Oahu Real Estate
Hey guys, this is kind of a random post, but it’s Whatever Wednesdays, so I think it’s ok. Like I’ve said before, I recently bought a house, which I advised against in Do As I Say Not As I Do as a young attending. However, I didn’t come to that decision lightly. So today I’m going to share my opinions on Oahu Real Estate. Let’s begin… This story begins back in 2014 when I first accepted this […]

Oahu Real Estate #illumedati

My House
Hey everyone, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. I didn’t really have any particular topic in mind for today, so I’ve decided to do some reflection on Buying a House, specifically, My House. Is this going to be a long post? I don’t think so. Ok good, your posts are really long lately. Yea, I know. I tend to get verbose. Ok, let’s focus on the topic at hand. My House – Which looks nothing like Flo […]

The Rearview Mirror – My House #illumedati

1031 Exchange
Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’m actually back at my old stomping grounds in California for my friend’s wedding. However, I still want to try to keep up with my blog. As such, this will be a relatively short post about “What is a 1031 Exchange?” Stock Photo from: Pixabay What is a 1031 Exchange? Well, first of all, let’s be clear. I’m talking about houses here. More specifically, the buying of a new […]

What is a 1031 Exchange? #illumedati

Hi everyone, it’s Whatever Wednesdays again. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I bought my first house about a year ago in 2016. I wanted to get Solar Panels (with an Update post) before the tax credit ran out in 2019. My timeline for getting the Solar Panels was pushed forward slightly because I had to get a new roof. I opted for a Metal Roof. So this post is going to ponder “Should Metal Roofs […]

Should Metal Roofs be the Standard? #illumedati

Hey guys, It’s Finance Fridays again, and I’m here to talk about the “Pay Yourself First” concept. This should be a relatively short post, but still very important. Stock Photo from: Pexels What do you mean “pay yourself first”? This is actually a concept in most, if not all retirement books/articles. Essentially, when you receive your paycheck, before spending even a penny of it on anything else, you set aside money for your saving/retirement. If you already […]

Pay Yourself First #illumedati

I do realize that it’s Post-Election Day 2016 – 11-9-2016. Trump won. However, I try to keep my blog as politics-free as possible.  So, for that reason, I’m going to talk about something completely unrelated: Solar Power and Tesla. So as I’ve already stated before, I live in Hawaii and I recently bought a house in January. There are many things I want to do to renovate and fix up my house in next 5-10 years. However, […]

Solar Power and Tesla