I think it was two years ago already that my neighbor walked up to me, introduced herself, and then quickly asked, “So when do you think you’ll paint the house?” I was obviously a taken off-guard a bit, and eventually responded with, “Probably soon.”
I still haven’t painted the house…
My neighbor is probably sitting in her chair right now, stewing at the fact that I have not yet improved my home with a little bit of paint, but I have a dilemma on my hands! If I hire someone to paint my house for $3,500 (I got a quote last year), then I will certainly not hit my goal of paying off the home mortgage this year. And, as you all have probably gathered by now, I am slightly goal oriented (note the sarcasm) and always have a strong drive to succeed.
Thoughts of Painting the House Myself
It is pretty obvious that I do not want to pony up the dough to get the house painted for me, but I have some extra time these days, so maybe I can paint it myself! I truly have no idea how much paint I would need to cover this 2-story house (and garage), but I am estimating that it would cost somewhere around $700.
If I were to paint it, my house would most definitely look better (it doesn’t look overly terrible by the way – just a little faded), but it might prevent me from hitting my overall goal of paying off the house! Should I just wait to paint this house until next spring? What do you think?
Here are the best articles that I’ve read this past week. I hope you enjoy them!
The Maximum Wage is a Horrible, Disgusting Idea – by DQYDJ.com
Why It’s Difficult to Retire with Passive Income – by Retire by 40
Solar Energy, a Viable Option – by Faithful with a Few
3 Changes to Your Finances When You Get Married – by My Journey to Millions
What is Capitalism? To Understand Let’s First Explore Communist China – by Financial Samurai
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.