I have been quiet here as I have been in major job search mode and after so many disappointments did not want to share news until I had something. I DO.
$57 hour plus INSTANT vested 3% match.. at my old company. either work at home or in Lisle (10 minutes away tops). Contract for at least 1 year but they are already talking full time. This is the largest financial services (to banks direct) company in the world so a great place to land full time if the pay is right. I am going in as a senior project manager working directly for the office of the CIO. I give notice Monday. Job is for a senior PM so have to look at payrates etc.. but either way.. GREAT NEWS! also JEANS when I go to work. all good!!
6 homes going great
3 unit transition going great. feel really good with the property manager I have and we are working so well together. this year the goal is to raise rents across all the 3 units by $4-500 a month. this will completely close the negative cash flow gap! PM has already talked with all tenants and we have 3 that look bad or iffy but it is in the plan to turn over 3 units. HE is getting better rent collection though on these 'iffy' tenants then the old PM.
He sees the apartments as I do.. very nice easy to rent and can definitely see the increased rent potential. We are looking for $630 for existing folks and $650 or more for anyone we turn over.
feeling really good. speech is coming back.. less stressed.. real nice day out. all is good..
other stuff. need a new pc.. $350-450? .. old one crashed
new job pays the 15th and lsat day of the month which means my first paycheck from them will not be until the END of February. I currently get paid every week. the last check from my existing company will be Jan 30th so I have essentially 4 weeks with no paycheck. I need to figure out how to do that and not draw from savings etc
I feel energized and alive with the new job opportunity. 401k option again with match and being on track w the 6 homes and 3 units..
April 2015 marks 2 full years of the 6 homes. only 3 left after that on the current pay schedule but looking to move that up
Goal now is to pay off the 6 homes by 2/2018 or 3/2018 vs May, 2018 or with my newly gained more free time (with the new job) exploring options to get a larger lump sum and pay them off years early
I now can make decisions on the Tahoe soon too with the lack of a 100 mile roundtrip drive every day
Life is good. onward
getting new PC today hopefully
the month of no paychecks is likely to impact my savings for this month and next month.. trying to minimize that impact
Finally!!! I got a new job! Wowzer