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Chicago

How to Visit a Big City on a Small Budget.

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How Do You Afford To Travel?

You don’t have to be a millionaire or earn six figures to travel the world.
Read how we afford to travel.

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We are Mr. & Mrs. Bug

A couple with uncontrollable wanderlust who are working towards financial independence in order to travel the world full-time.

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Birthday Freebies: Maximize Your Special Day

Birthday Freebies: Maximize Your Special Day

Through the years I’ve learned you can get a lot of stuff for free, just for being born!  In celebration of my birthday today, I wanted to share with you some of the best freebies available to all for their day of birth. Jersey Mikes Sign up for their new email club...

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Chicago: How to Visit a Big City on a Small Budget

Chicago: How to Visit a Big City on a Small Budget

Thinking about a trip to Chicago but afraid of big city prices? Well worry no more! Mr. Bug and I just got back from a weekend in Chicago and are happy to report there is a plethora of budget-friendly choices in this magnificent city. Here is our list of the top 5...

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2015 In a Nutshell

2015 In a Nutshell

Some of you may have noticed that The Wander Bugs were on a bit of a hiatus for much of 2015. We wanted to fill you in on our lives over the past 10 months while we have been MIA. Sometimes you can have the best plans and be on track and then something happens to...

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Winter Blues Getaway-Cancun, Mexico

Winter Blues Getaway-Cancun, Mexico

Winter blues got you down? Need a strong dose of Vitamin D? Dreaming of being on the beach, soaking up the sun with a cold one in your hand? This time of year it seems everyone is itching to get away from the dreary, cold weather. Think this sounds perfect but it...

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Update: New Travel Map Page

Update: New Travel Map Page

Mr. Bug has been hard at work tweeking our website for optimal visual beauty. His newest addition is a travel map that shows where we have traveled. This nifty little page also has a fun countdown to our next upcoming trips. We will be traveling to Mexico in 2 weeks...

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Finance Friday: Pantry Challenge

Finance Friday: Pantry Challenge

I love the holidays. I am a huge fan of Christmas, it may just be my favorite holiday of them all. I love the holiday music, beautiful lights, colder weather, cheesy movies, holiday parties, and extra time with family and friends. But, as much as I love Christmas, I...

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Travel Tuesday: Disney Weekend Adventure

Travel Tuesday: Disney Weekend Adventure

We recently took a quick weekend getaway to Disney World in Orlando, FL. As I previously reported, we were able to get the majority of the trip paid for using credit card points. In two days we were able to visit three parks: Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and...

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Finance Friday: Are We Saving Enough?

Finance Friday: Are We Saving Enough?

What is a good savings rate? Most financial advisors and experts say 10-15% of your income is a great amount to save. But that’s for a normal retirement age of 65 and we aren’t normal, are we? Our goal is to be financially independent by age 40 (if not earlier). I...

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Why Retire Early?

Why Retire Early?

Thinking about retirement in your early 30s is NOT normal. Reading finance books for fun is NOT normal. Getting excited to pay off debts is NOT normal. I’m quite certain people in our everyday life think we are total weirdos. When I told friends and family about our...

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Finance Friday: Gift Giving-Yes or No?

Finance Friday: Gift Giving-Yes or No?

It’s that time of year again! The holiday spirit is in the air, the TV and radio have a gazillion ads for the latest and greatest “it” item of the season, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a flurry of sales to entice one and all to part with their hard -earned...

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