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

Do You Have Enough Money to Retire?

This is one of the fundamental questions of finance, yet often goes unanswered by many financial advisors and most individuals. It is the most common question I get asked at Investor Junkie. It’s critical to know if you are on the right path towards retirement. The earlier in life knowing the answer to this question the … … Continue reading

7 Ways Preparing for Emergency Survival can be Green

I’ve recently been reading up on survival preparedness in case of a loss of power for lengthy periods of time. Residents of developed nations are dismally dependent on electricity to make it through their days. Without power, nothing works – for most of us – no lights, no heat, no air conditioning, no entertainment, possibly no … … Continue reading

Is Self-Sufficiency Possible in the 21st Century?

It wasn’t so very long ago that most North Americans were self-sufficient. Many families remember a time, not too far gone, when their ancestors lived in a rural community without the benefit of electricity, running water, indoor plumbing, central heat or air conditioning. Instead they had a well, an outhouse, a wood burning stove for heat … … Continue reading