Wednesday, February 04, 2009
At a time when many Canadians are struggling to pay their mortgages and keep their jobs, Kim and Curtis Robinson have found a way to work less, travel more and live debt-free.
Last August, they sold their 2,500-square-foot home on Vancouver Island and moved their family into a second-hand RV.
The Robinsons say they've cut their monthly budget by about two-thirds and put aside equity from the sale of their house. Mr. Robinson scaled back his work as a post-production technician in the Vancouver film business - a career that had kept him away from home five days a week.
Now en route to California, Arizona and New Mexico, the Robinsons say they'll keep on trucking for years to come.
"We were just kind of sick of the rat race," Ms. Robinson says, "and of Curtis having to work, work, work to make the mortgage payments and not even having time together as a family."
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