Category: Experiments

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...

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Getting Paid To Buy a House

Two years ago we bought a house for the first time. When the process was done, our real estate agency paid us nearly $3, 500. If we had done things slightly differently, we might have got...

Bringing up Baby: Year One Costs

How much does raising a child cost in the first year? Would you believe me if I said all the baby stuff you need for the first year doesn’t cost that much? We had no idea...

Finding a New Job for Fun and Profit

Your job determines what you spend your time doing and how much you get paid. The former is important in terms of personal fulfillment, intellectual curiosity, a feeling of making a difference, and things like that. The latter determines how...

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Hosting on Airbnb for Fun and Profit

Housing takes a big bite out of our budget, 40% of our monthly spending on average. We live in a slightly expensive area; one might think of this as a problem, but we prefer...

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