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Welcome! Let me tell you a little about On Our Way….

This blog is about my journey... This is my first ever blog post - a bit daunting! I wanted to share a little more about the purpose of my blog and what you might read about here. The overall goal we are working towards is as much freedom as possible. Financial freedom, freedom with how … Continue reading Welcome! Let me tell you a little about On Our Way….

Big News!

We have found our first RV! We are in the process of purchasing it! In the last couple of years we have done a lot of looking around. In 2019, we attended "America's largest RV show" in Hershey, PA. Most all manufacturers are there so you have a chance to see the floor plans and … Continue reading Big News!

The Little Duplex That Could

Welcome back! I have been talking about all the steps we need to take in order to leave our jobs and travel the open road in an RV. One of the big obstacles is we want to do this at a time when our youngest leaves for college! I have been wondering how the heck … Continue reading The Little Duplex That Could

So what are our specific “Next Steps”?

So far, I have taken you all over the place. You have so far learned: We would like to retire early a year from now, which would make us 45 and 55 yearls old respectively. We want to sell our belongings and travel in an RV for an undetermined amount of time. We have spent … Continue reading So what are our specific “Next Steps”?

Teaching our kids about investments

So not everyone who reads this blog have invested in real estate as we have, but you have made some sort of investment in your life. Whether you have purchased a bond, a stock, contributed to a 401k, purchased a home you live in, paid for college, whatever it is that you get a return … Continue reading Teaching our kids about investments

The “Next” Step

I wanted to expound on some of my thoughts about the "next step". You might be saying, the next step towards what? And the answer really is anything you can name - anything you want, need, would like to accomplish. The hardest thing we humans do is to take action. We talk ourselves out of … Continue reading The “Next” Step

The last to leave the nest

I started a relationship with Ed when his girls were 5 and 6 years old. They were always a lot of fun, and being girls they talked about everything and anything. They were analytical in the same ways as me, had some of the same interests as met. I got them. So, I experienced all … Continue reading The last to leave the nest

The Foundation

So, as we started having more and more success with the various real estate investments we had tried, we were ready to venture back into having long-term rental properties. The issue was the housing bubble burst around 2007, which made it hard to do some of the things we learned about financing through Carlton Sheets … Continue reading The Foundation

A Little History Part 2: Mailbox Money

Mailbox money is a bit of a misnomer. If you are a landlord, your goal is to get everyone to pay online. Incentivize it if you have to. Provide $25 off their next rent if they sign up. Whatever you need to do, if you are going to be free, the general principle is you … Continue reading A Little History Part 2: Mailbox Money

A Little History Part 1: Our Venture into House Flipping

Still trying to get the hang of this blog thing! My mind goes in so many different directions about what I might want to share first, second, etc. But, as a reader I always think it works best if someone starts from the beginning so I will get you up to date with a summary … Continue reading A Little History Part 1: Our Venture into House Flipping