Rental Property vs Stocks – Tracking Experiment Continued …

  • Living a Stealth Wealth Lifestyle
    by Joel on October 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Living a Stealth Wealth Lifestyle A few years ago, I went into my local bank branch to do a wire transfer. I wrote my name on the check-in sheet and helped myself to a free cup of coffee in the waiting area.  After a few minutes, a well-groomed young fellow in a suit and tie came over to greet me.

  • Starting a side hustle food blog, while keeping a full-time job!
    by Joel on October 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Starting a side hustle food blog, while keeping a full-time job! [Are you a foodie? Want to start a side hustle blogging about it?! Today’s guest Brett started his blog FoodTruckEmpire.com in 2014 and has grown and maintained it even with regular full-time employment! Brett shares what it’s really like running a food blog on the side, annual revenue numbers, ups and downs, and advice on

  • How and When to Hire a Property Manager for Your Real Estate Rental
    by Joel on October 19, 2020 at 9:30 am

    How and When to Hire a Property Manager for Your Real Estate Rental Since I live in California and all my real estate rentals are in Texas, I heavily rely on property managers to look after the day-to-day landlord responsibilities. I get asked about this a lot… Who manages the properties? How do you find a good property manager? What stuff do they handle, and is it all

  • Why You Need an Investment Diary (With a Backup!)
    by Joel on October 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Why You Need an Investment Diary (With a Backup!) Digging through my old emails, I found this one I sent to my brother five years ago… > On May 27, 2015, at 10:03 PM, Joel <@gmail.com> wrote: > Good news: We have signed all closing documents and transferred closing money to the escrow account. Just waiting for confirmation that all was settled correctly. We

  • Coast Financial Independence: Building Wealth, Even If You’re Not Saving Any Money
    by Joel on October 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Coast Financial Independence: Building Wealth, Even If You’re Not Saving Any Money The concept of “coast financial independence” can be tricky to understand. Here are some fun comments and questions I’ve received recently… “So, let me get this straight… if you are spending the exact same amount that you’re earning each year, it sounds like you’re living paycheck to paycheck! How do you grow wealth when you’re

  • Net Worth Report – Numero Uno!
    by Joel on October 9, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Net Worth Report – Numero Uno! Can you believe it’s October already! As much as I love the holiday season, the tight-ass inside me calls the next 3 months the “expensive season” where our costs get a little crazy on food, travel and gifts!  🎃 🦃 🎄 🎁 🎅. Today I’m sharing my very first ever net worth report. Well, kind

  • The “Great Wealth Transfer” Has Begun …
    by Joel on October 5, 2020 at 9:30 am

    The “Great Wealth Transfer” Has Begun … This article is about The Great Wealth Transfer. But before we get to that, a quick hypothetical question to help me explain why this is so important … What would happen if you took all the money in the world and split it up evenly across all the people in the world? Let’s say there’s

  • We Ditched Our Big City Life for a Small Town, and Our Finances Thanked Us
    by Joel on October 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

    We Ditched Our Big City Life for a Small Town, and Our Finances Thanked Us Ever think about packing up all your stuff and moving your family to a small, less expensive town? That’s exactly what Joe DiSanto and his wife did. In today’s post Joe shares their transition across the country, cutting their budget by 60% (!!!), and all the good and bad stuff along the way.  Quick note:

  • Churning Bank Accounts for Cash Bonus Rewards
    by Joel on September 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Churning Bank Accounts for Cash Bonus Rewards One of my 2020 goals was to start taking advantage of cash bonus rewards via new bank account signup promotions. This is similar to “travel hacking” or “credit card churning,” except the bonuses are paid in all cash, and there’s no credit applications involved. I’m by no means an expert in this type of stuff,

  • 10 Ways to Stop Impulse Spending
    by Joel on September 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

    10 Ways to Stop Impulse Spending Do you know how easy it is to blow $10,000 in 1 year on useless crap? Easy! Just do $27.40 of mindless impulse spending each day for a year. Everyone falls victim to some type of impulse buying. For me, it’s usually at the brewery right before I pay the bill and leave. I see