VRBO isn't the devil after all. The Airbnb Experiment concluded in December with pretty good results. We made about $12K in net revenue for the year (revenue after expenses such as dues, utilities, taxes, maintenance and supplies). With a mortgage on the property (about $718 goes … [Read more...] about The Airbnb Experiment: Results Are In!
This is the time of year we start to plan ahead for the summer months. I find this planning process something of a survival tactic for getting through tougher winters with sub-zero, polar vortex action. The kind of deep freeze that won't even allow for short runs, skiing, or … [Read more...] about Summertime in Charlevoix: Northern Michigan’s Finest
Can it be? 2019 already?? I have no clue how we got to this point without a single bit of poetic verse on this blog. That has to change. Today. Introducing Frugal Limericks! Yes indeed. I'm going to unleash upon you fine, unsuspecting readers a series of taut and flowery verse … [Read more...] about Celebrate the New Year with Frugal Limericks!
Merry Christmas! And Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Boxing Day! Etc. etc. Happy Holidays, Everyone! There, that was easier... This special post is dedicated to the 12 days of frugalness. Why not? What better time to revisit our spending habits than right before we dive into a … [Read more...] about The Twelve Days of Frugalness
Let's just get it out there from the get-go: This is NOT a bragging kind of post. Far from it. This past year we spent a lot of money in our household. We didn't go off the deep-end and buy matching jet skis, or take five trips to the Bahamas. But if we're to be mistaken for … [Read more...] about Our 2018 Household Spending Revealed