Today was a rough day. It started out fine: I got a lot of work done at a couple of rentals and ran some errands. Felt productive. Then around noon, as planned, I headed over to the sports bar near our house to watch Michigan State host Michigan in their annual football … [Read more...] about Is Stress a Good Reason to Retire Early?
Archives for October 2016
A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimy hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance costs that can amount to $4,000 or more per year. It's high time we focus on how to save … [Read more...] about Save a Fortune with DIY Skills
You’ve probably lost a huge sum of money before and not even known it. I know I have. It’s not a fun lesson to learn, and unfortunately you don’t catch it until a lot of the damage has been done. In my case, it came in the form of opportunity cost. The things that you … [Read more...] about How to Lose a Million Dollars
If early retirement is your goal, it’s awfully easy to get caught up in the journey and the anticipation of escaping a dreaded day job. So much so, that you could easily lose sight of what your new life will look like when that big personal goal is achieved. Before … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of THIS Early Retiree
If you’ve been following the presidential race and know anything about Donald Trump, you probably know that his family business is built on rental property investing. Well, it's really more of a clever name-marketing scheme. But there's no denying his real estate businesses … [Read more...] about Rental Property Investing: Your Ticket to a Speedier Early Retirement