• September 2016: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    So this is going to be kind of a negative post, and for that I apologize in advance. But despite travel being amazing most of the time, there can occasionally be difficulties, and I don’t want to gloss over those. Like anything in life, it’s not always rainbows and unicorns. We did NOT have a great time in KL. By … Keep reading
  • Net Worth September 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 $8,299 $911 12.33 % Stocks $52,505 ($702) -1.32 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • August 2016: The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

    Once our Romsey house sit was over, it was time to head up to the northern part of Australia to meet my sister and brother-in-law in Cairns, where they traveled to SCUBA dive the Great Barrier Reef. After a day in town (and a visit to the aptly named Bat Tree), we rented a car and drove up to the … Keep reading
  • At the End of a Long Day

    “Sorry.” The woman turned back to checking the tickets of people actually allowed to board the plane, the plane I wanted to get on.  I walked toward where Joe sat, ready to tell him we’d gotten another no; there was just no way we could get on the earlier flight without paying hundreds of dollars. We were stuck in the … Keep reading
  • Net Worth August 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 $7,388 ($4,694) -38.85 % Stocks $53,207 $693 1.32 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • 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