Searching for Rental Properties

August is here, and we have been once again searching for rental properties. If you have been looking at real estate, then you know how difficult it is right now. I have had to get creative as of late. Here is a brief update of what I’ve been up to. Rental Property Search The search […]

Reasons to Keep Your Net Worth Private

Here are some reasons to keep your net worth private. If you are a high net worth individual, or if you just have more than your peers, then you may want to consider keeping matters close to your vest. The top reasons to keep things low key follows. Jealousy This is probably the main reason […]

Late July 2021 Update

It is late July, and there is a lot going on. My tractor needed repaired, I am in the process of getting rid of cable, I checked on my homeowner’s insurance, and I’ve been working on a few projects. Here is a quick update. Tractor Repair My lawn tractor started to leak oil a little […]

How To Say No to Peer Pressure Spending

How do you say no to peer pressure spending? What is peer pressure spending exactly? It can come in many forms. Here are a few and how to avoid them. Keeping up with the Joneses I’m sure that you’ve heard of this common idiom. Keeping up with the Joneses was popularized by a comic of […]

Personal Update, Summer 2021

July is here, and it’s been hot! Luckily, I was able to get my pool fixed, so we’ve been enjoying keeping cool in the water. I have a few projects going on at camp and at home, so it’s been a busy summer. Here is a quick update on what’s been going on. Wealth Building […]

Credit Cards That Insure Cell Phones as a Perk

If your cell phone is stolen or gets damaged, you would typically call your provider to file a claim. But you may have insurance through your credit card. Credit card phone insurance is becoming more common. Here is a rundown of how it works. Overview Here is how credit card cellphone coverage typically works: You […]

Basement Flood and Other Updates

We had a bit of a basement flood the other day from a severe thunderstorm that passed through. Luckily, it was just a wet carpet. Everything dried out in a couple days with nothing being ruined. Others in the area weren’t so lucky. Here’s what else is going on with me as June draws to […]

How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

How often should you check your investment portfolio? If you are a day trader, then you may never stop checking your holdings. But what if you are a long-term investor who is putting money away at regular intervals with a timeline of several decades before retirement? Let’s have a look. Your Choice You are free […]

June 2021 Personal Financial Update

June is here and with it another update. I’ve gotten more work done at home and at camp since my last update. My portfolio keeps pushing higher and my mortgage balance continues to fall. Here is a brief update of what’s been going on with me. Wealth Building As the month of June enters so […]

What to Do When Your Bank Refuses to Refund Fraud Charges

What do you do when your bank refuses to refund fraud charges? Credit cards normally offer protection from fraud, and you can simply dispute the charges with your creditor. Debit cards however can work differently. If someone gains access to your PIN, then they have direct access to your money. Getting your money back can […]