Who is The Ordinary Couple?
A young couple of Digital Nomads inspiring others one country at time.
That's exactly what we did. We made a choice to get our money together, quit our secure 9-5 jobs and travel freely as we always dreamed of. We had no blueprint in starting our journey but we gained an immense amount of knowledge during the process which has helped us get here and stay here. Now we want to help others start their own journeys.
Why the change?
As an average young American couple we got caught up in what we thought we were "suppose" to do and lost focus of what we wanted to do. We were 5 years into our Accounting Careers and saw nothing to look forward to. This was our turning point. We figured we had nothing to lose, we already knew what our current life had to offer, why not try for the life we dreamed of.
How'd you do it?
We sacrificed, committed ourselves to our end goal and changed our way of thinking. Letting go of a secure lifestyle in exchange for a lifestyle of uncertainty isn't easy but it is definitely freeing. We knew our end goal was worth whatever hardships we had to face to get there. So we saved diligently, we mastered budgeting, and made every dollar count. After a year of preparation we saved up $100K, quit our jobs and haven't looked back ever since.
And that is the absolute truth! During our journey the most important change we had to make was our relationship with money. Unfortunately personal money management isn't a topic that was discussed in our households, communities or during all of our years at school. Understanding the power of budgeting and having money goals was a crucial step for us to get to where we are. We know money is an obstacle that is holding many back from taking life changing chances. We hope that our story inspires them to have the courage to make a change. This is main purpose of the The Ordinary Couple. We want to let others know you can change your relationship with money despite your starting point.