Our First Guests Have Stayed at Our Cottage

Our first guests have stayed at our cottage. We’ve had three groups of guests stay at our rental so far, and the results are positive. We’ve received positive reviews and have learned a few things. Here is a brief report. Things That We’ve Learned One of the first things that you will want to do […]

The Rental Property is Accepting Bookings

The rental property is accepting bookings. We listed the property a few weeks ago and have already received 3 bookings for the upcoming season. There is still some work to do, but bookings are starting to roll in. Work in Progress There are still a handful of projects to do before we open our cottage […]

Listing Our Rental Property

We have officially listed our rental property. Pictures have been taken, and a description has been put on the webpage. The property won’t be available for bookings until May, as there is still some work to do. But the time to start accepting guests is getting close. Odds and Ends There is still some work […]

A Productive Weekend at the Rental Cottage

We had a productive weekend at the rental cottage. Gravel was delivered to make a driveway, and the locks on the entry doors were changed. There is still a lot to do, but we are making progress. Work Weekend The purpose of heading to the cottage was to get some work done before the weather […]

What are the Three D’s of Real Estate?

What are the three D’s of real estate? The three D’s are death, divorce, and debt. From the perspective of real estate agents and investors these are the three main reasons as to why people sell their homes. There are obviously others, but these three main factors tend to stand out. Here is a more […]

Why is the Housing Market so Hot?

What is going on with the housing market? If you have been looking for a house or have been paying attention to the housing market, then you may have noticed that houses are selling faster than ever. You may have also noticed that there aren’t many houses for sale. So, what is going on? Seller’s […]

Buying an Investment Property

February is quickly ending. This winter has been long and cold, so I am happy that Spring will hopefully be here soon. Here is a quick personal financial update as this winter winds down. Real Estate Investing The biggest news of the month is that we were out shopping for investment properties a couple hours […]

Fundrise – 2019 Review

Fundrise is an online real estate investing platform that allows investors to invest in commercial and real estate through crowdsourcing. One of the advantages of Fundrise is that its investments are open to anyone. You need not be an accredited investor to participate in the investment offerings. The company deals mostly in REITS by managing […]

Most Profitable Index Funds for Diversification

There is one large misconception in the personal finance world. That it takes a specialized skillset or knowledge to invest your money. In reality there are indexes funds that have been making people wealthy for ages. VOO/SPY Both of these funds should be a starting place for index fund investing. They will both track the […]

8 Ways To Earn Income When Interest Rates Suck

If you have any cash sitting in an account collecting interest, you’re well aware of the dismal rate of return that you’re earning. Don’t blame the banks though – they must invest in fairly low risk securities to keep your money safe. If they are not earning much, they will not pay you much. Income […]