Minor Issue at the Rental

We had a minor issue at the rental last week. During an arctic blast of cold weather, the furnace broke. Luckily we were able to have it repaired quickly and were back up and running the next day. Furnace Breakdown The weather dipped below zero right around Christmas and stayed there for several days. The […]

Year in Review for 2022

Here is my year in review for 2022. It’s been a year of market volatility and personal change. Here is an overview of 2022. The Good One of the most memorable moments of this past year is that I made a career change after working for the same company for nearly 20 years. It’s been […]

Our First Year Owning Our Rental Cottage

Our first year owning our rental cottage is coming to a close. We’ve learned a lot and have made lots of progress. 2023 is looking bright, as bookings for next year are already coming in. Here is a quick year in review and a look ahead. Total Bookings Total bookings for 2022 came in at […]

A Few Small Financial Wins

I recently had a few small financial wins. These are minor in the grand scheme of things, but I like when I have these small wins along the way to larger goals. Small wins can keep you motivated, and it feels good to have things go your way from a financial standpoint. Here are a […]

Fall Financial Update

Here is a fall financial update. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving, but the weather has turned colder, the days are short, and the Holidays are upon us. Now is a good time to review personal finances and start to think about goals for the coming year. Personal Finances My income has increased […]

One Month into My New Career

I’m one month into my new career. I switched job after nearly 20 years at the same company. It’s been strange being the new person, and it’s been even stranger having to learn so much. It’s been a good experience so far though. Here are some initial thoughts. Road to Automation The new company that […]

Keep Saving

For the time being I’m going to keep saving. I’ve been building cash aggressively the past year or so, and I’m now in a position where I can comfortably save around $1500 per month. Where do I stop? I have a few thoughts on that. Planned Expenses We are planning on having an addition built […]

Our Rental Continues to Perform Well

Our rental continues to perform well. We are now at $13,000 in rents for this calendar year so far. We actually have a booking for 2023 already. We have some plans for improvements coming up. All of which will be paid for from the rents we’ve collected. Projects We are going to try to have […]

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 […]