- A married couple is living many people’s dreams after deciding to ditch bond payments to go and rather live on cruise ships.
- The retired couple made the decision to cruise the world after realising that it is a cheaper alternative to paying off their mortgage each month.
A recent news article published in the South African states that couple sells home to live on cruise ships, say it’s ‘cheaper’ than mortgage.
Couple ditch bond payments for cruise ship living
How many times have you dreamed of ditching all your bills and work responsibilities to live a peaceful life on the beach? Too many times to count, right?
One Seattle couple in their 50s is living the dream after they decided to sell their home and live permanently on cruise ships.
According to Business Insider, in May 2021, Angelyn and Richard Burk packed one suitcase each and haven’t looked back ever since.
“We love to travel and we were searching for a way to continuously travel in our retirement that made financial sense,” Angelyn, a former accountant, told Australia’s 7News earlier this week.
Living from a cruise ship is cheaper
This after Angelyn, who is a former accountant, realised that living from a cruise ship to cruise ship is cheaper than paying off a mortgage in their Seattle hometown which costs around $5,034 (R81 000) per month and $60,408 (R976 000) a year for a property valued at around $984,863 (R16 million).
Living on cruise ships, however, has so far cost the couple around $32,485 (R525 000). This number includes the cost of entertainment, food, transportation, gratuity, port fees, and taxes.
The couple, who are avid travelers and have been on a number of cruises so far, have also scored a number of discounts and loyalty points which have also helped them cut the cost of their living.
Angelyn also told 7news that they don’t see themselves living on land any time in the near future.
“We don’t plan to permanently live on land in the future,” Angelyn told 7News.”Where else can you have your resort take you to different countries while relaxing by the pool or sleeping in a comfortable bed?” she told CNN.
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Source: The South African