Summertime is magical. Snow seems like a dream it's so far gone. It's all about the sunshine, heat, and not having to grab a jacket on the way out the door. You go off on picnics, join a softball league, and find pristine lakes to frolic in on weekends. And after a friend invites you out on his or her power boat for the day, you ask yourself, "Should I buy a boat?" I've asked myself that question of late. We live in the state of 10,000 lakes, so … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Boat, Cap’n!
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 the Airbnb, which is a condo. Why do we focus on single family homes for our rentals? There's a bunch of reasons, but overall, they quite simply … [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 insightful read, and let me know in the comments if being a landlord is something you're willing to try. If not, I won't be offended, just don't be mean, k?? … [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 returns, with just a little more work involved? Enter, the Profitable Vacation Rental Property. We're talking Airbnb and VRBO today. A 10,000 word … [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 our livelihood. Talk about first world problems, right?? Luckily I came across some damn good writers with blogs that opened my eyes to many new … [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. Question today is, should we move to Longmont? If so, why? We just got back from Colorado where home-base was the sweet little berg of Longmont. We … [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 memories. Mrs. AR's blog is Adventure Rich: How to live a rich and beautiful life, full of adventure, as we pursue financial … [Read more...] about Semi-Carless: Fun and Useful Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Automobiles