Past Free – Updated

Since this post I have sold two of the four rental properties on Land Contract. It is …. one of the smartest things I have done in a long time. I do not have to pay insurance, not pay to fix things, not pay taxes, but I collect money, and more than I made with rent and if they fail and do not keep it – I get it back…… lets look where I was when in the process of selling the first one –

Well I have almost sold one of my four rental properties, all bought prior to my marriage with David.  We have an offer accepted and I am ready to sell.  Selling on land contract will help fund our retirement plans.    I enjoyed being a land-lady – but I am ready to move on.  I had to work so many extra hours over and above my regular job, to save up for the down payments, and then I had to argue endlessly with my ex husband on buying each one.   I remember how he told me, he would never have anything to do with it, not help me not even once – not until I bought the house I am now selling.   I bought that house as a rental and the outbuilding garage for him to store his “stuff”.  He had Alot of stuff.   He filled that 3 car garage with his stuff and made it his man cave, he spent a lot of time there.

This previous week,  I have been feeling significantly lighter, happier, just like everything is falling into place.  I kept thinking… why?

Just tonight I am realizing, selling this rental is leaving so much of past behind, OK, yes….obvious as I write it.  We had years ago sold off the major items in the garage – it was over flowing. We had to move all that was left at this point, over to our house or to the garbage – to prepare for the sale.  There was nothing of value…. old broken Christmas decor, an entire industrial garbage filled with flame retardant scraps of material (who knows why), a broken lawn mower, a tool box, etc…   What it was really filled with was memories – all hurtful and ready to be left behind.

I look forward to this sale being complete.   I love my current life, it feels like the life I always dreamed, imagined and wanted.  This sale, will get us closer to retirement, and the bonus of freeing me from the past.

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

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