I have a confession to make. I use VRBO. Within a few weeks of getting the Airbnb Experiment ready for prime-time in January, I fired up a VRBO.com account. Talk about swallowing a big fat pill, sideways. Vacation Rentals by Owner has been around for a while. They had … [Read more...] about VRBO: My Dirty Little Secret (An Airbnb Experiment Story)
Building Wealth with Real Estate
The latest round of texts from my tenant at Rental A, a single mother of three, prompted this post. The hidden benefits of being a landlord are many. I frankly didn't expect I'd become a more patient and compassionate person by becoming a landlord. But when you get a … [Read more...] about The Hidden Benefits of Being a Landlord
Here's some dry tinder to start a bonfire with: How I invest my money. Maybe, just maybe, you'll come away with a bit more knowledge on the topic of investing. How cool is that? But ultimately, I hope to convey how freaking easy it is to invest, when you keep it simple, and … [Read more...] about How I Invest (And Secretly Control the Fate of the Universe)
This post is for you, if you've ever tried learning a subject in earnest, only to wind up more confused than when you started. That's the case with yours truly and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs.) It could be I just have a terrible attention span, or reading about THIS … [Read more...] about Do You Need an LLC for That?
I've been patiently biding my time, waiting for the snow to melt away and the temps to clear the 50F hurdle. Maybe I mentioned it before, but winter and I do not get along. A post from a while back probably gave me a brave face, but I'm not afraid to admit the truth now. … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Diary: Volume 2