Category: Housing

Passive Income Streams: November 2017 Report

Just when I thought the winter weather was going to have a cooling effect on my multiple income streams, then November came along and proved me wrong. Airbnb produced $0 in October, then picked up again in November netting us $566. Overall, it was a solid month for us getting $1,291 in all my side …

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How to Plan for Retirement Like Clark Griswold

Every Christmas season my wife and I have series of movies that we pull out and watch between Thanksgiving and Christmas time. This past weekend we pulled out one of our classics, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! If it isn’t part of your regular Christmas movie set, then it needs to be! I love almost every …

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Money Hiding Spots From The Great Depression

After the Great Depression, it was hard for lots of people to regain trust in the banks and the entire banking system. Most banks during the depression were over leveraged and had almost 99% of people’s money lent out in car, consumer, and home loans. As a result, when people started losing trust in the …

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Why I Got Out of Debt…Then Got Back in 2 Months Later

A 5 year goal was finally realized – walking into the bank with my wife and proudly signing the paperwork to pay off the remaining balance of the home mortgage. Years of my wife and I donating her paycheck to the cause, saying no to some of the finer things, and getting a little lucky …

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Passive Income Streams: October 2017 Report

The past month was definitely an interesting one. My Airbnb income came to a screeching halt! I thought the fall Airbnb income would slow down a little, but not to this extent. Then again, this is why I keep calling this multiple streams of income. I don’t like being reliant on one sole source of …

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What I’ve Learned From the Subsistence Lifestyle

I’m a sucker for real-life dramas like┬áLife Below Zero. This show follows the lives of several people who essentially live off the land – or the subsistence lifestyle. There’s a lot to be learned from these folks who have forsaken “having it all” and have chosen a more simple way of life. They are not …

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How Much Does Your House Cost You?

In recent years I’ve been following a number of vlogs about living in an RV. This type of lifestyle really intrigues me, and most especially with how housing cost so much in California and New York. For a lot of people, traditional living in a house, townhouse, or apartment isn’t an option. It has┬ájust become …

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Naturepedic Mattress Review – 3 Months After Purchase

One of the benefits of having sold our rental house earlier this year was that it freed up some cash that we could use on some “deferred” items we haven’t been able to purchase. Buying a mattress was on the top of that list. Ever since my wife quit her job due to some health-related …

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How to Save Electricity and Money on Turned-Off Plugged-In Appliances

A few years ago I was really focused on saving money (what is new…ha!) and was researching appliances that are taking energy while you think they are turned off. With Christmas soon approaching, I started googling up “money saving devices for saving money on electricity” and found some cool articles on what other people were …

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Passive Income Streams: Apr 2017 Report

Much like the month before, April came and went. It is amazing, if you aren’t intentional with your days and hours, how the month can just slip past you so quickly. Last month I really focused a lot on accomplishing some of my primary goals. I worked hard on controlling my eating, and getting good …

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