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This millennial couple earns $93,000 while traveling the U.S. in an RV: ‘We’re able to bring our home anywhere’ – CNBC

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money.

For a long time, Amber and Jaylyn Bush frequently moved to wherever Jaylyn, a Marine, …….

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money.

For a long time, Amber and Jaylyn Bush frequently moved to wherever Jaylyn, a Marine, was stationed. But after about eight years, they were ready for a change.

“We didn’t know how long we would be living in base housing and in homes that would never be ours,” Amber, 30, tells CNBC Make It. “I wanted to have something that was ours that we’d be able to take with us no matter where he got stationed.”

Amber and Jaylyn Bush travel around the U.S. with their 1-year-old daughter, Journey.

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Having grown up in a military family, Amber was used to living a nomadic lifestyle. She saw getting an RV as a way to be able to own their home while having the freedom to easily relocate to whichever Marine base Jaylyn was assigned to.

“It was always a dream of hers,” says Jaylyn, 28. “Living simpler and living a more minimal life and getting rid of the things that we didn’t really need.”

But initially, Jaylyn wasn’t convinced. The point that sold him: How much money they could save.

“Instead of $2,600 a month going into a home that we would never own, that $2,600 a month instead went towards a truck payment, RV payment, our RV site spot where we stayed, and then the rest would go to saving,” Amber says.

Amber and Jaylyn Bush bought their first RV in November 2019. They have been living in an RV full-time since.

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They started saving, and in November 2019, they bought their first RV for $26,000 with a $10,000 down payment.

Now, the couple earns around $93,000 a year and travels the country in their RV with their 1-year-old daughter, Journey, and their dog, Louie. Jaylyn receives a pension from being medically discharged from the Marines, while Amber works remotely as a project analyst for a tech company.

Road to RV living

The couple met in high school when Amber’s family moved to Virginia. In 2012, after they had both graduated — Amber in 2010 and Jaylyn in 2011 — they started dating, eventually getting married in 2013.

Neither of the Bushes decided to go to college, although Amber attended a few classes on and off. “My family pretty much told me that if I wasn’t sure what I wanted to major in, it was a waste of time,” she says.

Instead of college, Amber became a nanny for a military officer, while Jaylyn joined the …….

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/01/rv-life-millennial-couple-earns-93k-while-traveling-the-country.html

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