Investment

Retirement Investment for Newbies

Retirement Investment for Newbies

I just realized today that I have a retirement account fully invested in a mutual fund with Vanguard. I contributed nothing to this account, didn’t monitor it, didn’t know the rate of return or what it consisted of, or that it even existed until today. […]

How To Navigate the DC Metro Housing Market

How To Navigate the DC Metro Housing Market

When Mr. FAF and I were looking to buy a house, we did a lot of research on the Washington DC metro area. We were young and wanted to locate to a big city with a lot of job opportunity. DC is THE place to go […]

Saving on Selling Agent Commission: 3% v. 1.5%

Saving on Selling Agent Commission: 3% v. 1.5%

This post doesn’t contain affiliate links and is not sponsored by any companies mentioned below. Mr. FAF and I love our house and want to keep it long-term as an investment. But we have also thought about selling it at one point and move to another […]

7 Lessons From Our 1st Realtor Experience

7 Lessons From Our 1st Realtor Experience

Mr. FAF and I decided to look into buying our first home in the summer of 2015. At first we just wanted to look at houses and weren’t sure if we wanted to invest our savings into such a big purchase. We didn’t tell a […]

The Pros & Cons Of Living In A Tiny House

The Pros & Cons Of Living In A Tiny House

I recently came across three Youtube channels that talk about the new Tiny House Movement and mobile life: Kirsten Dirksen, Tiny House Listings, and Exploring Alternatives. The essence of these videos boils down to three factors: — Avoiding mortgage/debt — Minimalism — Traveling After watching almost 100 […]

Do We Want To Retire Early?

Do We Want To Retire Early?

I have come across and read so many blogs and Youtube channels about financial freedom and early retirement. For me, financial freedom is different from financial independent. — Right now I consider myself to be financially independent since I have a full-time job and don’t […]

My 6 Favorite Real Estate Websites

My 6 Favorite Real Estate Websites

My interest in real estate investment has been growing since Mr. FAF and I bought our first house in 2016. I want to start buying rental property and get into landlording as a side business. As we were looking up houses in the DC area […]

Rental Property After Our House Is Paid Off

Rental Property After Our House Is Paid Off

Mr. FAF and I bought our first house in 2016. We’ve been trying to save up and put all of our extra income each month towards the mortgage. Our goal after our house is paid off is to either (1) buy a rental property or […]