Single family homes generally aren't the first thing you think of when considering the rental property game. More often, it's the duplexes, quadplexes, and small apartments or commercial space that come to mind. Our rentals are all single family dwellings. They're all stand alone houses, except for … [Read more...] about Single Family Homes: My Choice for Successful Real Estate Investing
Hi everyone! I probably sound like a broken record with how much I go on and on about real estate this and real estate that. Blah blah blah. Well, it's for a damn good reason - passive income!!! I'm happy to share a guest post today by Angela Pearse from Zumper.com. Check out this quick and … [Read more...] about Why Being a Landlord is a Good Investment
I’ve been a student of early retirement since the fall of 2014. During that stretch, most of my focus has been on long term rentals. We own four single family homes that generate a decent return of 15% and $500 profit each month. What if there's another real estate option that can yield even higher … [Read more...] about How to Establish a Profitable Vacation Rental: The Definitive Guide
One year left. It sure took long enough for this early retirement expert to get here. The last four years have been long ones. Not bad. Just long. This journey started well before the blog did. Back in the fall of 2014 I was tired, stressed, and felt trapped in a career I had come to depend on for … [Read more...] about 365 Days Until I Retire Early
Enjoying one's surroundings is a pretty fundamental, dare I say essential part of a balanced breakfast. Rich people flock to coastal California for never-ending sunshine, water, and arid warm temps. Some aspire to move to Colorado for mountain views, outdoor fun, and fairly moderate winter weather. … [Read more...] about Should We Move to Longmont?
Hey fans! While the Cubert family is off on a week-long hiatus, I've invited some wonderful blogging friends to share some entertaining and informative stories. Mrs. Adventure Rich resides on the Lake Michigan side of the mitten-state. I'm from Michigan, and reading her posts brings back good … [Read more...] about Semi-Carless: Fun and Useful Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Automobiles
Today's guest post comes from one of my favorite up and coming bloggers, Miguel, The Rich Miser! Miguel S. is a Florida lawyer residing in beautiful Miami. On his blog, Miguel and his wife Lily share practical tips, life hacks, and product reviews to help you live well for … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Throw Cheap and Easy Dinner Parties (Without Guests Noticing!)
One year left of this cubicle life. This is the time when all of those crazy questions start to pop up. "What the hell am I doing?" or, "This is crazy. I can't afford to lose my paycheck!" or, "I'll be bored out of my skull! Gotta stay sharp. Gotta stay working!" If I'm going to retire early at this … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Courage to Quit Your Job?
Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years? For Reals??? Now we've been pretty aggressive with our mortgage pay down since we started making extra payments around this time last year. The goal was to have it paid off fully by January of 2019. BUT... Things inevitably come up. In that post linked above, I … [Read more...] about Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years? For Reals???