Endless summer days – our Vitamin D addiction..

Endless summer days When Kurt Cobain sung the words "weather changes moods" we can't help feeling he was very much onto something, for years growing up we lived through a great many UK winters where we basically never saw much in the way of daylight and the weather was dreary at best. This is obviously nothing new to anyone living in the northern countries or states who will likely testify to...
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Rental Income Property – more than just blocked toilets..

RENTAL INCOME PROPERTY  When it comes to rental income property one of the classic statements that we hear time and again against it is the "I don't want to be getting calls about blocked toilets at all hours" and we agree totally that these type of problems could turn off potential landlords but for us the advantages far outweigh these concerns. The income is only a part of the equation...
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Road Trippin’ USA – Part 2 – AZ and NV

Road Trippin' USA - Part 2 Northern Arizona and Southern Nevada If, or more likely when we plan a slow travel return to the USA as geographically-free healthcare expat retirees on 6 months travel insurance, then we think the desert south west would definitely fit the bill from a location perspective. It would be very easy to imagine a daily life of kayaking, mountain biking or trail running...
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GDPR compliance changes

GDPR compliance  You will probably have noticed by now our recent addition of the somewhat annoying cookie affirmative action, we're not the biggest fans of it either since it now seems to dominate the entire web. This is in response to the new and at the time of writing, work in progress European GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation whereby anyone who accesses any worldwide site from...
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Early June IRA trades

For the start of June we have made another couple of trades in the IRA portfolios. We firstly sold out of Medtronic (MDT), this is an excellent company and we had no real complaints so are very happy to have exited in the green with this position. From a value investment perspective it has really been an excellent holding but as a dividend stock it's 2.1% yield is just not good enough after we...
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