As some of you know, we're in the middle of a big home improvement project. We've had a bunch of ups and down. Last week, there were many ups. We passed our framing and electrical inspections. The inspector was happy with all of the work and went out of his way to tell us so. Woo! However, things took a downturn over the weekend. On Saturday, the garage door opener broke (I … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: A tale of two homes
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 once again on a fairly frigid Monday morning for most of you asking about your goals for this new year. But first, let's look at last week's question, are you ready for a challenge? I told you about the first 6 months of challenges, some of which require planning ahead. Here is a quick recap: January – No alcohol. February – Work out for 24 hours in … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: What are your 2014 goals?
My main goal is to build a portfolio of $1,000,000 in 1500 days with no debt*, starting from 1/1/2013. Every month, I provide an update on my status. My goal for 2013 was to get my portfolio up to $672,750, from a starting point of $586,043. I accomplished this in June and then raised my goal to $727,750 to account for the money I made selling our last home that I plowed back … [Read more...] about Performance Update 12/50: December and 2013
We are doing all kinds of crazy projects to the home we recently bought. I call it Uglyhouse because it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wrong. The renovations on Uglyhouse have temporarily turned our lives upside down. I'm not sure if things have ever been so chaotic. We spent Saturday tearing off part of the roof and loading a 20 yard dumpster to capacity. My body is sore. My … [Read more...] about Uglyhouse Unglues our Sanity just a Bit