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How to retire in style, when you can’t afford to retire

After 36 years of teaching, Jenny and Jon Stark still couldn’t afford to retire in Australia.  So they rented out their apartment and use the money to travel and live simpler, more adventurous lives.

What was the catalyst for your Good Life Crisis?

Sitting in a homestay in the beautiful mountains above Sapa, Northern Vietnam, we looked around and saw how happy the locals were, despite how little they had. We were cooking over an open fire in the middle of the kitchen floor, we had few possessions with us. We’d walked all day with the Black Mong people, the sun on our faces and beaming smiles.

It was one of those (more…)