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Bethany and her fiancé Charles.

My fiancé and I live on half of our income so we can pay off $75,000 in student loans and still save for retirement. Here’s what a typical ...

Bethany McCamish is a freelance writer and designer who lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her fiancé, an electrical engineer.
Elizabeth Aldrich.

I live in rural Costa Rica and spend $1,000 a month on travel. Here’s exactly where my money goes in a typical week.

For Business Insider's "Real Money" series, writer Elizabeth Aldrich tracked her spending during a week split between Costa Rica and the US.
Clint and Kendall Proctor and their two boys.

I quit my day job 4 months ago to become a freelance writer. Here’s what my family of 4 spends in a typical week.

Clint Proctor lives with his wife and sons in Daytona Beach, Florida. This week, they spent $1,175 on their mortgage, food, and business expenses.
Chad and Kari Carson.

My family of 4 is financially independent thanks to passive income from real estate. Here’s what we spend in a typical week.

Chad and Kari Carson are entrepreneurs and real-estate investors who live in Clemson, South Carolina, with their two daughters.
Michael Quan and his family.

I retired as a millionaire at 36 to stay home with my kids. Here’s what my family spends in a typical week in San Diego, California.

Michael Quan lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, who is a school teacher, and two children. Their current net worth is over $2 million.
Daniella Flores, left, and her wife Alexandra are saving up to leave their corporate jobs in a few years.

My wife and I are saving half of our $160,000 income so we can leave our corporate jobs in 5 years. Here’s what we spend in a typical week.

Daniella Flores and her wife Alexandra live in St. Louis, Missouri, and both work in IT. They also earn up to $4,000 a month from their side hustles.
Katie Oelker runs a financial-coaching business from home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I’m a money coach and mom of 2 who’s paying off $179,000 of debt by 40. Here’s what my family spends during a typical week.

Katie Oelker, 33, works from home as a financial coach and her husband, 35, works in sales at a technology company earning a six-figure salary.
Angela Rozmyn and her family live in the Seattle area.

My husband and I live in Seattle and save almost half our income so we don’t have to work by 40. Here’s what we spend in a typical week.

Angela Rozmyn and her husband earn a combined salary in the low six figures. Here's what a typical week of their spending looks like.
Jillian and Adam Johnsrud and their five children.

My husband and I are taking a 3-year ‘mini-retirement’ in our 30s. Here’s what a week of spending looks like for our family of 7

Jillian Johnsrud lives in Montana with her husband Adam and their five kids. Here's a look inside a typical week during their "mini-retirement."
Jeremy, Winnie, and Julian.

After retiring from tech in my 30s, I travel the world with my family on $65,000 a year — here’s what we spend in a typical week

Jeremy and Winnie are spending early retirement traveling the world with their 3-year-old. Here's what they spent during a recent week in Europe.