Inspired by the Happy Philosopher's excellent idea for a blogroll, I'm re-launching one here in similar fashion. The rules are straightforward (and thankfully not copyrighted): List your blog below in the comments. Include your website URL so readers can get to your blog. Tell us why a … [Read more...] about Blogroll 2.0 – Calling All Blogger Friends!
Thank goodness for Yahoo! Finance. I had almost thought every topic on personal finance had been thoroughly exhausted, until I came across the headline, "Why we’re too afraid to get rich", by reporter Alyssa Pry. Hallelujah. We are saved. This notion of this "fear of becoming rich" comes from Jen … [Read more...] about Are You Afraid to Get Rich?
Cycling vs. Golf. Which activity is better for the body, soul, and wallet? Having just completed a 62 mile cycling event yesterday, I'm ready to write. And otherwise not move. Let's explore the merits of a couple of popular outdoor activities, now that it's finally summertime. I'd argue that … [Read more...] about Cycling vs. Golf
The expenses just keep rolling in. Was I naive to think this experiment would be all roses? At the mid-year point of the year-long experiment, let's take stock in Cubert's Airbnb return on investment. So far... Spending money. It's an easy thing to do. Credit cards are such a joy. You don't even … [Read more...] about Airbnb Return on Investment: Still Holding My Breath
Welcome back from the long holiday weekend, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous time with family and friends. I'm really excited to share a guest post from a very talented blogger who actually took the time to notice this little abandoned blog, way back in 2016. Amanda Kruse is our emcee, and she's … [Read more...] about Make Today Count!
Frugality. It's the centerpiece of the journey to financial independence. You simply spend less money so you can invest it, and let those dollars grow via compounding interest. Or, if you're like me, you diversify some of those savings and buy a few rental properties. Along the way, you make a … [Read more...] about The Finer Things in Life: Frugalicious Style
I have a confession to make. I host on 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 established themselves as … [Read more...] about VRBO: My Dirty Little Secret (An Airbnb Experiment Story)
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 letter from the natural gas … [Read more...] about The Hidden Benefits of Being a Landlord
June 8, 2018: Rest in Peace, Tony. You will be incredibly missed. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better human beings. Anthony Bourdain: My Hero. Talk To Someone Now If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain: A Hero of Mine