Our one-year sabbatical adventure is getting closer. Naturally, we are deep in the planning stages of this trip. An integral part of the preparation is securing a van for our trip. Finding a reasonably-priced van has not been easy. Continue reading “This is Why We Save Money”
The wife and I are about to embark on the greatest adventure of our lives: a one-year sabbatical to travel Central America. We’ll be driving the middle of the Americas in what will be our home for the time: a class B RV. So, we’ve been shopping for just that.
Of course, I’ve shared with a few others our plans – and with this blog post, the whole world. (If you want to follow along on our adventures, check out www.DangGoodLife.com.) Similarly, I’ve mentioned to a couple people that we’ll be buying a new vehicle. And the response I’ve gotten – while conventional – is exceptionally puzzling: Continue reading “Congratulations! You’ve Expended your Life Force!”
There was a time – not too long ago – when our housing expenses tallied somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000 month. We lived in a tiny 400ish square foot cottage in Los Feliz – built originally in the 1920s. It was more or less a studio. Rent itself was a little over $850. The $1,000/month includes utilities and renter’s insurance. That was a pretty good set up.
And then we moved. Continue reading “Hitting the Reset Button on Lifestyle Inflation”
Wow! I have been neglecting tallying my spending for the year. And of course, there are consequences. What are the consequences for not tracking your spending? Doing too much spending! Continue reading “October 2018 Spending”
I really like this series of posts because it gives me a reason to dig even further into our spending habits. Let’s a take a look at June 2018, shall we? Yes! Let’s do eet! Continue reading “June 2018 Spending!”
When I was kid, my parents would take their car to the car wash pretty regularly. And being young kids, they couldn’t just leave us at home. So, they took us with them. Of course, as kids, you’re easily entertained. So, we’d wonder the convenience store at the car wash seeking that entertainment.
One thing that drove us absolutely giddy was a fortune-telling machine. The machine would repeat over and over again the same sales pitch: Continue reading “Cashew Butter for your Freedom?”
New project: I’m going to list one thing for sale a day. Right now, I’ve got a handful of stuff on Craigslist for sale. I figure that I’ve just got too much stuff – so I want to get rid of some of it. Maybe I can even monetize it!
One thing a day! Getting rid of stuff will help me have more money, more space, more freedom, more flexibility.
I’m dreading the day we have to move. We just have so much junk.
So, that’s it: one thing a day is being listed for sale. Hooray!
My words create my world.
It’s a pretty simple idea. If I believe something, it’s true enough for me – and it can dictate my future. Continue reading “I Can, I Will”
I was listening to a Financial Mentor podcast recently. (I’m remorseful that I can’t link the exact episode because I can’t remember which episode it was.) The guest – as well as the host Todd Tresidder – were in agreement about the importance of the process – and not the end goal. (For Todd, the process is about building wealth.) And I couldn’t agree more about the importance of the process. That’s because focusing Continue reading “It’s About the Process”
I’ve been tracking our spending for a bit now. Recently, I totaled up everything for 2017 and was surprised at the results. And if you tallied up your spending, you would be similarly surprised – which is why you should do it.
But, enough talk! Let’s see how we did in May of 2018. Continue reading “May 2018 Spending”