Buy House Quit Job

Quitting my Job (The First Time)

It was August 2009, and it had been one year since I purchased my first condo. I had an excellent job working with someone whom I really respected. I had recently completed a cash-out refinance on the condo and was flush with savings I intended to use as a down payment on a multi-unit apartment building. I was moving… Read more »

Real Estate Flipping | Kitchen After

Closing to Leased in 5 Days!

I closed on my third rental property last Friday!  (You can read about the first & second here.) Less than 5 days later the rehab was complete, we had the lease signed and a great tenant was moving in. I met my real estate agent at the property to do my final walk through around 9am on… Read more »

Real Estate Investing | Kitchen Bar 2

Closing on my second Rental Property!

Last month, I closed on investment property #2, a 2/2 condo in Rogers Park, Chicago. This property is only a couple blocks away from my first property, that I purchased as a primary residence 2008-2009, and converted to a rental in 2010. My retirement plan is to purchase at least one rental property every five years. Since I purchased… Read more »

  • Streak CRM

    Using Streak CRM for Rental Property Marketing

    My tenants for Rental Property 2 have notified me that they will be moving out. So I am setting myself up to get back into “marketing mode”.  Even though I only have 3 properties, I’ve always made it a point to focus on process and think about how to scale.  Even back when I only… Read more »

  • Blue Host

    Moved to Blue Host

    After a bit of research, and being completely fed up with my old web host.  I’ve recently decided to move to a new provider.  I’ve gone with BlueHost for it’s sparkling reviews, performance, cost and uptime guarantee.  I’m super excited I don’t have to deal with the awful web hosting provider I’ve put up with for the… Read more »

  • Net Worth Graph

    Net worth Tracking

    I’ve decided to go public with my financials in to foster some discussion about my income and expenses. It is now accessible from the header on all pages. I will be updating this monthly and will go into detail about the various aspects that may be of interest to you.

  • Shift Change

    I’m quitting work all over again – for the third time. This blog will see some change, I Will be back shortly.

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    25 Steps to Starting a Successful Blog

    $100 may not sound like a lot of money, but making it quickly is a different story.   If you want to make money with your blog, follow the steps below and you will be well on your way to making your first $100 in 30 days. First Things First 1. What Is Your Passion?… Read more »

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    Blogging Photographer A New Project

    I have just begun work on a new project, a blog, Blogging Photographer. It is just what it sounds like, a website about blogging and photography it will specifically focus on the benefits of combining the two by using blogging to supercharge your photography efforts online.

  • 2009

    2009 A Year Revisited – The Journey Continues

    The title of this post used to be 2008 A Year Revisited, that is how bad good a procrastinator I am.  In a previous post I discussed my original intent for this site along with my goal of becoming self sufficient by 2009.  Meaning I would be sustainably self employed with multiple streams of income, posessing… Read more »

  • Mobile Blogging: WordPress on the iPhone

    I have been swooning over the iPhone since the day it was released but was never able to convince myself that I could afford it. However as time went by, the phone and it’s applications got more advanced, while I grew more antsy.

  • Coworking for everyone


    I am totally obsessed with Coworking right now.  I have been intrigued by the idea, since I first heard about it a number of years ago.  However it wasn’t until recently I really got excited about it. Coworking in its infancy has gained a large following with the early adopter crowd, creative coworking spaces like New… Read more »