Showing posts from April, 2022

Must see attractions in Conway, SC: Conway Riverwalk and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

  Conway Riverwalk, Conway, SC Slow travel, where we’re staying at one place a month or longer, has allowed us to see places we normally wouldn’t have the time or the energy to see.  This way of traveling has afforded us the luxury of seeing well known places as well as off the beaten path places. During our pack’s (my wife, myself, and our Pomeranian Toby) 3 months long stay in Murrells Inlet (SC), we read about Conway , a town north of Murrells Inlet, in one of the local tourist brochures.  We had already visited many places in and around where we were staying the first two weeks, and we were ready to explore other places outside of Murrells Inlet. Conway is home to two major institutions of higher learning, Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College .  Numerous building and structures in downtown Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places.   City Hall Building , is one of those historic buildings, and it was designed by Robert Mills , the archite

Don’t wait to get rich, start ASAP! A guide to FIRE (financial independence retire early) from a recent early retiree…

  Let power of compounding do the heavy lifting! Warren Buffett , the Oracle of Omaha, once said that in order to get rich like him, then one must start investing right away.  He elaborated that if he was coming out of college and had $10,000 to invest, he would use the compounding effects of this money to let money earn more money. This, in essence, is the most important part of investing the right way:  Letting compounding interest to do most of the heavy lifting for you.   If done the right way, that is to buy/hold and investing for the long haul (on top of compounding interest), then anyone can retire early and be financially independent. In this post, I’d like to share my thoughts on starting investing as early as possible, to achieve FIRE (financial independence retire early). During my own FIRE journey, I always wished I had started earlier than my late thirties, to really ramp up my retirement savings.  Had I understood the importance of compounding interest when I was in my tw

Must visit parks near Myrtle Beach, SC: Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park

  Beautiful morning at Huntington Beach State Park, SC One of the biggest pleasant surprises of our AirBnB condo rental, where we stayed from December 2021 until February 2022, was the South Carolina All Park Pass .  This pass allows free entrance to all the state parks in South Carolina. Prior to our visit to Murrells Inlet, which is a village about 8 miles south of Myrtle Beach, I had seriously considered purchasing the same pass.  I was glad I didn’t, as the rental provided the pass free of charge! Thanks to this pass, we ended up visiting and revisiting both the Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park multiple times.  We guessed the pass ended up saving us at least $200 on entrance fees during our 3 months stay.   Note :  entrance fee is $8 per person to either of these state parks. Huntington Beach State Park is located in the fishing village of Murrells Inlet.  Murrells Inlet, known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, was once the lair of infamous pirate