|As predicted, September wasn't too kind with investments. But I knew that going in, using the downtrend to diversify some more "dry powder" cash and even venture into uncharted waters. For the first time I've invested in an international ETF and domestic REIT. Switching it up a little is good, but let's see how the long game plays out.|
As far as expenses are concerned, I bought a new mesh networking system, providing stronger Wi-Fi throughout the entire house. Of course I wanted bleeding edge technology so that set me back $500 (business expense!) Also, in going through my old video game collection, there's a few used games without its box and manual, so I've gone a "little" side quest to complete the remaining sets. Unfortunately due to sealed games skyrocketing in value, even the opened boxes and manuals are elevated on auction sites, so I'm having to trade up and sell some spare parts and other things to help fund this completion. Fine time wanting to finish this collection. But when everything's said and done and all 250+ games have been catalogued and itemized, I plan on adding the "average" value to the net worth, which will likely be a mighty sum. But that's still weeks/months away. May save that for 2022.
Won't be seeing much, if any, rental income next month, as the investment property waits for new tenants, but it'll be nice for the long haul as rent has increased quite a bit in that area, raising cash flow and ROI. No complaints here if I can fill the vacancy in just a few weeks.
Everything else continues to move along. Still working on achieving the magical 7-figure sum by the end of the year, but you know as well as I do that depends on a number of factors, outside and within. Who wants to take bets?