We’re excited to announce that our friend Jim Collins has just published a book based on his wildly successful “Stock Series” articles. We received a preview copy of the book a few weeks ago and Jim asked us if we could write a “blurb” for promotional material. We replied:
“Jim Collins has the gift of making boring financial concepts funny and interesting. He makes complicated subjects simple and easy to understand. The Simple Path to Wealth is the first book I recommend to people curious about financial independence.”
And we mean every word of it. There’s a reason why Lauren and I decided to drive 2500 miles to interview Jim back in 2014. It’s because the writing style on his blog made investing in the stock market seem more accessible for the average person. That’s not an easy task.
Many of you email us asking for investment advice and 8 times out of 10 we direct you to Jim’s blog. “The Simple Path to Wealth” is now our go-to recommendation for people interested in investing and financial independence as it’s an expanded and polished version of his blog.
But there’s a reason why we trust Jim’s opinion before anyone else’s.
He was doing this stuff before it was cool.
He achieved financial independence before the internet was even around! He didn’t have books, blogs, and videos as a blueprint. He just wanted “F-you money” so he could live life on his own terms and figured it out.
As an investor of over 40 years and financially independent for 25, I think we have a lot to learn from him. I hope you agree 🙂
Here is a link to the series of videos we filmed with him:
And here’s a link where you can buy the book (amazon affiliate):
This was my second attempt changing out the bushings in our 1999 Monaco Dynasty. I should have learned my lesson the first time. Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but nothing is more frustrating than spending all day on a project only to end up worse off.
I took the RV to a semi-truck suspension shop and they are having an extremely hard time. I feel a little better knowing that it was a difficult job for a reason, but I’m not looking forward to the extra hours on the bill.
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For some reason my camera didn’t record that I used a very diluted lye/water mix AFTER applying the stain to make the wood appear a little darker. That’s why the cut to the polyurethane looked a little darker. It didn’t work as well as using lye directly on the cherry, but it helped a little when things weren’t looking right.
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Huge news…Lark United Trailers has agreed to help us build the ultimate mobile workshop from scratch! This is obviously very exciting, but we also want to make sure we think of everything possible BEFORE they start construction.
If you could build your dream mobile workshop, what features would you include? How would you organize it? How would you modify the trailer itself to be more comfortable to work in?
Link to Sketchup and PDF files:
Lark United: http://www.larkunited.com/
I built this closet crib or “Dutch Cupboard Bed” for Hudson. We needed a place for him to sleep in the RV and this was our best option.
I made the guard rail out of solid cherry and used masonite (pressed board) painted on the walls. Lauren (and Hudson) approve!
I’ve been avoiding the rotten floor around our RV refrigerator for weeks. I didn’t want to know what was going to be underneath the tile… I finally finished the project and we’re very pleased with the results.
Sorry for the shaky video, I forgot my tripod on the first day.
I make a few predictions about how much I think we’ll make on YouTube this year now that we’re giving a go at it full time.
This is just for fun. Remind me next year to see how we did 😉
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Here’s what it cost us to give birth in Costa Rica. We included the OB/GYN, hospital, anesthesiologist, surgeon, and pediatrician.
We didn’t include our flights ($800) and our accommodations ($1300), since we moved out of our house before going down.