costs

The vacation itself Let me start off by saying that an Egypt vacation is an orgy. The traffic rules are more guidelines than rules. Everyone is literally driving anywhere they want on the road. Lines on the road mean nothing and if you overtake, the oncoming traffic needs to slow down for you. They don’t …