How is Your Vacation Rental Doing?

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Owning a vacation rental has been a love-hate emotion for me. We bought a lakefront condo 10 years ago near lakes and an area known for entertainment venues, for what I thought at the time were great reasons. Why we bought. Diversify our investment holdings. We only own one home, no land, no rentals. Much of our portfolio … … Continue reading

Five Affordable Alternatives to the iPhone

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but it certainly isn’t affordable for everyone. Apple also seems to come out with a new and more expensive version every few months. This doesn’t help. Their soon to be released model, the iPhone X, costs around $1,000/£1,000. Fortunately, there are options … … Continue reading

Go Green This Halloween

Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation: “More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s … … Continue reading

Graduates – Use Summer to Learn How to Avoid College Fail Points

The fading strains of Pomp and Circumstance echo in our ears as the summer after your senior year in high school beckons. If you are going on to college in the fall, don’t let summer roll by without doing some preparation work to help you avoid typical college fail points. Here is what they are and how … … Continue reading

What Can Go Wrong – Naming a Beneficiary

You are probably aware that you should designate beneficiaries to your belongings should you die. Often it seems fairly easy to do, but there can be some interesting unintended results depending on who you designate and what they do after you die Here are some ways you can mess it up when making beneficiary designations. You inadvertently … … Continue reading