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Finances & Money

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do you afford to do this?” It’s not easy, and we’ve made sacrifices, but we feel it is definitely worth it!


Items We Still Buy at Costco & Our Costco Connection Magazine Cover

People seem surprised that we have kept our Costco membership even while living in such a tiny space. Either we areView full post »


How Much Does It Cost to Live in an Airstream? May – July 2015 Summary

Wow. Its been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts. About time I guess. Standard disclaimer that this isView full post »


Budgeting 201 – Using Toshl To Keep Track of Spending

A few weeks ago I posted about how we set up our budget. This week I’m going to share how I keep track ofView full post »


Budgeting 101 – How I Determine Our Budget

I’ve put off this post for months. I think every time I post a “How Much Does It Cost to Live in anView full post »


How Much Does It Cost to Live in an Airstream? October 2014 Summary

You guys. I did it! I stayed in my budget. Hallelujah. Okay, okay. We went a little over on groceries, but *overall*View full post »


How Much Does It Cost To Live in an Airstream? September 2014 Summary

I’ve had to revamp the budget. AGAIN. I hate budgeting. What I was doing was just not working – see thatView full post »


How Much Does It Cost To Live in an Airstream: August 2014 Summary

August has been great! We spent the majority of our time along the coast between Willits, CA and Crescent City, CA. WeView full post »


How Much Does It Cost to Live in an Airstream – July Summary

We are back to monthly summaries!! These are probably entirely for my benefit as I feel it provides some accounting forView full post »


Baby Steps to Going Mobile: Start Working at Home

A friend asked me how I ended up with work flexible enough to allow for my travel. It was a good question, and oneView full post »


How Much Does It Cost To Live in an Airstream: March Summary

Another month! I like that these monthly financial summaries give me a bench mark as well as accountability. AnotherView full post »


How Much Does it Cost to Live in an Airstream? February Summary

What amazes me about life on the road is how unpredictable it is. One month can be completely different from the last,View full post »


Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

Over the last 10 years, we’ve run into a lot of friends, relatives and acquaintances that were thinking aboutView full post »


To Sell, or Not to Sell? What to Do With the House?

Traveling so far we have run into so many families that have sold everything for their life on the road. Whether outView full post »


How Much Does it Cost to Live in An Airstream? January Edition

Another month gone by! Time seems to be flying. Another month means we re-evaluate the biggest questions: How muchView full post »


Our Number One Recommendation to Prepare Financially for Life on the Road

Although it may seem like we jumped into the decision to abandon our lifestyle and go mobile, it has actually been aView full post »


Paid Vacations for the Self-Employed

One clear difference between self-employment and a salaried job is the lack of paid vacations. I am paid hourly soView full post »


How Much Does it Cost to Live in an Airstream? December Edition

Sam & I talk often about the costs of living on the road full time. How much money is it going to take? Can weView full post »


How We Travel Without Being Independently Wealthy

Many of the folks who hear our story assume that we are somehow financially set, that we have the money to traipseView full post »