First Day of my New Job

Today was the first day of my new job. It is strange being at a new company after being at my last job for so long. There is a lot to learn and to do, but I’m up to the challenge. Here is a brief summary of my recent career change. Everything to Nothing I […]

I Just Accepted a Job Offer

I just accepted a job offer. I hadn’t been actively job searching, but a recruiter contacted me about a month ago, and here we are. This ended up being a blessing in disguise, as I hadn’t been happy at my job for some time now. Changing Jobs I’ve been at the same job for nearly […]

Summer is Starting to Wind Down

Summer is starting to wind down, and fall is approaching. As has been the case for some time now, my finances are in good shape. Debt is in the form of a mortgage only, and my investments are holding up well. Here is a quick update. Debt I paid off all my non mortgage debt […]

August 2022

August 2022 is almost half over, and summer is starting to wind down. I was able to accomplish a lot of projects this year, and I’m starting to think about the fall and winter months ahead. My finances are doing well, and my savings rate has been up. Here is a quick update. Projects As […]

$10,000 in Bookings at our Rental Cottage

We have officially reached $10,000 in bookings  at our rental cottage. We opened bookings on May 1st of this year and just crossed this milestone the other day. I estimated that we would do around $10,000 our first year, and it looks like we will do even more. A Successful First Year To say that […]

Financial Check In for July 2022

Here is a quick financial check in for July 2022. It’s hard to believe that the year is more than half over already. I’ve had a busy year with projects and work. My income has increased substantially, and so has my savings rate. Here is an update. Debt My only debt continues to be my […]

Financial Update for June 2022

Here is a quick financial update for June 2022. Summer is here, and I have been busy building up cash reserves. My only debt also continues to go down. Cash is King My recent promotion and my part time job have yielded an increase in free cash flow. As I stated in a previous article, […]

How Much Can You Make From Claw Machines?

How much can you make from claw machines? Have you ever thought about owning and operating vending machines? Can they be profitable? Here is a brief look into the world of vending machines. Claw Machine Facts A claw machine is considered a fairly passive income source once it is up and running, since you will […]

What Would You do With an Increase in Cash Flow?

What would you do with an increase in cash flow? I recently wrote an article about receiving a promotion and the increased pay that came with it. It’s been a couple weeks, and I’ve received my first paycheck at my new pay rate. It is as expected, and I am following my budgeting strategy with […]

Three Smart Moves to Make After Receiving Your First Paycheck

Here are three smart moves to make after receiving your first paycheck. You may have worked part time jobs starting in high school and continued working while in college or trade school. Now that you are graduated and have landed your first job that could be called a career, what should you do with the […]