October was a very exciting month! We were able to grow our net worth by 9.285 Eur, which is the maximum we have been able to do so far. There were a couple of reasons for this success:
- Our savings rate was 57%, which is probably the highest value so far. I calculate our savings rate based on our salaries and I do not consider the cash-flow yield by our real estate business. No big or unexpected expenses this month!
- I have adjusted the value of our rental properties and increased the overall value by 2000 Eur. Still, the values I consider are at least 20% below market value, but I want to be on the safe side here in case of a market crash. To compensate for this, I have decreased by 1000 Eur the money we expect to receive when we leave our current flat. Due to our baby, the flat is not as in good shape as it should, I am assuming we need to spend some money arranging the walls and the floor before we leave (2500 Eur is my current estimation).
- Our real estate cash-flow has yield us 1.200 Eur net, which is amazing especially taking into account that we have hardly any work and it is not high season anymore.
|Net Cash flow Real Estate Business||1,200|
|Security deposit for current house||2,500|
|Rental Property #1||115,000|
|Rental Property #2||120,000|
I am 35% FI (still 65% to go!). Seems like a lot but I think the hardest work is done, which is to get enough cash that allows you to start investing and creating passive income. In our case, passive income is generated through real estate but you can of course decide on what products suit you the best.
Currently, I am having another dilemma: invest the money we are saving or save it and buy a property for us to live in the future?