Originally Posted by paintpollz
I just don't know how the average joe or joanne can just X their jobs and christopher columbus around the world without some sort of residual income.
Say you own a home that's worth $250K. If you sell it and everything you own on land, theoretically you should be able to cruise on that money for several years if you watch your pennies. Pick up odd jobs here and there, figure out if you have some kind of skill that other boaters could use and barter or sell your services.
One thing that stands out to me, coming from the corporate world as comparison, is that serious cruisers see no shame in working jobs that the average suit would see as "beneath" him or her to do if it means being able to maintain a cruising lifestyle. I know people who work three months or six months or whatever behind a counter and then move on. Sail for months, find someplace else to work and refill the till. Some of these people came from desk jobs and find the freedom from the corporate hierarchy and BS well worth the drop in pay. I'm two steps from that myself.