Should I Convert a Long Term Rental Into AirBnb?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past half-decade, AirBnb is one of the first companies that comes to mind when you are thinking of staying overnight in just about any location. There are currently over 6 million AirBnb listings. These accommodations vary wildly from a 14 bedroom mansion with a lazy river to a damn air-mattress in the back of someone’s car. The question is, should you capitalize on this popularity as a landlord? Should you seek out properties for AirBnb? Or, even easier, do you convert a long term rental property into an AirBnb? Convert a Rental Into an AirBnb As real estate investors, we’ve debated dipping our…
How We Made Facebook Marketplace Our Bitch
It should come as no surprise that we love selling, and even occasionally buying, stuff. When we sell stuff through Facebook Marketplace, we get a small thrill. It’s essentially killing three birds with one stone. We are getting rid of something, making money, and giving an item a new home where hopefully it can fulfill its purpose. The same could be said when we buy stuff through Marketplace, except we are the ones on the other side giving new life to a forgotten item. Selling Shit Time for the good stuff. You may not know this, as we’ve been very secretive about it, but James and I are moving to…
How We Quit Our Jobs…Kind Of
It’s officially happening folks. Emily and I have informed our employers that we no longer require their services. It is freeing, and also terrifying at the same time. But, we know that this is a calculated decision, and we are ready to move on with our lives. It’s not us, it’s them. However, in true fashion, we have gamed the system, again. We haven’t quit our jobs at all….yet. How Have You Quit Your Jobs, But Also Not Quit? My Leave of Absence You might’ve guessed by the title of this section that we have decided to take a leave of absence. A leave of absence is a period of…
Save $1100 Per Year on DIY Coffee
Coffee, the real breakfast of champions, is the elixir of life. This little witches’ brew of energy, alertness, and fat burning caffeine is powering the world in more ways than one. Right after oil, It’s the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries. 64% of Americans drink coffee, and the average coffee drinker is consuming 3.5 cups of coffee a day. These are rookie numbers in the coffee biz. America ranks a pitiful 25th in consumption per person worldwide. However, with a daily Starbucks habit costing you $3.25 per day you’re spending over $1,100 on coffee. Instead of blowing cash, we want to teach you how to make a…
Cheap Pre-Workout Guide
Cheap pre-workout usually gets a bad rap. Pre-workouts are one of the biggest selling supplement categories, right behind multi-vitamins & protein. Additionally, most pre-workouts are expensive, and the ingredients are complicated. How do you know which one to choose? Well, no worries, because this is where my cheap-ass comes in and explains the guide to cheap pre-workouts. Also, it’s important to mention that it doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or powerlifter, a prancerciser, or a cross-fitter, all the cheap pre-workout options listed below will be beneficial for you. Without further ado, let’s dive into our guide to cheap pre-workout. Each of our cheap pre-workout recommendations are broken down by…
Side Hustle for Money
Are you interested in starting some sort of side hustle to make money on the side? Chances are, if you’re reading our blog, you have at least thought about it. What’s holding you back though? Do you not know what to do? Or is it that you don’t know where to start? Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Side Hustle Course* Side Hustle For Money If you have found yourself daydreaming about breaking out of the 9-5 grind, making some income on the side to help pay down debt, or even to save up for a big purchase, you’re going to want to start paying attention. Our friends,…
Small Sacrifices for Big Results
In preparation for this move, we have started selling our stuff off. In doing this, we may have done a semi-crazy thing and made a small sacrifice.
Hacking Your Honeymoon
I think travel is one of the number one things that people miss out on because there is a misconstrued idea that traveling is expensive. Check out our article to see how we hacked our honeymoon and saved money on travel.
Retire In The Mediterranean
Leaving our jobs to move abroad has to be one of the worst kept secrets in the world. We’ve all but sent out emails to our respective employers about the change we are about to make. Adventure and travel are much higher rungs on our ladder than climbing our way up the corporate ranks. Geoarbitrage is a natural step up in this thought progression. (How many ladder metaphors do you think I can fit in one paragraph?). Anyway, we are going to break down our costs to retire in the Mediterranean. Geoarbitrage Geoarbitrage is a fancy word for taking advantage of lower cost of living areas. It is also a…
How to Put Lipstick on a Pig
What in the hell is ‘putting lipstick on a pig’? In the real estate world, this is an endearing term of dressing up a relatively shitty rental, or even personal home. Our ‘pigs’ usually have good bones, and are in good locations, but aren’t very easy on the eyes. This perfectly describes one of our duplexes. We will dive in and discuss the background of the property, first. Then, the ‘lipstick’ that we put on this pig. Finally, we will breakdown the financial result of our efforts. Background A few weeks ago, Emily and I listed one side of a duplex that had recently become vacant. To give you an…