• Finance,  Life

    Why the simple path to Financial Independence is so hard!

    What is Financial Independence ( F.I. ) F.I. is the ability to live off of your investments with the benefit of those investments growing over time and not having to work a normal job.  This description has a few variants in the F.I. Community, but everyone is attempting to live off of their investments ( Stocks, Bonds, Real-estate, Royalties, etc ) so as not to work as an employee to someone else. The Science As humans we love to be rewarded with instant gratifications.The iced chocolate doughnut that screams to our psyche to devour it for the easy calories. ( That sounds yummmy! Brb getting a doughnut and coffee. )Our…

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    Sometimes it seems like everyone is selling something.

    Dealing with the sellers! Every day in life we are approached by people, robots, signs, and noises that are trying to sell us something. Dealing with all the noise can be hard if you have not setup a few mental weapons to help you deal with it. Enjoy this quick dive into some tips and tricks that sellers use to get us to part with our hard-earned cash. It’s on Sale! – If it is something you were not going to buy anyway, being on sale should not be a motivation for buying something you don’t need! A great rule to remember is that all sales repeat each year and…

  • Life

    Top Tips for Working Remotely

    Finding your groove in remote work is a balance between the right tools and the right mindset. In this post we will provide a few tips to get you moving in the direction of your groove. The Setup Having a spot that is dedicated to work is one way to improve your productivity. Find yourself a comfy chair, a good desk and good lighting. Once you have the location make sure it is free of any distractions and allows you to focus on the job at hand. On your computer you may find it better to create a new login account that is specific to work, this will keep your…

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    The kindness of caring

    “The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” ― Louis C.K. An exercise Take a few moments today and think about your blessings. Giving some thought to those things that are going well with your life can help you realize that the bad will go away. You will survive. (Que singing….) One of the ways that I have found to calm my mind is with meditation. Seek out a quite place and have a moment to yourself just listening to your breathing. Try to ignore…

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    Camping,  Gadgets,  Life

    Gearing Up for Adventure

    Here are some of our thoughts on how to gear up for an adventure. If you are adventuring by land, air or sea we should have a few tips for you! We have compiled some of our favorites from Amazon and have linked them with our affiliate link. Enjoy and we would love to hear about your tips! Rate your trip The first thing you should do when you have chosen an adventure is to rate your trip! Is it going to be all Hotels and pools, stealth camping in rest stops, off-road 4×4 adventures or just a simple spot at a State Park? The type of trip will impact…

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    Remote Work

    Remote Work: Work on the Road

    remote workingnouna situation in which an employee works mainly from home and communicates with the company by email and telephone Remotely working or telecommuting has increased by 159% between 2005 and 2017. – Source FlexJobs/Global Workplace Analytics What is Remote Work Technology innovation has brought many changes to the world around us. One of the bigger changes has been in the way people work. No more are you tied down to an office, only able to connect with those around you. With the technology changes that have happened in the last 10 years, you are able to teleconference with team members, complete tasks remotely and juggle the work schedule around…

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    DIY

    DIY: Truck Camper Build – Intro

    About our lil’ Backpack Welcome to the introduction to our home built truck camper series. From this series of post you will develop a firm know-how of what you can make, and what things to avoid. Our Wants/Needs We typically take at least two road trips each year of about 2000 miles. We have made this trip in a small 4 door car, A 28 foot travel trailer, A huge truck camper, A pop-up truck camper and good ole’ Backpack. During all of these adventures we learned many things about what we wanted with a travel camper. We didn’t want something that was big and overloaded. Mrs. Adventure started this…

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    Life,  mindfulness

    What is Character?

    A man’s character is most evident by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or reciprocate. – 1948 Paul Eldridge – “Lanterns in the Night” What is Character? Character is the aspect of being human that you share with the world. It is the mirror image you see in the morning. It is the ego you promote to the world. A Character can be a hero or a villain. When no one is watching what you do and your inner voice provides you with discussion. What kind of person are you? Sometimes bad people do good things; sometimes good people do bad. How you…

  • Camping,  Gadgets

    Product Review: Mr. Buddy Indoor Safe Heater

    Mr. Heater MH18B Portable Propane Heater We purchased this heater on a recent road trip from the southeast of the USA to the northwest! Brrrrrrrrrrrr……..We wanted a heater that was tested as safe indoor in enclosed spaces.  We are using mr buddy heater in our RV.  We even found it so efficient in our small 42 sq/ft truck camper that we just used the pilot on setting. When we wanted it warmer the Mr heater buddy run time averaged about 4 hours on one small tank on the lowest setting. Pros Small Design allows for easy storage Can use a hose to an external tank. Auto Shut off if it…