$1100 Dollars in Fluids/Filters! (Buying an RV Without Service History)

Before we take our ’99 Monaco Dynasty on the road, I decided to perform a full maintenance service. I quickly learned there was more involved than I first thought. Over $1000 dollars in fluids/ filters and 2 weeks of research led me to this…

By the end of the weekend I changed the oil, air, and fuel filter in our Onan 7500 generator. Changed the fluid and filters in the hydraulic system, and replaced the fuel filters and diesel engine oil.

We Bought an RV!

It’s getting serious…We just dropped 32 grand on a 1999 Monaco Dynasty! Here’s a quick tour of the RV showing some of the things we like about it and a few of the necessary repairs.

We’re happy with our choice. Everything is really well built…solid cherry cabinets, instant hot water, corian countertops etc.

Details:
1999 Monaco Dynasty PBS 40′ Slide
Cummins 350HP Diesel – 119k miles
Onan 7500 Diesel Generator
Newish tires, roof, awnings, batteries, and solar panels.

DIY “Chorreador de Café” | Pre-Hipster Pour Over Coffee Maker

In just about every kitchen in Costa Rica you’ll find a Chorreador de Café. It’s a simple pour over coffee maker that’s been used for hundreds of years.

They come in many different shapes and sizes, but I wanted a compact one for our upcoming RV trip. It fits nicely in a drawer and makes one cup of coffee at a time.

Stay tuned for the video of our first cup in the morning :)

Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 2 – Our Expectations vs. Reality

Part 2 of 4: We did our best to remember all of the questions we had going into giving birth abroad. Looking back, we really went out on a limb coming to Costa Rica without visiting first :)

Could we pay with a credit card? What about pre-natal visits? Can you get on an airplane 9 months pregnant? Would they let us through customs? What about the language barrier? Were we taking on too much trying to stay in a hotel room (AirBnb) as new parents?

Of course, everything turned out great. Our OBGYN (Dr. Paer), our hospital (CIMA), and our pediatrician (Dra. Castro) all gave us world class care.

Giving Birth in Costa Rica PART 1 – Opting Out Of American Health Care

Part 1 of 4: Why we chose to give birth abroad, and why we picked Costa Rica as our destination.

1. Dual citizenship for our son.
2. Permanent residency for us.
3. We’re not happy with American healthcare system.
4. It was cheaper.
5. Options for travel and living in the future.
6. Adventure.

In the next video, we’ll talk about how our expectations matched reality.

Homeless and Unemployed in Costa Rica (Giving Birth Abroad)

We made it! We hope you understand our absence lately, but we’ve been selling our things, moving, and preparing for our trip to Costa Rica.

We wanted to give you a quick tour of the neighborhood/hospital so you can get an idea of where we’re staying and where we’ll be giving birth. So far our experience has been much better than we could hope for!

Valuing Your Time (feat. Joshua Sheats, Jason Fieber, and Kraig Mathias)

Last year we made a video about how your free time cannot be valued the same as your hourly wage. This week we wanted to revisit that idea with the help of Joshua Sheats (Radical Personal Finance), Jason Fieber (Dividend Mantra), and Kraig Mathias (Create My Independence) as our special guests.

Links:
How Much is Your Free Time Worth – https://goo.gl/oZoPfG
Most Profitable DIY Skills for Beginners – https://goo.gl/B93xMC
The Convenience Paradox – https://goo.gl/TtV9BM

Joshua Sheats – http://radicalpersonalfinance.com/
Jason Fieber – http://dividendmantra.com/
Kraig Mathias – http://createmyindependence.com/