I want to preface today's article by asking for a quick favor. Could give this blog a vote/nomination for a Plutus Award? The annual awards are decided by a nonprofit, the Plutus Foundation, that supports community-based programs that enhance financial literacy. In short, it's the personal finance awards show. My blogging career is a lot like Jaime Moyer's Baseball Career. He played a long time, but usually just a little above average. … [Read More...]
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We're still in the summer hole where the kids are out of school, but camp hasn't started. My wife is still working and finishing up the finals on her last class in her pharmaceutical regulation MBA*. She's spending dozens of hours running a raffle fundraiser for the state's pharmacists**. For the last couple of days, it has just been me and the boys. The good news is that we've been able to spend some real quality time together. We've gone … [Read More...]
It's almost the middle of the month, so that means that I have the final alternative income numbers for last month. It can take awhile for the tenants to have their rent checks in and for us to have the mortgages paid. May was the first month in a long time where I didn't feel overwhelmed and overbooked. Although that wasn't true for the beginning of the month. My wife had a week of work travel and we did a lot of cleaning for Mother's … [Read More...]