Would I invest $2,000 in US stocks

Updated: 5 August, 2022 seen 25

This article has been sitting in the blog's draft section since May 2018, I decided I just have to write an answer to this question - would I invest $2,000 in US stocks?  Why $2,000? Apparently, that seemed quite a sum to lose back in 2018. I was just starting out my stocks portfolio and hadn't any idea about stock options. Here are my…

Evening on the Vilgāle Lake

Updated: 4 August, 2022 seen 10

It was already past 8 PM, I was just finished tiling the bathroom at our Vilgāle apartment when my fiancee and kiddo arrived to pick me up. My best part gave me the drone and said - it's a beautiful evening to fly a drone. I looked around and agreed. The Vilgāle lake was covered in mist, the Sun was setting. Beautiful.  Vilgāle lakeLook…

Demolishing tiles, Hydroisolation for bathroom

Updated: 3 August, 2022 seen 20

A few weeks ago I did the tile job in the kitchen and hallway for our Vilgāle apartment. In the end, I was not happy with the result, not happy with the tile job (which could be done better), and not satisfied with the visual looks.  At one point I decided to list this apartment for sale as it is, with asking price EUR 25,000. As I didn'…

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas

Updated: 2 August, 2022 seen 14

Guesthouse Pirts Baudas is located in Ilzenes parish, Aluksnes county. The property is 24.1 km from Alūksne, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. We booked this place during our day trip to Valka and the area. I thought this place will be much closer to Valka, but it turned out about a 2-hour…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops August 2022

Updated: 1 August, 2022 seen 114

Lenovo, Acer, Apple, and HP laptops are among the top best sellers in the month of August 2022. Keep reading to learn more about them A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. The prices for…

Stock Options Trading Income July 2022 +$145.30

Updated: 29 July, 2022 seen 43

Welcome to the new renewed monthly stock options income reports. I stopped publishing monthly reports more than two years ago, just shortly after being hit hard by Covid 19 market crash  In the past 12-24 months my stock options portfolio has been walloped, decreasing from its heights at about  EUR 20,000 to under EUR 2,000, primarily…

Velēna church

Updated: 28 July, 2022 seen 13

The Velēna Lutheran Church is at the crossing of the Smiltene-Gulbene-Lizums roads. I would call this as one of the most beautiful churches in Latvia. It's said the first built church here was a wooden church with a turf roof. This is where the place got its name from – Velēna (Torf). Visitors can still enjoy one of the most beautiful…

Selling Put or Call Options to generate income

Updated: 27 July, 2022 seen 11

I have been wondering about this question for the past few years already. In theory, both offer the same result, but just in theory.  In practice, I have found that I prefer selling cash secured put options over covered call options, I better keep cash and adjust than stay invested and sunken.  But of course, it depends on the stocks you…

One Day in Micini

Updated: 26 July, 2022 seen 17

Micini has a very special place in my heart - I spent a brief time, about two years here, back in the 90-ties, living with my grandmother. Back in the days - there was some life here - a farm with more than 100 cows, few families, and even a public bus twice a week connecting to Valka. My relatives from gradmother's side have been living…

Top 15 Gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor

Updated: 25 July, 2022 seen 62

Ryzen is a brand of multi-core x86-64 microprocessors designed and marketed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for desktop, mobile, server, and embedded platforms based on Zen microarchitecture. It consists of central processing units (CPUs) marketed for mainstream, enthusiast, server, and workstation segments and accelerated processing…