Financing your Travel Lifestyle

  • April 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Member Elizabeth MacKay has a great story to tell.  She's capitalized on her specialized career knowledge to set up a web site - www.PeacefulBirth.ca - that generates enough passive income to support her while she lives a good percentage of each year in sunny Spain.  Come hear Elizabeth explain how she did it, and answer some questions about her operation - as well, she'll be happy to tell us a bit about her life in Spain, what it costs and what she's learned about living there.  You'll be getting good value here, as Elizabeth is paid to give a seminar-length version of this topic.

Next our hosts Evelyne and Brad Tompkins will be speaking about ‘AirBnB’.  Airbnb can be utilized in two ways. As someone traveling and wishing to save some money, it is a way for people to rent various forms of home style accommodations in over 34,000 cities and is now available in 192 countries. On the other side, you may wish to be a host  and earn a little extra cash for your travels while meeting other interesting people with similar interests. You can list your sofa, a room or the entire house, all at no cost. The company charges a small percentage on the cost of the rental.  Ev & Brad have used these services while recently in Europe and are hosts here. Check out airbnb.ca and bring any questions you may have.

Followed by the usual lively conversation among our band of Dreambuilders.

Check the RSVPs to see if carpooling is possible.

Reminder: $5 donation for your first meetup of the year to help defray organizers' expenses, thanks. (Waived for presenters.) We're now at capacity but there is a waiting list - a few always drop off in the last few days.  If your plans change, just click on the green RSVP button and update your response - that way others on the waiting list can use your spot, and our hosts can estimate attendance.

 

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  • Paul M.

    Presenter Elizabeth Mackay http://www.meetup.com/South-Delta-Free-at-55/members/8656789/ has an extra bedroom for rent in her apartment in Marbella Spain. She will be renting it out for 20 Euros a night. It can be rented for as long or short a time as needed. It's 2 blocks from the beach. It is available from Nov 1, 2014 to Jan. 20, 2015.

    October 2

  • Paul M.

    Presenter Elizabeth MacKay invites us to her workshop next month, details here: http://www.meetup.com/South-Delta-Free-at-55/messages/boards/thread/43456782

    April 14, 2014

  • Paul M.

    May 28, 2013

  • Paul M.

    The notes from Brad & Evelyne's AirBnB presentation are in the Files section: http://files.meetup.com/3117722/Airbnb%20presentation%20notes%2C%20April%202013.pdf - feel free to message them if you want an invite to the site.

    April 9, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Here are a few links from Elizabeth's presentation:
    - Her daughter's photo site: http://mayanphoto.com/
    - Her primary web site: http://www.peacefulbirth.ca/
    - Her affiliate marketing site: http://www.bellytobabycoupons.com/
    - Google's Adwords keyword tool: https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool

    Hope you enjoyed it. Message Elizabeth through her profile if you want more information about her one-on-one training sessions.

    April 13, 2013

  • Debbie N.

    Ev and Brad - I am so sorry I will be unable to ake it to your house this evening, and sorry for the late notice. My daughter-in-law fell at the bowling alley this afternoon and may have hit her head. She has been taken to the hospital, my son has gone, too, and I am babysitting two little boys. Even if I weren't babysitting, I now don't have a car! Sure hope I'm not too late for you to call someone on the waiting list, but I would like an update of your speakers, if that is possible.

    April 6, 2013

    • Paul M.

      The notes from Brad & Evelyne's AirBnB presentation are in the Files section: http://files.meetup.c...­ - feel free to message them if you want an invite to the site.

      April 9, 2013

    • Paul M.

      And I just posted a few links from Elizabeth's talk above.

      April 13, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Enjoyed both the presentations, and I'm sure we could have stayed all evening talking about them. Great setup with the large screen. Thanks to hosts Evelyne & Brad, and to both them & Elizabeth for presenting. I'll post a few notes from them when available. Feel free to contact either of them directly through this site if you want to follow up on some of their referrals or offerings.

    April 7, 2013

  • Val

    I would love to go but have made plans now. Sorry ......... :(

    April 6, 2013

    • Paul M.

      Working to accommodate more people at future events. Thanks for your understanding.

      April 7, 2013

  • jim g.

    Hi everyone ... this presentation at Tedx Vancouver seems quite relevant to the discussion about 'post-retirement' , Older to elder, and retirement transition that we were discussing last meet-up. (12 minutes :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NxOoeEJmjQ

    March 7, 2013

    • Sally H.

      Thanks, Jim; I found that 14 minute presentation to be absolutely riveting! Sally

      March 16, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Just a note to let you know that we're now at capacity - there is a waiting list, so if your plans change, please update your RSVP so that others can use your spot. Mahalo!

    March 4, 2013

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