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Living In A Tin Can

Well, well. You’re shopping for an RV that will comfortably accommodate year-round-on-the-road live/work/travel? Then please allow me to direct your gaze toward la ligne du bas. (That’s French for “the bottom line.” Oui, it is.) Once you hit the road, nearly every sentient being you meet is gonna ask (and I’m talking within the first…

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Living In A Tin Can

I’m the first to admit my born cheapskateitude (inherited from Richard, along with the itchy feet and doofy sense of humor). Really truly, never let me on The Price Is Right — my “what’s-it-worth” barometer’s perpetually stuck in about 1982. (I’m forever saying embarrassingly-dumb-shit things like, “When did a dozen eggs stop costing 79¢?” “What…

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Big Girl Business Panties

I have someone in my life (who shall remain anonymous, because she’d kill me for talking about her). This someone sees my blessed-state of-entrepreneurship as irresponsibly perilous — always hinting that I’d be better off working for someone else because I’d have “income security.” Ya see, there’s a certain class of individual (like said nameless…

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Living In A Tin Can

Soon after discovering that I’m a full-timer, the-non-nomad-to-whom-I’m-speaking usually says something like, “Gosh, I sure wish I could afford to retire so young.” My response? Well, so the hell do I! Why do stationary folk automatically assume that a traveling lifestyle means independent-wealth-and-leisure? Not all RV-peeps spend their days sitting under sunbrellas, reviewing their investment…

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Living In A Tin Can

Homeownership’s supposed to be a cornerstone of the American dream, innit? I mean the damn thing’s right up there with childbirth, ladder-climbing, and religious freedom — all that makes ‘Murica great. Family, faith, fringe-benefits — and freeholdings! I had eschewed the first three as unnecessarily-life-complicating, but got somehow-or-other-sweet-talked into the latter. What the hell was…

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It seems as if we’re experiencing near-monthly “100-year storms” lately — welcome to the end of days! Hurricanes along the gulf coast, tornadoes throughout the midwest, winter disasters in New England, typhoons and earthquakes across the globe — no matter where you live or what your situation, the best time to prepare for certain destruction…

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When I was little, my favorite thing in the world (well, one of my 10,000 “favorites”) was to flip through my father’s road atlases and AAA books, searching out all the sites I wanted to see “some day.” Running my finger along the bright blue highway lines — marveling that towns like Boogertown, NC and…

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Back in the day, you were expected by society to reproduce — and if you didn’t, you were pitied for being “barren.” I personally get down on my knees every night to thank modern science, Margaret Sanger, and Planned Parenthood for giving me a choice about whether or not I welcome a small parasite into…

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Budgeting — ooh, what a scary word! If you want to frighten someone whose business finances are out of control, suggest that they tally up their expenses on a piece of paper. We all understand the value of such an exercise, but when it comes to the practicality of putting a budget together, we get…

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You don’t have to be Fortune 500 CEO to need a functional office. But, unlike many high-ranking CEO’s, you may be working out of a small office — or your back bedroom — and you are probably on a budget. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with inefficient work spaces, inadequate…

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