The Friday Feast ~ the 21st of October

22 thoughts on “The Friday Feast ~ the 21st of October”

  1. Happy Friday Steve! Thanks so much for the shout-out! We spent $0 this week outside of groceries. Thank goodness after all the car repairs! This is a great list but I missed about half of them! Good reads for a rainy 50 degree weekend! Crappy weather really for the first time since May – so not complaining! Have a great one!

  2. I always enjoy your roundup! I didn’t know Jim’s story before reading the ONL post. It reinforced for me that I’m working to create a life I enjoy, not something I want to escape from.

    To say it’s been an interesting election is an understatement, so I can’t wait to see how you handle it!

    1. Thanks Claudia – I hadn’t either. I knew of Jim’s blog, of course, but I had never actually read his story.

      And regarding the election, yeah – I know what you mean. I’m not taking sides in this one, though. It’s all about perspective. 🙂

    1. Hi FTF – once we set sail, our plan is to find as many free boondocking camp sites that we can. This will help to keep our costs down – some months we may not have a rent at all. But even if we do stay at a campground every once in a while, it’ll still be a far cry from the $750 / month that we’re paying now. Nightly fees will include electricity, too, so blasting the A/C in the summertime, if we are hooked up to shore power at a camp site, will all be included.

  3. Steve, saw your note on “free boondocking”. We’re planning the same when we FIRE in 18 months, I just bought a book you should be aware of: “The Wright Guide To Free and Low Cost Campgrounds”, by Don Wright.

    $22 bucks, and it has 851 pages of free and low cost campground detail, by State!

    Love your Friday Feast – great “food” for the mind!!

  4. Good collection this week Steve. I’ve got some reading to do!

    That $38k annual budget sounds very reasonable for two. One question though: How much do you guys expect to pay for campsites when your traveling? Those KOA places can get expensive.

    Just curious.

    1. Hey Mr. Tako – we are estimating a couple hundred, max. Even when we do pay to stay at campsites, we certainly won’t be staying at KOAs all that much because, like you said, they can be pricey. We are only staying at one now because we had to endure the entire summer in southern Arizona and wanted a comfortable, dependable place while we finish up work.

  5. Thank you so much for including my post in this great round-up. I really appreciate it and I hope my tips are helpful for anyone in a situation similar to mine, where financial goals don’t quite line up with your spouses. Have a great weekend all! 🙂

  6. Excellent choices! I’m so grateful that Mr. Picky Pincher and I are on track with our goals financially. It can be really difficult to achieve FIRE if you and your spouse are on different pages and you share a bank account.

    1. Very true, Mrs. Picky Pincher. We’ve enjoyed the same thing that you have…the both of us were on-board with this “retire early” thing from the very beginning as well. It makes this much, much easier.

  7. Thanks for the shout-out, buddy! Though I can’t take credit for this week’s mention. 😉 Definitely love that Jim was willing to share his reflections on what happens after you retire early over in our corner of the internet. Hope you have a great week!

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