Becoming Gay Nomads with Geekstreamers – Queer Money Ep. 282

Show notes here:  https://queermoneypodcast.com/podcast/gay-nomads-geekstreamers/ 

Does the dream of retiring and traveling the world seem completely out of reach?

Too many of us in the queer community have resigned ourselves to working until we’re dead.

But what if becoming a gay nomad is totally doable?

Jimmy and Mack are the self-described nomadic nerds behind Geekstreamers, a blog where they share their epic stories of life after work, slow traveling around the world.

On this episode of Queer Money, Jimmy and Mack join us to explain what inspired their shift from a condo in San Francisco and a vacation home in wine country to a downsized (but still fabulous!) RV life.

Topics Covered

  • Why Jimmy and Mack refer to themselves as the Geekstreamers
  • How Jimmy and Mack ‘accidentally’ fell into the FIRE space
  • What inspired the Geekstreamers’ shift from a condo in San Francisco and vacation home in wine country to RV life
  • How having less space for stuff forced Jimmy and Mack to get their lifestyle under control (and save or invest 70% of their income)
  • The correlation between shedding their material possessions and the freedom Jimmy and Mack feel
  • Why the Geekstreamers transitioned from RV life to slow travel
  • The 43 states, 31 national parks and 13 countries Jimmy and Mack have traveled to together
  • How being a queer couple influences where Jimmy and Mack choose to visit
  • How tracking their spending helped the Geekstreamers connect their behaviors to financial outcomes and build a budget around their values
  • Why so few gay men are talking about FIRE compared to lesbian women
  • How blogging about their journey holds Jimmy and Mack accountable

Connect with Jimmy & Mack

Geekstreamers

Geekstreamers on Instagram

Resources 

The 4 Principles of a Debt-Free Life by John R. Schneider, III and David Auten

The Credit Card Pay Off Plan

5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life

Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Gay Men’s Toolbox

Debt Free Guys on Facebook

Debt Free Guys on Twitter

Queer Money Facebook Group

Queer Money on Instagram

 

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