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20 Backpacking Tips for Beginners
Wed, 06/24/09 | 13 Comments
20 Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Hopefully, the catchy title sucked you in. We previously covered what backpacking gear to purchase, what food and clothing to bring, and how to properly train for backpacking. All of that stuff is great and …

How to Train & Prepare for your Backpacking Trip
Thu, 06/18/09 | 5 Comments
How to Train & Prepare for your Backpacking Trip

I love backpacking. And as this is a finance AND lifestyle blog, I’ve been covering the basics of backpacking lately. Backpacking can save you money over typical vacations every time you hike, get to experience …

Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage
Sun, 06/14/09 | 9 Comments
Why you Should Calculate your Real Hourly Wage

How much do you make? $50K a year? OK… how much do you really make? Yeah, your real wage. The answer may surprise you. When looking at the larger personal finance picture, it’s important to …

Choosing the Right Backpacking Food & Clothing
Thu, 06/11/09 | 4 Comments
Choosing the Right Backpacking Food & Clothing

In the last post on buying backpacking gear supplies, there were two noticeable things left out by design – food and clothing. Why? It’s hard to survive without either – but almost equally as challenging …

The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies
Sun, 06/7/09 | 11 Comments
The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking: Buying Backpacking Gear & Supplies

The Benefits of Backpacking
Whether doing a week-long trek through the Grand Canyon, or a two night weekend hike at a nearby state park, backpacking has a number of great benefits and is relatively cheap in …

Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
Mon, 05/25/09 | 51 Comments
Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?

Could a Peace Corps job be for you?
Despite nearly a 4.0 GPA at a respected university, resume counseling, and mock interview practice, I had a very hard time finding a job upon graduation. After a …


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