In spite of the craziness in the market, my portfolio did increase in November. I still have to add the accounts for my two rental properties, but otherwise, things are looking pretty good.
I’m interested in taking advantage of travel rewards with the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, so I opened a new credit card account in November. I have three months to make the minimum spend ($4000), and I’m only going to charge purchases that I was planning to make anyway. I will also pay off the balance in full each month. Once I’ve made the minimum spend, I get 50,000 points, which can be used for travel expenses.
Mr. B and I made the decision to forgo our anniversary trip to Hawaii this year so that we can save for rental #3. However, it’s possible that, if I use the travel rewards correctly, we might still be able to go (albeit, not by January).
In the meantime, here’s the financial snapshot I promised, as of November 1: