Hello! Today I share with you a secret to saving money on vacation accommodations, and that secret is a website called BuyaTimeshare.com. This is a timeshare resale marketplace that advertises timeshares for sale and rent by owner at up to 50% off what you’d pay at a resort or hotel directly! Some of the deals seem too good to be true, so I spoke with a representative at BuyaTimeshare.com to learn more and review their services. [Read more…]
When we sold our house and moved into an RV, we had to give away a ton of our stuff so that we could start living minimally in a smaller space. We gave away a lot of stuff to family members, had neighbors come by and take whatever they wanted, we had Salvation Army come to our home to do a big pickup, and more. We didn’t sell a single thing, instead we gave it all away.
And, it felt great.
Now, we live in a 33 foot RV and are definitely living a minimal lifestyle.
We aren’t the norm, though.
The size of the average home in 1950 was less than 1,000 square feet. Fast forward to 2013, the average home size has increased to nearly 2,600 square feet (according to the U.S. Census Bureau). [Read more…]
Recently, we celebrated our one year anniversary of RVing. This past year of RVing has been really amazing for us. There hasn’t been a single day when we’ve wished that we lived in a “real” home!
We love seeing new places, trying new adventures, meeting new people, learning about new areas, and more.
However, if you’re thinking about RVing, then you may be a little overwhelmed with questions.
After all, RVing is a somewhat new lifestyle that not too many people take part in. So, this can lead to many questions!
If you’re interested in RVing, check out these other blog posts on Making Sense of Cents:
- Becoming an RV Family – How We Travel Full-Time With 4 Kids and 2 Dogs
- How To Make Money While RVing
- How Much Does It Cost To RV?
- Common RV Questions – Yes, I Even Talk About What We Do With #2
- Beginner RV Tips – Dreaming Of A Life On The Road?
Whether you are a young RVer or if you’ve reached retirement age and want to start the RVing lifestyle, there are several things you may want to think about and research. [Read more…]
In the past year, we’ve traveled around 15,000 miles just in the RV, with even more miles put on our car (when we tow it, no miles are added, so in total we’ve actually traveled more than 30,000 miles).
In the RV, we’ve already traveled to many awesome places such as:
- The Pacific Northwest (Wes cycled 1,000 miles from Port Angeles, Washington to San Francisco, California while I drove myself and our two dogs in the RV). We went to Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Kalaloch and Ruby Beach, Hoh National Rainforest, La Push Beach, and many other beautiful places. This was the trip of a lifetime!
- Utah (many times) – Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, and many other places.
- Colorado (many times) – Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, and many other places.
- “Home” in Missouri
- Arizona – Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Sedona, and many other places.
- California – This was a part of the Pacific Northwest trip, but we continued on and hopped along beaches all the way to Los Angeles.
- Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons National Park.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ever since we made the switch to full-time RVing, I’ve met many people who travel full-time. I’ve met people who don’t work and live off of enough money to travel for an extended amount of time, those who are retired, those who find odd jobs on the road, those who work while traveling, and more.
I’ve met some really interesting and awesome people who travel full-time, and they really prove that anyone can make long-term travel possible.
It all depends on how badly you want it.
And, yes, you can do it with a family too. If you don’t believe me, read Becoming an RV Family – How We Travel Full-Time With 4 Kids and 2 Dogs. [Read more…]
Hopefully, you had the chance to read their interviews on my blog, but in case you missed any of them, I have created a roundup so you might find something that sparks your interest.
Some of these are work from home jobs and businesses, others allow you to travel the world, but the most important thing is that there are options for everyone.
The careers and jobs below include:
- Selling on Amazon
- Becoming a virtual assistant
- Traveling the world as an au pair
- Making money as a grammar nut by proofreading
- Bookkeeping even if you have no experience
- Using your voice as a voice over actor
- Creating an ebook
- Starting a successful freelance writing career
- Becoming a transcriptionist
I’m always looking to add to the list, so if you know of anything, please let me know in the comments below or by sending me an email. [Read more…]
Hello! Today, I have a great post from Andrew. He’s a new blogger with a fun story to share.
My name is Andrew and I am an ordinary 22 year old from Ontario, Canada. I recently started my blog, Quest for Billions, to document my experiences and lessons learned in improving my financial literacy. I am just starting out, and hope to relate to and help others take action as well.
Do you have an experience that truly defines you? One where the stories still come up in conversation years after it happened and one that you can look back on and say with confidence has contributed to the person you are today?
In the summer of 2015, I embarked on such an experience.
Here are 4 lessons I learned about life and money during my travels in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. [Read more…]