10/11-10/17/2021 Ozarks to Hot Springs

As I mentioned in my last post, we had a lot of adulting to do last week. Which worked out since the great weather turned rainy and a good bit chillier. One of the projects we worked on was our door to our laundry closet had most of the wooden slats fall out. When you … Read more

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 … Read more

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 years old respectively. We want to sell our belongings and travel in an RV for an undetermined amount of time. We have spent … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Addition of Rental Properties

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 … Read more

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 … Read more