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Old 05-05-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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I think I'm getting pretty close.....Sell the houses and live like this guy.....

http://www.escapeartist.com/efam29/book.html




I'd have about 200k....that'll last me until I'm bored enough to act like an "adult" again
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Re: Who is going to snap?
Old 05-05-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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Heck, no need to go to Malaysia to live an inexpensive life. Look what Tioga George lives on: http://vagabonders-supreme.net/BudgetInfo.htm

Peanuts!

And that's while doing a lot of travelling.
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$319 a month?* I wouldn't call it retirement!

Good laugh though.
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Heck, no need to go to Malaysia to live an inexpensive life. Look what Tioga George lives on: http://vagabonders-supreme.net/BudgetInfo.htm

Peanuts!
I lived on peanuts in college. My mother would give me enough money to eat for 10 days each month. I lived on raw peanuts cooked in my utilities-included-oven and unsweetened iced tea made from bulk tea from India.

After two years of this I quit school and got a job in my field which paid for tuition at night school.

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Let me guess...dietician?
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:30 AM   #6
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The RV lifestyle sounds like it could be fun. That's something I've been fascinated with ever since I was a little kid. And when I was 12, my grandparents took me on a 6-week cross-country camping trip, and that was one of the best memories of my childhood. We did it pretty cheaply, too. 1976 GMC crew-cab pickup with a 10-foot SKAMPER slide-in camper. It had no bathroom in it, and Granddad had pulled out the water tanks for more storage, so the only time we even had water was when we were at a campsite with a water hookup. We had electric (if the campsite offered it) and propane for the stove (I think the little refrigerator could run off propane if you didn't have electric...or maybe it just ran off the truck's battery, I can't remember), and that was about it. But we had a blast. When you're always travelling like that though, 24/7/365, where do you get your mail sent? What would you use as a mailing address?

I don't know if I could deal with that Gilligan's Island approach, though. Even though it's dirt-cheap, I think I'd just get bored after awhile. But then, I guess your roots wouldn't be all that firmly planted, so if you got bored of one area you could just pick up and build a new grass hut near the next coconut grove you find.
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David's list of needs is incomplete, and optimistic ... he ignores health / medical care.* As I sit here nursing some very painful poison ivy wounds (a very minor complaint, all in all), such thoughts come to mind readily.* A serious health issue, at a more advanced aga would loom much larger ...
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Before you go off and buy an RV watch "Lost in America" with Albert Brooks
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