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Welcome to the second season of Budgets and Cents, a podcast co-hosted by Cait Flanders (formerly Blonde on a Budget) and Carrie Smith (Careful Cents). If this is your first time listening, welcome! You can use our episode guide to catch up on what you’ve missed.
The summer is coming to an end, and so is this season of the podcast. But we’re making the best of it by tackling one of our favorite topics: working on the road! Right now, Cait is on her two-month-long road trip through the U.S., and Carrie just got back from a week-long trip visiting family in Texas – so this episode couldn’t be more timely for us.
First, we discuss how to prepare for working on the road – starting with how to communicate it with clients. We also talk about what to pack so you have everything you need to get your work done, as well as how to schedule your days so you can stay productive and enjoy your trip.
And we would be bad personal finance bloggers if we didn’t share ways to stay safe, from packing an emergency kit, to making sure all your insurance needs are covered, and protecting your belongings (including work files). Before you dive into the “location independent” life, there’s a lot to learn – and we share all our experiences in this episode.
Resources and links:
- Hotspot: Karma GO Wi-Fi
- Roadside Assistance: AAA (for Americans) | CAA (for Canadians)
- Resource: 8 Hidden Credit Card Perks and Benefits
- Cait’s blog: Cait Flanders
- Cait: How I’m Preparing for an Extended Road Trip
- Carrie’s blog: Careful Cents
- Carrie: How to Work from Anywhere With a Portable Office