October 2020

Laidi Village from a Drone flight

Published: 30 October, 2020 seen 38

Laidi is a village in Laidi parish, Kuldīga municipality. Laidi village is located some 28 km from the county center of Kuldiga and 167 km from Riga. There is located a parish administration, primary school, library, doctorate, pharmacy, post office, shop, open-air stage. Laidi village from a drone flight The settlement was formed around the center of the former Laidi manor (Laiden) and Valtaiķi parish, and grew up in the post-war years as a village council and collective farm "Spartaks". The buildings of Laidu manor (castle, manager's house, carriage-barn) and the park are architectural…

Sapara Monastery

Published: 29 October, 2020 seen 173 Churches and Monasteries

Sapara Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located in the Akhaltsikhe District of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia. I had a chance to visit this monastery at the end of September 2020 and capture really awesome drone photography / catching colors of the fall Sapara monastery from a drone flight It has existed from at least the 9th century, and has numbered among its monks many important figures in Georgian ecclesiastical history. At the end of the 13th century Sapara became a possession of the Jakeli family, whose leader, Sargis Jakeli, was adept at staying on good terms with the …

Sold 320 Shares of FGB at $2.95 to Buy 100 Shares of BCS at $5.61 to sell covered calls on; 12 shares of T at $29.58

Published: 28 October, 2020 seen 35 Investments

On August 21, 2020, I sold  320 shares of First Trust Spclty Fin & Fncl Opptnts Fd​ (FGB) we had, getting $2.95 per share. We still are holding 410 shares with FGB.  FGB has been in our portfolio since July 2018. FGB is a dividend stock, which paid us about $83/quarterly (after-tax). In fact, we have been thinking for a while to build our portfolio around FGB stock for a while, but recent market developments and two dividend trims this year + the fact that FGB is not an optionable stock lead us to "flip it" to other better quality and optionable dividend stock.  This time we went for two…

Ķemeri Forest House

Published: 27 October, 2020 seen 32 Museums

Ķemeri Forest house is really cool outdoors tourism attraction located close to Jūrmala The park centre is located in Ķemeri, in the “Forest House” . We first discovered this place back in Spring 2018 and made some nice hiking in the area, see: Hiking Trails in Kemeri National Park (Near Forest House) We have been returning here for a few more times ever since.  Forest House in Ķemeri The history of the “Tree House” dates back to the summer of 1933, when in the newly constructed building, a centre for sports and recreation (arch. Fridrihs Skujiņš) was opened, pleasing the visitors with “a…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops November 2020

Published: 26 October, 2020 seen 459 Online Shopping

Acer, Apple and HP laptop brands are among the best selling models in November 2020 Keep reading to learn which laptops are among best selling on Amazon.com in November 2020 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 will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer to the product page on Amazon. Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS…

Another Daytrip to Kakheti in Georgia

Published: 23 October, 2020 seen 86 Travel guides

I have said it already several times in the blog - day trips to the region of Kakheti are quite possible and easily done from Tbilisi Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia In today's article, I'll share our route details and discoveries from the latest day trip to Kakheti on October 3, 2020 We left Tbilisi and headed to Telavi via Gombori Pass, here we made a stop at Ujarma fortress where I made some cool drone photography, see: Ujarma Fortress from a drone flight, our next stop is Italian restaurant Enzo's ezo at Chateau Mere close to Telavi.  From here on we head to the Lopota lake side to find…

Church of Saint George near Borjomi from a Drone flight

Published: 22 October, 2020 seen 22

The Sadgeri St. George Church is the XV century monument. It is located in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, in the village of Sadgeri in Borjomi municipality, on the high bank of the river. I have been heading ever since I remember myself in Georgia, the place is really cool, tranquil and cool. But when taken from a drone flight, the place gets completely another view. See it yourself Church of Saint George from a drone flight Look at that massive rock church is standing The church is a hall type and it has no apse. It is covered with a cylindrical vault of uneven outline. The temple is built…

Latest Stock Buy: 11 shares of PFE at $38.24 per share

Published: 21 October, 2020 seen 36 Investments

On August 11, 2020, we bought an additional 11 shares of Pfizer (PFE) paying $38.24 per share for our Partnership Fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.38 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.97% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $4.18 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest dividend, but every bit counts!  We now are holding 45 shares of PFE in our Partnership Fund portfolio There are three simple reasons we like this stock - it has a reasonably high dividend yield of more than 3%, it has increased the dividend payout for the past 9 consecutive…

Majori Beach from a Drone Flight

Published: 20 October, 2020 seen 39

About two years ago (back in 2018) we rented a little space next to the beach in Dubulti. We lived there for more than 6 months. Photographing the Baltic sea was part of our everyday routine. Now, two years later we have returned to the town of Jūrmala in Latvia. Not looking to stay here 6 months, rather than just 10 days for our Covid-19 self-isolation. We rented a spacious 2 storey house next to the beach and I was eager to fly a drone around the area: Majori Beach from a Drone flight Here we can see Baltic beach hotel and Former bath-house of Emilija Racene in Jurmala River Lielupe and…

Top 20 Best Selling Intel Core i9 processor Laptops 2021

Published: 19 October, 2020 seen 1,579 Online Shopping

Intel Core i9 laptop processors are getting more affordable and in 2021 we will see more prices going down. With their high number of cores, high power draw, high thermal output, high performance, and unique desktop socket, LGA 2066, they are intended to be used by enthusiasts. A mobile version based on the standard BGA1440 socket was released in 2018, featuring six hyperthreaded cores and 12 MB of cache. It has been proven to attain 5 gigahertz under ideal conditions. It is rumored that the next generation of Intel CPUs will feature the Core i9 9900K, an eight-core hyperthreaded processor,…

Top 30 Dividend Paying Stocks form Dow Jones list 2020

Published: 16 October, 2020 seen 60 Investments

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply the Dow, is a stock market index that shows how 30 large, publicly owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market. The value of the Dow is not a weighted arithmetic mean and does not represent its component companies' market capitalization, but rather the sum of the price of one share of stock for each component company. The sum is corrected by a factor which changes whenever one of the component stocks has a stock split or stock dividend, so as to generate a consistent value for…

Atskuri Fortress

Published: 15 October, 2020 seen 71 Military Heritage

Atskuri is a medieval Georgian fortress located on the right bank of the Mtkvari  River, approximately 30 kilometres from Borjomi, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. We discovered this fortress by accident while driving to the town of Akhatiskhe. As I was equipped with my DJI Mavic mini drone I made some cool aerography here Atskuri fortress Built on a massive rock back in the 9th century, Atskuri Fortress was an important stronghold for the defense of Georgia during the Middle ages. The fortress was probably situated near the town of Atskuri, of which no traces have been found. First…

Latest stock buy 10 shares of KO at $47.99 per share

Published: 14 October, 2020 seen 36 Investments

On August 7, 2020, we bought 10 shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) at $47.99 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.41 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3,41% and will pay us $4.10 every quarter (before tax). Awesome! Ko is paying a dividend in the following months: April, July, October, and December For the rest of the year, we are looking to take $6.8 in dividend income (after tax) from this buy, which is about 0.18% from our $3,600 goal for 2020 2019 in Review and Financial Goals for 2020.  We now hold 10 shares of KO, In total, they contribute about $13.6 (…

Colors of Georgia / Failed Attempt to Reach Betania Monastery

Published: 13 October, 2020 seen 83

It was at the start of October, we decided to visit Betania monastery not far from Tbilisi. We took our almost SUV car - Volkswagen Touareg and started the journey. The road sign said 6,7 km and we will reach the monastery. Cool, I thought, I have wanted to visit this place for ages, let me make some cool drone video. Colors of Georgia, on the road to Betania monastery Little we know that the drive is not the best, and can take about an hour. it was getting dark, our toddler girl was crying, and it was decided to turn back the car and return here some other day. Author of this blog captured…

52 Week Money Saving Challenge 2.0. SEB Funds Update After 21 Week

Published: 12 October, 2020 seen 41 Investments

On May 28, 2020, I started a new 52-week money saving challenge - investing with funds at my local bank account ( 52 Week Money Saving Challenge 2.0. SEB Funds ) Today, already 21 weeks have passed since the launch, and I decided to write a quick update on how things are developing The rules for this challenge are very simple - to deposit in the first week one euro, in the second week - two, third week - three, etc. The amount after each week continues to grow, up to the last week of the year, when it is 52 euro. Now, today, October 12, it has been already 21 weeks passed and I've invested…

Seven Year Blog Anniversary

Published: 10 October, 2020 seen 41 Blogging

Today, on October 10th, 2020, the ReinisFischer.com website is celebrating its 7th birthday. Each blog anniversary is a huge milestone for me and the 7th birthday is no exception. What has started as a simple experiment has turned out to be a successful online business venture! In the past seven years blog has attracted more than 4.9 million users and generated more than 6.9 million page views. Blog traffic October 2013 - October 2019 (Data source: Google Analytics) Topics covered in the blog ranges from raw GDP data for different European countries, to detailed stock and options trading…

Invest in The Small Dogs of The Dow with Covered Calls and Collect Dividend

Published: 9 October, 2020 seen 345 Investments

The Small Dogs of the Dow, are the five lowest-priced Dogs of the Dow stocks. Currently (2020), these are the Small Dogs of The Dow stocks: DOW, PFE, WBA, CSCO and KO In today's article, I will take a quick glimpse at a potential return from investing in these five stocks with options (covered calls) + collecting the dividend during the road. Invest in These 5 Stocks From The Dow Jones list With Covered Calls and Collect Dividend For this example, I'm going to virtually buy 100 shares at each company. All prices below listed as of October 8, 2020 Ticker Price Shares value Div Yearly Dividend…

Ujarma Fortress from a drone flight

Published: 8 October, 2020 seen 62

Ujarma Fortress is located some 45 km east from the nation's capital Tbilisi, in the Kakheti region. We were off for a daytrip to Kakheti, and it was not planned to make a stop at Ujarma, but as I had a drone with myself I decided to take a better look on the fortress complex from above. Here is what we got: Ujarma fortress from a drone flight The fortress consisted of two parts: the Upper Fortress (the Citadel) and the Lower City. A royal palace, consisting of a two-storey building, was located in the eastern part of the Citadel. The Upper Fortress was destroyed in the 10th century by the…

September 2020 Dividend Income Report - $117.04

Published: 7 October, 2020 seen 71 Investments

Welcome to the forty-first (#41) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in September 2020. Just like in the previous months, we spent the last September here in Georgia. We did a few road trips across the country. Also, I managed to crash and lose my DJI Mavic mini drone and had to order a new one, which got delivered at the end of the month, so more cool drone videos can be done. Sapara monastery in Georgia I had a chance to visit this monastery at the end of September 2020 and capture really awesome drone photography /…

How To Withdraw PayPal to Bank Account in Georgia

Published: 6 October, 2020 seen 893 Investments

Withdrawing funds from PayPal to a local bank account is a popular question in many countries, including Georgia. As recently I had to renew my VISA card here in Georgia (Bank of Georgia) I decided to test - can I actually withdraw funds from Paypal to Bank account in Georgia. Opening Bank Account in Georgia - Bank of Georgia Turns out I can. And it is done at blazing speeds. Funds were transferred in seconds, Awesome. For the test purposes, I decided to transfer $40 from my PayPal balance to my Georgian bank account.  the transfer took about 3 seconds and cost $5.  Not sure will the speed be…

Top 20 Best Selling Gaming Laptops 2021

Published: 5 October, 2020 seen 883 Online Shopping

With 2021 fast approaching, I have decided to take a look at the top gaming laptop models for the new year. Without further ado, here, I've listed top 20 gaming laptops available for sale on Amazon.com A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer to the product page on Amazon. Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop,…

Rike Park Concert Hall - Music Theater and Exhibition

Published: 3 October, 2020 seen 478 Entertainment

As the name suggests, the Rike Park Concert Hall is located inside the territory of Rike Park, Tbilisi.   The other name Music Theatre and Exhibition hall Rike park concert hall in Tbilisi The project site is located inside the green area called Rike Park, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The building consists of two different soft shaped elements that are connected as a unique body at the retaining wall. Every shape has its own function: The north part of the building contains the Musical Theatre Hall (566 seats), the foyer and several facilities, together with technical spaces for theatre machinery…

Italy/Switzerland Travel Guide

Published: 2 October, 2020 seen 50 Travel guides

This is yet another roundup post listing places from our latest trip to Italy and Switzerland at the end of 2019. Long story short - we travel to Italy's Bergamo by Ryanair from Tbilisi airport, took a rental car, and went to cool places both in Italy and Switzerland. To make it more fun we traveled together with our 16 months old toddler Also, see my notes from the 2015/2016 travels - My Italy Travel Guide

Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili, Autograph Collection Hotel in Georgia

Published: 1 October, 2020 seen 351 Hotel reviews

Set in Shekhvetili, some 40km from Batumi, Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili, Autograph Collection offers 5-star accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a fitness center.  We booked this hotel for an about a 4-day stay in early August 2020, to celebrate my 35th birthday here. For this stay here we spent GEL 3030 / USD 980. Arrived here from another great hotel in Batumi (Radisson Blu Hotel Batumi) using Bolt taxi application (About 40 GEL) Family room at Parapgrahp Resort and SPA hotel in Shekvetili As we were traveling with our 2 years old toddler girl, our room…