• June – August 2016: Australia House Sit

    In June, after spending a month visiting our families in the US, we headed down to Melbourne, Australia. Our plan was to spend a couple of days in the city doing a little sightseeing before taking a train out to a tiny town called Romsey, where we were scheduled to do a two-month house sit. The City of Melbourne Melbourne … Keep reading
  • Net Worth July 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $12,082 ($16,129) -57.17 % Stocks $52,514 $7,173 15.82 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Net Worth June 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $28,211 $14,971 113.07 % Stocks $45,341 $5,644 14.22 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Real Estate Resources: Books, Online, and Other Resources

    “Real estate” is a big topic, and a lot of people starting out aren’t even sure where to begin. There are so many aspects to learn about. Mortgages. Landlording. Purchasing. Selling. Leverage. Investment criteria. What constitutes a “deal.” How to choose a market. How to negotiate. How to evaluate a property. Repairs. Maintenance. Accounting. Notes. Rehabs. Flips. Hard money. Partnerships. … Keep reading
  • Net Worth May 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $13,240 ($21,268) -61.63 % Stocks $39,697 ($633) -1.57 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • May 2016: Krakow, Poland

    We’d never been to Krakow before, but we heard it was 1) pretty, 2) cheap, and 3) easy to get to from Prague. Sold. The problem is, we had just spent a month in Prague, the most beautiful city I think I’ve ever seen. Krakow had a nice castle… but it wasn’t quite as beautiful as Prague’s. It went like … Keep reading
  • April 2016: Prague, Czech Republic

    Beautiful architecture, long walks, and trdlo Once the housesit was over, we made our way over to Prague to stay for a month. On our backpacking trip way back in the day, we spent just a day in Prague and have wanted to go back ever since, and this seemed like the perfect time. Prague is awesome. Every single building … Keep reading
  • Net Worth April 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $34,508 $5,754 20.01 % Stocks $40,330 $16,126 66.63 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • March 2016: Athens, Greece

    Athens was the first city we ever visited in Europe, seven years or so ago, and we loved it.  So when we saw an opportunity to go there to do a house sit, we were happy to agree to watch some cats while a couple went out to see a bit of the world. Athens has some of the most mind-blowing sights … Keep reading
  • Net Worth March 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $28,754 $7,218 33.52 % Stocks $24,204 $2,043 9.22 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading