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Finance Your Detour is a budgeting tool and program designed to help you achieve financial peace of mind.

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Finance Your Detour teaches the foundation to personal finance

Simple but effective lessons & a custom developed Budgeting Tool*

Finance Your Detour was created by Dan and Lindsay McKenzie, founders of Follow Your Detour. In only 3 years, the McKenzie’s paid off over $100,000 worth of debt, while building a savings of $25,000, and creating their dream lifestyle of full-time traveling. Included in the program are the very strategies they used to achieve their life of financial freedom. The simple, yet effective, budgeting tool that comes with the program is one they personally designed to help keep you on track for reaching your financial goals. If you’re looking for a way to successfully implement a monthly budget and learn strategies for managing your money, then Finance Your Detour is the program for you!

*The Budgeting Tool is a Microsoft Excel File. Microsoft Excel is required for use.

Here’s What You’ll Get

A 4-step program full of the exact financial strategies we used to pay off $100,000 in debt and save up a $25,000 emergency fund. This ultimately allowed us the financial freedom for Lindsay to quit her job so we could travel full time.


Video lessons for each step with a variety of digital worksheets to help you apply the concepts covered in the lessons.

The budgeting tool we created and use monthly to help make debt pay off and savings a priority. Plus video tutorials to show you how to successfully use it.


Tips for being successful with the budgeting tool to ensure you stick to it and reach your goals.

Program Contents

Part 1: Money Matters

Come to terms with the importance money plays in our life. Discuss the cost of debt and why you should start saving now.

Part 2: Getting Started

Start taking steps to building the foundation for financial success. Discover the roadmap to financial freedom and peace of mind. Identify your fixed expenses, understand the importance of saving immediately and the costliness of debt. You’ll create goals and action steps for taking control of your finances.

Part 3: The Budgeting Tool

Introduction to the budgeting tool along with tutorials for how it works. You’ll understand what makes our budgeting tool and approach different and more effective than others.

Part 4: Fund Your Dreams

Putting it all together and understanding that the process is the most important part of a budget. We will teach you how to conduct budget meetings and tips for ensuring they are effective, including an outline and order of how they should run. You’ll be all set to start funding your dreams!

Dan and Lindsay McKenzie

Adventures, Writers, Lovers of Budgeting

Hi, we’re Dan and Lindsay McKenzie. A young couple in our 30’s who travel the U.S. full-time in our Winnebago Class C motorhome named Wanda. We created this program because we’re passionate about the budgeting tool, strategies and process that has changed our life. In 3 years, we paid off over $100,000 in debt, saved a $25,000 emergency fund, and felt the peace of mind to chase our greatest dream of traveling full-time and being location independent. We want to help others achieve their dreams and take control of their finances so that they can experience the freedom we have.

Are you ready to remove money as a barrier to your detours?

Start using our tools and strategies and take control of your personal finances!