Year End Update, 2021

It’s almost Christmas, and I have been busy with family and gift exchanging. The markets are in turmoil over Omicron and interest rates, but my finances are looking strong as 2021 draws to a close. Here is a quick year end update. Finances 2021 was a good year for my portfolio. In fact, my overall […]

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 […]

Financial Update, OCT 2021

Here is a quick financial update for October. As the markets continue to perform well, so too does my portfolio. Our rental property is coming together, and I’ve been getting some projects done around the house. Personal Finances My portfolio continues to perform well as the markets march higher. I recently did some rebalancing in […]

Working on the Rental Property

We’ve been spending the past couple weekends working on the new rental property. There are a few things to repair and a few other things that we want to upgrade. Here is what we’ve been up to. Deck and Permitting The cottage needs a new deck. There is no way around it and no way […]

We Have Closed on a Rental Property

We have closed on a rental property. If you’ve been following my updates, then you know we’ve been searching for investment property for some time now. We found a place a little over a month ago and closed on it last week. Now begins the process of making it rent ready. Property Clean-Up and Furnishings […]

Fall Update. September 2021

September is already half over, and with it some fall projects, some financial new, and a few career prospects. Here is an update of what’s going on with my finances as fall approaches. Fall Projects Fall always brings a list of projects. I’ve been busy getting ready for winter by servicing the coal stove. The […]

Making the Cabin Rent Ready

The closing on our investment property is nearing, and with it a lot of planning and preparation to get the place rent ready. Our intention is to use the property as a short-term vacation rental, so it must be fully furnished and be stocked with household items such as dishes, plates, and cookware. We’ve been […]

We Found a Rental Property

We found a rental property. The search has taken close to a year, we saw a lot of places that needed too much work, and we were outbid multiple times on other places, but we finally found a place. Here is a brief overview of where we are in the process. Needle in a Haystack […]

Searching for Rental Properties

August is here, and we have been once again searching for rental properties. If you have been looking at real estate, then you know how difficult it is right now. I have had to get creative as of late. Here is a brief update of what I’ve been up to. Rental Property Search The search […]

Personal Financial Update, February 2021

A personal financial update for February 2021. It’s been a while since I posted what’s going on with me, so here we go. Debt I’m still debt free and plan on staying that way for the rest of my life. Currently my only debt is my mortgage. I’ve been looking into doing a refinance on […]