Troubleshoot Google AdSense on Your Blog

Alternate title: "Why the eff aren't my Google Ads showing up?!?!"  If you're a new or fairly new blogger like me, with grand hopes of monetizing your blog to develop an additional income stream, this post is for you.  We're going to troubleshoot Google AdSense on your blog.  Or my [...]

By | August 27, 2016|6 Comments

Things I Learned After I Got Sued

I'm a lawyer in Southern California.  I do some transactional work, but most of what I do is litigation.  Lawsuits are my life.  Well, a big part of my life, anyway.  I've handled a number of lawsuits since I started practicing, mostly on the defense side, and I've learned that [...]

By | August 25, 2016|4 Comments

Is It Worth it to Remodel Rental Property?

If you've been here before, you already know that I bought a fourplex, booted out the tenants, remodeled it, and got it all rented up again with really great tenants.  The final numbers are all in for the cost of the renovation.  Now we can take a look at what [...]

By | August 19, 2016|25 Comments

Car Insurance Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

In the last post, we took a look at some of the ugly truths about insurance.  The profit motives of the insurance companies puts you and them at odds from the start.  Then your insurance agent sometimes makes mistakes, and you generally bear responsibility for their errors.  And then there's [...]

By | August 16, 2016|9 Comments

The Ugly Truth About Insurance

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to renew my homeowner's and auto insurance policies.  And since the boyfriend and I live together, our insurance policies have to take each other into account.  Starting a couple years back, we synchronized our policy renewal dates, so once a year, we [...]

By | August 12, 2016|10 Comments

Self-Managed Rental Property – July 2016 Report

A lot of people are afraid to manage their own rental properties.  They're afraid that the tenants will be hard to deal with.  They're afraid they will have to evict tenants, and won't know what to do.  They're afraid of midnight maintenance calls and having to drive out to the [...]

By | August 2, 2016|22 Comments