July 2013

The Joys of Landlording

by FI Fighter on July 31, 2013

in Real Estate Thoughts

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When I was a college student, I never knew any of my landlords — they were never around so how could I meet them!?! All I remember thinking was, whoever they are, they’re probably damn wealthy and even bigger cheapskates. I’m sure this line of thinking doesn’t deviate much from [click to continue…]

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Debt

Lately, I’ve been getting into the credit card game of accumulating travel points. I’m even trying to convince my friends and a co-worker to get in on this because the rewards are sooooo SWEET! Although I do focus most of my efforts on learning about investing, I am now very much addicted to travel blogs!

Anyone who follows this website knows that I am against all [click to continue…]

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Gold piggy bank on money

How’s that for a summary of my current financial status? Don’t let the numbers scare you, I’m still saving as aggressively as ever. Yes, the debt is ballooning… but I’m not [click to continue…]

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Rental3

DONE! Rental Property #3 officially closed today, at 11:00 AM (PST). I stopped by my local bank and had the funds wired over to the title company. True, I could have wired the money over using the online service, but that would have [click to continue…]

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June 2013 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on July 22, 2013

in Monthly Expenses

June_2013

June was a pretty busy month for me. I got into contract for Rental Property #3 and was pretty swamped at work. As a result, I actually spent even [click to continue…]

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monopoly

I started real estate investing in 2012. I purchased one single family rental that year. It is now 2013, and I have acquired an additional two more properties. Rental Property #1 [click to continue…]

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Three pairs

I have a confession to make — As soon as I close on Rental Property #3 next week, I will own as many properties as I do shoes. Yes, that’s right, I will have one [click to continue…]

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real_estate_fraud

It’s been about two months in, and I’m still working diligently to close Rental Property #3. However, as we got closer and closer to the finish line, I started to realize that I was about to soon be out of A LOT of funds (~$50,000). In other words, reality sunk in and my mind started shifting from [click to continue…]

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Tesla

Tesla Motors (TSLA) has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason — the future has arrived. I live in the Bay Area, and it has become impossible for me to drive around town for a day without seeing a  [click to continue…]

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Money – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

by FI Fighter on July 9, 2013

in Links

This is a very good program (funny too) that’s worth watching. [click to continue…]

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