One of the mental shifts we had to do when we moved to Costa Rica, was move from the “buy anything you want/do anything you want” mentality to being more frugal. How did we do this?
Well, for starters, when Greg & I both quit our jobs at the same time, bam(!) – all income was immediately eliminated. So, with our DINKS status (dual income no kids) being totally taken away (well, at least the DI part), we didn’t have much choice but to revamp our entire budget. Hey, we were revamping our entire life anywayby moving from the States to Costa Rica, so it was as good a time as any to change up our budget and lifestyle. Here’s what we did, and how we did it.