Author Topic: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work  (Read 4109 times)

daveydinner

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UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:40:33 AM »
My buddy Benedict was featured in a business insider article: http://www.businessinsider.com/ultraromance-bike-camping-free-spirit-does-not-like-work-2015-7

He lives on $10 a day and is the happiest guy I know.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 12:38:15 PM »
Happy for him! It doesn't take much to be FI on $3650/year. But it sounds like he only does the free spirit thing during the warmer months.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 10:56:00 AM »
You're friends with that guy??  I follow his Instagram and am jealous of his life every day. 

daveydinner

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 05:22:48 PM »
I don't think you're alone in the jealousy department, he's livin' the dream. The downside is it's pretty hard to have a long-term relationship, which I value (my wife) and wouldn't trade for anything. My early retirement will look something like that though... I hope.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 01:28:32 AM »
If I was single and childless I'd call myself FIREd right now and live that life. The only thing he's doing wrong is burying cash. With such low expenses it would only take around $100 000 for him to be fired at less than a 4% withdrawal.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 03:06:24 AM »
I think I saw another article about him floating around recently (maybe from this forum, too). Very cool. By the way, a reader comment from the article got me interested as well - who takes his photos?

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 05:01:45 AM »
If I was single and childless I'd call myself FIREd right now and live that life. The only thing he's doing wrong is burying cash. With such low expenses it would only take around $100 000 for him to be fired at less than a 4% withdrawal.

Yea the dude really doesn't need to be working at all. Seems like it fits his personality to just FIRE. But I get the impression he's not all that financially savvy. Just likes to keep everything in his life as simple as possible. The hassle of investment would probably be more trouble than it's worth for him.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 12:07:24 PM »
Saw this the other day and wondered if MMM readers were aware of this guy.  Not enough long term contingency planning for me but he has a pretty cool life.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 11:31:08 AM »
I got some respect for this guy - he is living life as he wants and is not bound by conventional living standards. But I hope he is wearing sunscreen or those tattoos will be blobs in a few years.

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 10:33:25 AM »
Who takes his Instagram pictures?

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Re: UltraRomance Does Not Like Work
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 02:03:26 AM »
I love stuff like this, I have been obsessed with watching cross country bike videos etc on YouTube lately. This is a big part of what i'd like to do when I call it quits as well.

Anyone have any more recommendations on similar things to check out?