I've been writing to you from the keys of an ancient device. Can I possibly upgrade an old laptop like mine? This Sony Vaio is coming up on its eight year birthday. Not bad. I bet you're wondering how it hasn't been flung through a window, run over by the fully paid-off car, or accidentally dropped … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Old Laptop New Again
Archives for September 2017
I don't know about you, but there are a thousand places I'd rather be than sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen. It sucks the life out of you. I've spent the better part of 22 years working cubicle jobs. I wouldn't recommend one. BUT, if you're serious about achieving an … [Read more...] about How to Survive Your Cubicle Job Years
Finally. After nearly a month of negotiations, we've reached an agreement on terms to purchase our first vacation rental property. We have four single family homes in our portfolio today, but each of them are within a ten minute drive and rented to long-term tenants. The new place: A condo, located … [Read more...] about The Airbnb Experiment
Having shared effusively my admiration for the Man from Longmont, I figure it high Rocky Mountain time I wrote about a trip the wife and I took to Colorado, exactly two years ago this month. Just one year into my own early retirement master plan, I'd already read through Mr. Money Mustache's blog … [Read more...] about Colorado, With a Dash of Longmont
You know you need a budget, right? If you don't know where to start, drawing a money map is a simple and useful means to get there. The money map simply lays out your inflows and outflows, with your financial accounts "stitching" it all together. The idea is that you tailor your money map to … [Read more...] about You Need a Budget. A Money Map is a Great Place to Start!