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Becoming Gay Nomads with Geekstreamers

  October 5, 2021  |    #Live Fabulously

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Hear from gay nomads Jimmy & Mack:

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, coupled with,  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.  Jimmy and Mack describe how becoming the Geekstreamers allowed them to save 70% of their income, retire early, and slow travel across the US and internationally.  Listen in for Jimmy and Mack’s insight on building a budget around your values, as well as,  get inspired to track your spending as a first step toward becoming a financially independent gay nomad!

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 a 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 thus, 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
  • Not only the 43 states, and 31 national parks, but also the 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, as well as, 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
Tracking our spending allowed us to become a lot more self-aware of what was adding value and what wasn’t. There was something about that that connected our behaviors to financial outcomes. - Mack of GeekstreamersClick To Tweet

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Resources on becoming gay nomads

5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life

We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys ( and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.

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