Brazil Cost Breakdown

(break it down)

Thursday, 14 August 2014 | by | 1 Reply

Brazil, Our Travel Costs

I recently came across a post by Jason Hull of Hull Financial Planning estimating the cost to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Assuming a 14 night stay, flights from Dallas, tickets to 3 World Cup games in three different cities, and three domestic flights to host cities, his estimate came up to be $7,205 USD per person.

Our stay was of a similar duration, but we had flights from Toronto, tickets to 1 world cup game, an 8 hour bus ride, a two boat rides, and three domestic flights. Including all of the sightseeing, food and accommodations, it came out to $7,300 CAD – for the both of us. Continue reading

Tips for Frugal Travelling in Brazil

(Football fever)

Friday, 8 August 2014 | by | 10 Replies

Brazil Frugal Travel Tips

I don’t even remember how far back it was when we first started talking about taking a trip to Brazil. It might have been during the previous World Cup in 2010; I vaguely remember asking Daniel where the 2014 World Cup was to be held while watching soccer on TV. “Brazil,” he responded. “Let’s go! I turn 30 that year!” My thirtieth birthday coincided with 2014 World Cup, and wouldn’t that be an amazing way to celebrate the big 3-0? Continue reading

Grow Your Dough Throwdown July Update

(The Index Returns)

Monday, 4 August 2014 | by | 1 Reply

Grow Your Dough Throwdown - the Index Strikes Back

It’s been a while since we last checked in on the the Grow Your Dough Throwdown. If you remember, Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents started a challenge for investors to grow $1000 over the course of a year. Participants were to invest the money however so they chose to serve the following purpose:

1. Highlight different investing strategies and methodologies, and
2. Illustrate how simple investing is for beginners.

The latest results from the GYDT are out. How do you think my portfolio, the Index Strikes Back, is doing? Continue reading