Mid-Year Finanical Check-up

Earlier in the year I outlined how I wanted to curb my spending, specifically when it comes to food, electricity, and transportation costs.  The plan for how to reduce those expenses and why can be found here and you can see Q1 results here.  Today I will take a look at how things are going half way into the year. Continue reading

Real Estate Update: Week Four

FINALLY!!  I now have power!  Happy dance everyone!!  This took a lot longer than I was anticipating as well as more cash, but the inspection was completed last Wednesday and the power was turned on Friday.  I was really hoping to know for sure if the power was going to be on Friday because my dad and his friend, who is a contractor and the one who is helping me install new windows and doors, were going to come up and spend two days helping me.  Alas, it didn’t work out that way but I’m still happy the power is on. Continue reading

The Marginal Utility of Money

“Nothing is enough for the man who enough is too little.” Epicurus

I keep in contact with a few of the people I met while working overseas.    Some have become close friends and others are part of a network of expats who feed each other potential leads of various projects going on around the world that someone may be interested in.  With my background as a paramedic I am sometimes contacted with information on a job requiring medical support.  Having experience in overseas work as a medic makes it much easier to find potential prospects than it was before when I had no experience overseas. Continue reading

Real Estate Update: Weeks Two & Three

This month is flying by!  I can’t believe it is half way over.  I guess time flies when you are having fun, or was that when you’re stressed out?!  I’ve been both over the past couple of weeks, but that is to be expected when you have a project of this size going on.  Week two was a little slow in the progress department despite my good intentions.  Week three has been much better. Continue reading