This past week, my wife and I just got back from a quick weekend getaway with two close friends. It was a cheese and potty-themed weekend: we dined in the Wisconsin Room while staying at the five-star American Club Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin. Looking back, we spent A LOT on food and drinks, but we managed to get great QUALITY, ENJOYMENT, and BALANCE out of what we spent.
Last summer, my wife and I wanted to get some professional photos of the two of us. We previously had done the “let’s walk around the city and look like we’re just hanging out when people stare at us” photos. These are very popular. Weddings, engagements, pregnancies, and a number of other life events use this approach. Not us in this instance! But we still got this type of photo shoot done, as the pictures look better and, perhaps, more natural than traditional high school prom pose-style photos.
I’m a not a photographer, but I can tell when I see something I like or appreciate. The photographer we found took some amazing photos; we purchased a few printouts and digital copies to make into the photos currently hanging around our home. In one of the photos, my wife and I are sitting. I kept looking like I was trying to sit up very straight (or as my wife says, like I have a stick up my *ss) and trying to hide something. I think I was — my gut. Not necessarily an I’m fat, out-of-shape, or even overweight gut, but an “I’m getting soft gut.”
Some define passive income and portfolio income differently. For simplicity, I’m considering them one and the same – income NOT “earned” via a paycheck from my employer. Here is our passive income breakdown as of month-end. We use Personal Capital to track our net worth, assets vs. liabilities, and cash flow.
June 2017 Update