2016 Full-time RVing Cost of Living & Income Report

January 16, 2017 | 38

Wondering how much it costs to live full-time on the road? You’ll quickly learn when researching this question that the number varies wildly from RVer to RVer. This can be frustrating because it makes it harder to narrow in on how much it’ll cost you. But another way to look at it is this: That…

It’s That Time Again

February 26, 2016 | 15

I still keep waiting for the ball to drop, but I don’t think it’s coming this year. For the first time since I hit the road, my taxes were, well, almost easy. Maybe it only seems easier because of the practice and accumulated knowledge of having done it for several years now. Either way, I…

2015 Full-timer Cost of Living and Income Report

January 29, 2016 | 41

I summoned the willpower to secluded myself from the Xscapers festivities last week long enough to work out my 2015 cost of living and income numbers. Here they are, conveniently tacked on to the chart I’ve used for previous years for ease of comparison. As always, let me stress that these numbers will be different…

What About Retirement?

May 1, 2015 | 95

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 | 38

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…

Tax Time

March 10, 2015 | 37

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…

RVing Emergency Fund

June 11, 2012 | 12

Last updated 3/17. RVs are very complex systems with a lot of working parts that could potentially fail, even small ones without engines like my Casita. Ask any owner, even of a brand new RV, and you’ll quickly learn that they not only require regular maintenance, but that if you own one sooner or later…

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