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Hey there - I'm kudy. Here you will find my musings about financial independence, lifestyle design, and entrepreneurship. I quit my job in April 2018 to try a self-employed gap year on the road where I can hopefully better align my life to my tenets of financial well being. I hope you follow along!

21 Days On The Road

If you’ve read my last few posts about moving into an RV, you might be wondering how life is going for us now that it’s real. I am happy to say we launched successfully on July 1st as planned. After a mad dash of final purging, storing, cleaning, problem solving, and preparing, we are officially full-time RVers…

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The Surprising Cost of Our New RV Home

When I tell people about our plans to spend the next year+ living in a fancy 38 foot 5th wheel trailer, I can see in people’s eyes the question that most aren’t bold enough to ask – how much did that cost, and how can you possibly afford it if you just quit your job!? If I’m being honest with myself, all of this life upheaval at once probably hasn’t

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Financially Naked: Sharing My Income and Net Worth?

When I started this blog I wanted to be cool and include my net worth on the site. After all, personal finance bloggers share their personal finances, right? But after putting my financial numbers out there for a few months, I realized it wasn’t all that entertaining or enlightening. I also realized I wasn’t super comfortable sharing my income and net worth publicly, even if done through an anonymous blog.

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Gap Year Planning: Progress, Anxiety, and a New Truck?

If you’re following along in my recent series of posts about taking a gap year to experiment with self employment (post 1, post 2), the latest news is that plans are becoming ever more real (and ever more anxiety inducing). I put in my notice at work (an angst-filled task that I was happy to get over with). It’s now official, and I will be done at the end of

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I’m Quitting my Job & Moving Into a Trailer

Last week I revealed that I am planning a “gap year,” starting in the next few months. So how about some details? Let’s define my gap year!

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A Gap Year and Permission to Fuck it All Up

For the past 10 years I’ve pursued a fairly consistent career path. The work is not my life’s passion, but I am generally good at it, and it has been somewhat lucrative and rewarding. I haven’t put 100% of my energy toward developing my skills and excelling in my work, but like most people, I’ve allowed work to consume most of my time and focus in exchange for a comfortable

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Mediterranean Cruise & Italy Vacation: Total Out of Pocket Cost

Last month my SO and I enjoyed a two week trip to Italy & the Mediterranean. We had a wonderful time cruising to Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece for a week, and then exploring Italy for another week. In Italy we attempted the whirlwind tour – we saw a number of cities and visited many of the highlights of Venice, Milan, and Florence. We didn’t spend enough time in any of

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