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Haslet CamperForce Review

January 2, 2016 |

Some numbers from my Haslet CamperForce experience, I know how much people love numbers! Total weeks worked: 9 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 480 Base pay: $10.75/hour Differential pay for working Saturday and Sunday: $1.00/hour, started early November Overtime pay: Time and a half for everything over 40 hours in one week – $16.125/hour…

Answers About Full-timing

October 30, 2015 |

Happy Friday everyone! My first week of (more than) full-time hours is over and I’ve enjoyed a relaxing if rainy weekend puttering around the RV and not doing much of anything really, it’s been nice. Rainy weather kept me from getting out today like I’d hoped so there is no adventure to blog about, so…

Not The End of the World

September 21, 2015 |

Friday, September 18 It’s been a wet few days. The rain starts before sunrise on Tuesday and we have a good day at the store, everyone is hanging out indoors shopping instead of walking the basin. Not the best sight-seeing weather, but at least this will help the fires. When I wake up for work…

What About Retirement?

May 1, 2015 |

Yesterday a reader asked me a really good question, something I’ve touched on before but never fully explained. Since I’m not making enough money to build up a nest egg, or holding one job long enough to acquire a pension, what do I plan to do for retirement? The answer is this: I intend to…

A Revised Look At My Costs as a Full-timer

April 10, 2015 |

The most recent version of this post may be found here, and includes all data through 2016. Here you go prospective full-timers, a chart of my adjusted gross income and cost of living by year from 2011 to 2014. The income numbers were pulled from my tax documents, the living costs are something I keep…

The Late Night Epiphany

March 24, 2015 |

Hey everyone, this is the conclusion of the story of ‘what came before Interstellar Orchard’ that started last Tuesday. The first part is here, and the second part is here. You’ll want to read those first if you haven’t yet! December 17, 2010 The past four months since Revolution Day have been full of ups…

Revolution Day

March 20, 2015 |

Hey everyone, this is a continuation of the story of ‘what came before Interstellar Orchard’ that started on Tuesday. You’ll want to read that first if you haven’t yet! February 20, 2010 Wake up before dawn. Get ready in a haze. Drive 40 minutes in the dark still half asleep. Trudge through eight and a…

Tax Time

March 10, 2015 |

Last updated 3/10/17 I take a certain amount of pride in the fact that I still do my taxes myself, despite the convoluted mess full-timing can make of it. To this day I use TurboTax to file, traditionally the ‘Home & Business’ edition for small business owners or sole-proprietorships. In 2017 (for the 2016 tax…

South Dakota RVer Health Insurance Changes

November 17, 2014 |

South Dakota has served me well as my state of residency since I became a full-timer RVer over two years ago, but in 2015 it’s going to become less ideal for us younger nomads. The reason is health insurance. With the Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare) swinging into full effect next year,…

Full-time RVer Health Insurance

March 4, 2014 |

Twice in the past month or so I have gotten questions from readers who were wondering how the Affordable Healthcare Act (also referred to as ObamaCare) changed the playing field for full-time RVers. In truth I have long toyed with the idea of writing more on health insurance for pre-retirement full-timers. But then I would…

Six Benefits of Seasonal Jobs

March 1, 2014 |

It’s no secret, I think my life is pretty awesome. All of the wonderful things about RVing brought up in the last post are great things to point to, but I realized there’s something I left out of that list that bears mentioning. Something I really didn’t consider a perk of constant travel that luckily…

CamperForce Earnings 2013

January 17, 2014 |

The numbers are in! Here’s how my CamperForce earnings stacked up this year. As many of you know, Amazon is one of the best paying RVer friendly jobs out there. But is worth the hard physical work, repetitive nature of the job, and long hours? I’ll give my numbers and you can be the judge.…

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