How Buying a Home Freed Up My Life

Worried that buying a home limits your personal and financial freedom? Think again — sometimes, it can be the total opposite.

Adventures in Fintech: An Interview With My Dad

Talking about the real estate investment platform Fundrise.

The Cost of Moving Gran

Six months ago we discovered my grandmother had outlived her savings and could no longer afford to stay in her home.

So You Want to Be a Landlord

We did a lot of stuff wrong when we bought our building, but we also did a lot of stuff right.

How Much Did Your Rent Increase Between 2016 and 2017?

American renters saw their rents increase by nearly $5 billion.

If Automatic Investing Leads to Higher Auto and Mortgage Debt, Is That Necessarily Bad?

Without the interest rates and the investment returns, it’s difficult to say whether they’ve made the wrong choice.

What to Do When a Roommate Underpays on the Rent

Or, “how to divide rent costs among six roommates living in differently sized rooms.”

You Can’t Take It—Any of It—With You

Thoughts on my parents’ downsizing their house and death-cleaning my grandma’s house.

Parents With Money

Lukas and I always say each to other: “our dads can’t die first.”

My Mother’s Real Estate Obsession

For years, I resented how I got roped into fulfilling her dreams for her, which was confusing because they were actually her dreams for me.