Why You Need to Raise the Rent on Your Property

One of the most important functions you have as a landlord is bringing in the rents.  There are obviously other important parts to the job, too, but if you're not bringing in the cash, then you're not running a real business.  And if you're not evaluating your rent rates and [...]

By | September 26, 2016|8 Comments

Heading to FinCon!

Well, here's some exciting news.  FinCon is coming, and I'm actually going!  FinCon stands for the Financial Content Expo, and basically it's like Comic-Con but instead of a bunch of nerdy people walking around dressed as superheroes, it's a bunch of nerdy people walking around dressed as ordinary folks.  The [...]

By | September 14, 2016|16 Comments

Why You Might Want to Skip the New iPhone

It's that time again.  Time for the launch of the new iPhone!  Every September, my boyfriend watches the Apple keynote event where they introduce the new iPhone.  But here are some reasons why you might want to skip the new iPhone, and wait for the next one. The Launch of [...]

By | September 9, 2016|18 Comments

Self-Managed Rental Property – August 2016 Report

It's been an eventful month!  Well, at home, anyway.  It's been totally uneventful at the fourplex, which is great news!  Here's my self-managed rental property report for August 2016. Self-Managed Rental Property Report: Rent Collection This could not have gone better.  This was the first month that the tenants deposited [...]

By | September 2, 2016|13 Comments

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|8 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|7 Comments