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We are Elyse and Jose, a married couple trying to figure out life and searching for a bit of magic in every moment. Together, we are lovers of food, adventure, travel, learning, and laughing at our 3 eccentric cats. We currently call Virginia home after 8 years in San Antonio, Texas. Elyse is a teacher attempting to navigate the twisted world of education while also learning as much as possible about financial freedom/flexibility and is interested in writing, researching, and learning about others. Jose is a student and a dental hygienist in the Air Force and is about to embark on a life-changing journey- separating from the military. He loves performing magic tricks, elaborate pranks, fitness, socializing, and reading books about finances, business, and self-improvement. Join us as we navigate the road to maintaining a happy marriage, health, gaining financial freedom, life-long learning, and most importantly- Happiness.



Time. The most valuable of resources. Yet we all seem to have so little of it. Since I have been on summer break for exactly 9 days at this point, I have had more time on my hands than I have possibly ever had. I certainly have significantly more time now than I did during …


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