The 10% Rule Financial Samurai has about cars

For a long time I have been following the comments on Financial Samurai’s post titled: “The 1/10th Rule For Car Buying Everyone Must Follow”.  It’s a fantastic post about minimizing how much you spend on…



Chalk painting a 1970s stone fireplace

For the longest time I was unsure what to do with this fireplace in the downstairs of a 70s split-level / split-entry home I have.  The large brown rocks made a huge statement in the…



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Even a small payday is a payday

Following up on my previous post, Good at acquiring property, bad at making money, I can officially say I have now made money using one of my properties! I purchased another house in Knoxville a month…



Jeep + deer = truck

I had contemplated getting rid of the 2000 Grand Cherokee I had and spending a few extra dollars to buy a half decent truck.  That was a few months ago though and I decided it was…