Listing Vilgāle apartment for sale

Updated: 21 July, 2022 seen 28

After some thinking, I decided to list for sale our Vilgāle apartment.  I bought this apartment about two years ago in an online auction, paying about EUR 4,000. During the past two years, we have done some serious renovation with a total investment being closer to EUR 18,000.  Today I bought my first flat on an online auction site I…

Summer Cafe Kazbārs in Kazdanga

Updated: 20 July, 2022 seen 27

  Summer café-bar “Kazbārs” is located next to the watermill in the heart of the scenic park of Kazdanga. This place serves freshly ground coffee, Italian dessert affogato, refreshing soft ice cream (including vegan options), cold live beer, and vegan soups.  Place is run by energetic couple from Riga, if you will be happy enough you…

Laidi, Ječi & Verbelnieki

Updated: 19 July, 2022 seen 9

Another interesting day has been recorded for history. We started this morning by unloading a cellar in Laidi castle. Later in the afternoon visited Ječi and for the second time, this week already went for a lovely dinner at Verbelnieki. In the evening we returned to Laidi and I had a chance to observe the stock market for a few minutes…

Stocks, Concrete works and Drone Repair in Riga

Updated: 18 July, 2022 seen 16

The day started with me waiting for the Euronext stock exchange to open. I had 300 shares with Dutch ING stock and was looking to write covered calls to generate some income. Unfortunately, my portfolio was dragged under EUR 2,000 balance and I had to wait a few minutes to recover slightly above EUR 2,000 and sell covered calls. Sold,…

Fun day in Liepāja, Ječi and Verbelnieki

Updated: 15 July, 2022 seen 17

The day started with visiting the cinema Cinamon in Liepaja, a cool movie about Minions in Latvian. After the movie went to the Fontaine place to order some pizza and then headed to Jeci to visit our new property and trim the grass, I already bought an electric lawnmower a few weeks ago in Riga. Now was a good time to excel. After a few…

Bank Stocks and Gold are down today

Updated: 14 July, 2022 seen 22

My portfolio dropped by some 10% today - as I'm heavily invested in Dutch ING bank stock and Barrick Gold, I find it a bit scary, not to say more. It seems I'm going to get assigned ING 9.34 PUT tomorrow and might get assigned GOLD: NYSE 17 put next week. Additionally holding a few call options, but with a price under the water, it will…

How to type ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on MAC

Updated: 13 July, 2022 seen 9

The shrug emoji 🤷 is a popular image used to convey confusion or emphasize a question. I first noticed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at the end of some tweet and wondered how to type it actually? upper line/slash/underline.. squares and then some strange symbols I doubt I have on my MAC. After googling it - I found this brilliant article: How to Type the…

Latest Stock Buy: 60 shares AMS:INGA (ING Groep NV) at EUR 9.04

Updated: 12 July, 2022 seen 28

On July 12th, 2022 I bought 60 shares of AMS: INGA (ING Groep NV) paying EUR 9.04 per share.  I'm now holding 200 shares with ING stock in my portfolio and my average buy price is EUR 9.82.  The ING Group is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. Its primary businesses are retail…

Top 11 gaming / business laptops with 64 GB RAM 2022

Updated: 11 July, 2022 seen 195

Laptops with 64GB RAM memory are getting momentum and are quite affordable in 2022.  Most of the 64 GB RAM laptops come with the latest Intel Core i7 processors, also the Intel core 9 is gaining momentum. Though not as popular as less RAM-enabled models, these models will find their audience among gaming enthusiasts and business users…

How to Sell a Car in Riga / Latvia

Updated: 8 July, 2022 seen 25

We bought a used Mercedes Benz ML 400 Diesel car in Riga a few months ago. We hoped the car would suit us for the years to come, but in the end, the vehicle was faulty even before we bought it. So the car died (or almost died) - with the problem being - a timing belt, which needed to be replaced. I asked to a few handymen how much it…