Donation box

Getting Rich through Donating

I’m writing this blog post while doing my taxes. Or let’s be real, while procrastinating from doing my taxes! An idea came to mind while accounting for all of the things my last disaster of a tenant left behind when I evicted her. (For all the details of that calamity, you can read it here.) Of all the things I…

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Furniture refinishing

Getting Rich Refinishing Furniture

A key part of getting ahead is never resting on your laurels.  Now that the bathroom is done its time that I start focusing on improving myself by picking up another skill – preferably one that actually makes me money.  As it just so happens, an opportunity arose that I couldn’t pass up. Every year my city holds a garbage…

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House Framing

Bathroom Remodeling – Framing and Electrical

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been working on remodeling my bathroom downstairs to increase the rent of my mother in law suit. Alas, like all good projects we hit a snag! First, we lost the battle with the city inspector and had to call the plumber back in to replace the coupling in the floor. Then we invited my Dad…

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The Thinker by Rodin

Stock Trading Basics – Mental Management

Here is a question for you: if you think with your mind, how can you control it? It’s kind of like grabbing a ruler to measure a board of wood and the ruler grabs you back.  And how can you measure the wood when the ruler that is grabbing you back is also sawing away at the end of the…

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PVC plumbing tubes

Bathroom Remodeling – Permits and Plumbing

It’s been a bit of work, but I’m making more progress on the bathroom remodel. After we hauled the concrete out of the basement I went over to city hall to pull a permit for installing the new plumbing and fixtures in the bathroom…and instead left with permits for the framing, electrical and more. I understand why they’re needed to…

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Bathroom Remodeling – Demolition

Hi all, I haven’t written much lately because the long-discussed basement bathroom is finally underway.  I was waiting for ages to hear back from the plumber on his availability when suddenly he was free to do the work the very next weekend.  The starting price was $4,500 for the entire job, but he gave me a $800 discount if I paid…

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Book Review: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

There are various schools of thought in the personal finance literature. Some focus on practicing frugal living, some on obtaining assets for passive income, and others still that emphasize stock portfolio balancing.  One branch stands apart from the rest in that it focus on your personal mindset.  According to this school of thought, the biggest obstacle to becoming wealthy is…

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