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 […]

The Cottage is Booking Up

The cottage is booking up for the summer. May and June are almost full, and July is starting to fill. So far, this first season has been a success with only a few minor issues. Here is a quick rundown. Income Total income so far is just over $7000. If bookings stay constant, then we […]

Last Chance to Work on the Rental Cottage

This past weekend was our last chance to work on the rental cottage before our first guests arrive. We had another productive weekend. Here is a rundown of everything that we accomplished. Projects The largest project this past weekend was building a firepit area in the backyard. We had 10 yards of gravel delivered, so […]

The Work on Our Rental Continues

The work on our rental continues. We recently did some interior work, and a deck was just installed a few days ago. There is about a month left before our first guests arrive, so it’s getting to be crunch time to tie up all the loose ends. Interior Work Last weekend we painted the bathroom, […]

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 […]

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 […]