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Budget Lifestyle

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San Francisco, a playground for the rich

By | 2017-05-14T17:58:14+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Day in the Life|

  Tonight I tried to go to my favorite happy hour in San Francisco, at a sushi restaurant in the Marina District. I pride myself on finding good deals in a city where going out to eat at a mid-range restaurant costs $75 for two, nearly double the national average. So I find spots where I [...]

The Gratitude between Have and Have-Not

By | 2016-09-12T21:11:10+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Day in the Life, Sailing|

  My little temporary burner aboard the sailboat. Often, when living the way I do, on a boat without most common amenities, it's easy to feel ungrateful. My mind goes into this endless spiral of things I don't have, and I start feeling down. No Internet. No toilet. No refrigerator. No stove. No living room. [...]

Intentionally houseless

By | 2016-08-29T15:09:09+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Uncategorized|

  The response to my article about living in a car and a tent to pay off debt in the crazy expensive San Francisco has been huge, and I want to thank everyone for reading and offering kind advice and reflections. The article was since picked up by the Huffington Post and Business Insider, which has [...]

The downside of unemployment

By | 2016-06-15T21:49:37+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Day in the Life, Unemployment|

It's been over three months since I was laid-off from KGO Radio, and over time, like the stages of grief, my feelings toward unemployment have changed. At first, I was shocked, elated, free, thrilled to take a break from the daily grind and reclaim my life. Then, I went to Thailand, and experienced a new culture, new [...]

String Theory: What’s Next After the Layoff

By | 2016-04-18T18:53:34+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Budget Lifestyle, Budget Travel|Tags: , , , |

When I got laid off from my job as a news reporter at KGO Radio over two weeks ago, I started immediately thinking about my expenses. There was no way I could afford a room on a houseboat and membership at a fancy gym on my unemployment wages, which would equal a meager $1800 per month. [...]