Archive for June 2017

Moving out of my sister's basement: a life-changing choice

Moving out of my sister's basement: a life-changing choice
ChicagoNow’s June Blogapalooza blogging challenge: “Write about a decision you made that changed the course of your life for better or worse.”   Oh sure, that’s some light cocktail party banter. No, really, that’s a huge question… In 2001 I was four years out of college but still living in my sister’s basement.  I did... Read more »

Harry Potter helped me become a better landlord

Harry Potter helped me become a better landlord
Full title: Harry Potter helped me become a better landlord (and an enthusiastic reader!) I was at the ripe old age of 22 when Harry was introduced to the print world twenty years ago.  I was waaayyy past the age of being a Harry Potter fan (or so I thought).  And my first direct encounter with... Read more »

Grow (or start) a block club in honor of summer

Grow (or start) a block club in honor of summer
Wednesday, June 21, is the first official day of summer. What better way to celebrate than by growing your existing block club or by starting a new one? You have plenty of time. Labor Day and the winding down of summer is not until September 4, giving you eleven long weeks to plan a great... Read more »
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A recommended beach read for landlords

A recommended beach read for landlords
Attention all you mom and pop landlords: if you can actually make it to the beach this summer in between the clogged toilets and ambushing tenants to collect late rents, why not check out this great “bible” of a real estate book? This past week I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Robert Kiyosaki’s “The... Read more »

Wanna join me to play The Cashflow Game this Saturday?

Wanna join me to play The Cashflow Game this Saturday?
So you know I’m a landlady. Spoiler alert!  Well….I guess it is in the name of the blog.  But I don’t think I’ve really explained why I made the choice to become one.  It’s not because rental property ownership is some family tradition I was raised to take up.  It’s definitely NOT.  No one talked... Read more »

I need to be accountable--please help!

Here’s the thing. I recently received a challenge to set blogging goals for myself.  I was advised to: “Decide what your blogging goals are for June. Your goal can be “write 10 posts this month” or “write a post every Monday” or perhaps even something social media-oriented, such as share to your Facebook Fan Page... Read more »
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