Mindy and I just sold our old home. It had been a rental, but the numbers didn't work well. We earned less than $3,000/month on a $600,000 home. We weren't close to the 1% Rule. Hell, we weren't even at the .5% rule. If we had pursued our original plan to put the home on Airbnb, the numbers would have worked much better. But then, we're trading time for money. I need time much … [Read more...] about Home Sale: Mortgage Post-Mortem
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. Let's talk about money.We have been blogging for exactly 4 years today. Mostly Mr. 1500, but I pop in from time to time to share my views or ask a question.Our life has changed substantially in those 4 years. We downsized our house, joined the Double Comma Club, fell out of the Double Comma Club, bounced in and out of it for a while - and will … [Read more...] about Get Comfortable Talking About Money
I'll be the first one to tell you that debt is evil and bad. It will:keep you awake at night with worry possibly hurt your credit score encourage you to call your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend after drinking one too many hit on your husband or wife when you have your back turnedAll of that is true, but there is one form of debt that I tolerate, mortgage debt. … [Read more...] about Hey you Mr. Debt, stop looking at my Wife’s Butt!
Whew, life is crazy busy. Right before I left for a trip this past weekend, the plumbing system of our home backed up. I wrestled with it for 5 days and made zero progress before I had to go. Tonight, I'm back and those *&^%ing pipes are still clogged. Since the home is 50 years old, I'm having a heckuva time getting any of the clean out traps open (0/2 so far). In times … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: To Debt or not to Debt… (or Mortgage or no Mortgage)