Author: The MC

Six Months Travelling by RV

We’ve now spent half a year bumming around the US and Canada, travelling in a “small” $6,000 motorhome. There have been some great places and some not so great places, though everywhere has a charm if...

Thinking About Stock Market Valuation and Popularity of Index Funds

I spent this morning reading and thinking about an interesting article at Philosophical Economics titled Diversification, Adaptation, and Stock Market Valuation, found via Jonathon of My Money Blog’s succinct summary The Growing Popularity of Index Funds and...

Six Months Jobless and Homeless: Financial Update

It’s been a bit more than half a year since we quit our jobs and took off in a brand new (to us) motorhome. We spent time in two countries, 18 US states & one Canadian province,...

Comparing Cross Country Road Trips: Car vs RV

Is it cheaper to drive across the US in an RV or a car and how do they compare in fun and comfort? We’ve done the trip both ways now, and some answers were surprising: the RV turned out...

Financial Update: Finally Free?

Been a while since posting a financial update or spending report. We have been busy with other stuff, quitting our jobs and moving into an RV for example; we also switched most of our spending in recent months...

Adding Storage To An RV

We’re getting ready to ride off into the sunset in our new motorhome. Part of the preparations have been to add extra storage space. We don’t want to leave any toys essentials behind, and also want to keep everything nice and organized....

That Time We Bought a New Home for $6,000

No, we’re not moving to Detroit, we bought a motorhome. Why? Well there’s a saying, “dress for the job you want”. Granted, the phrase was probably coined by someone trying to sell you clothes, but perhaps there’s merit to the...

Cooking Under Pressure For Fun and Profit

For the last year, we’ve had a useful new tool in our food preparation arsenal: an electric pressure cooker. The pressure cooker has upped our food making game, increased the variety of delicious dishes we can make at home, and decreased...

We Sold our House

An unexpected series of events has offered us an opportunity, and we’ve decided to make the most of it, take the adventurous path, and figure out the rest as we go along. The upshot: we’ll probably be pulling...

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March 2016 Expenses

Continuing catching up with belated monthly expenses, a recap of March: Semi-annual property tax payments were due, making this a spendy month Lots of rain made yard work a bit unmanageable and we decided to take the opportunity to get...

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