February 2021

Kobuleti Beach, Georgia

  • Kobuleti Beach, Georgia

    Published: 26 February, 2021 seen 88 Tourism objects

    Kobuleti is a town in Adjara, western Georgia, situated on the eastern coast of the Black Sea Finally got some free time to edit some unprocessed files. More to come. Taken with DJI Mavic Mini drone, August 2020 Music by Scott Holmes - Driven to Success  

Latest Stock Buy: 30 shares of Viatris (NASDAQ: VTRS) at $17.81 per share

  • Latest Stock Buy: 30 shares of Viatris (NASDAQ: VTRS) at $17.81 per share

    Published: 25 February, 2021 seen 22 Investments

    On February 3, 2021, we bought additional 30 shares of Viatris (NASDAQ: VTRS) paying $17.81 per share for our Partnership Fund. Viatris is the latest addition to our Partnership fund. VTRS is a spinoff from Pfizer stock (which we hold already 100 shares), and it was decided to keep investing in this stock until we will reach 100 shares and will be able to sell covered calls on it. We are now holding 100 shares of VTRS in our Partnership Fund portfolio Using dollar-cost averaging our average cost per one VTRS share is $16.48 As we have reached 100 shares, we sold a covered call: Sold 1 Covered…

Latest Stock Buy 8 shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) $45.18 per share

  • Latest Stock Buy 8 shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) $45.18 per share

    Published: 24 February, 2021 seen 15 Investments

    On November 18, 2020, I bought an additional 8 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughters stock portfolio, paying $45.18 per share With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.92% and will pay us $2.64 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts. INTC is paying a dividend in the following months - March, June, September, and December We are now holding 26 shares with INTC I plan to increase the total share count to 100 in a reasonable time frame (say by the middle of 2021) and once we…

Minimum Wages in European Union 2021

  • Minimum Wages in European Union 2021

    Published: 23 February, 2021 seen 4,253 Investments

    In 2021 there were 21 out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. Turns out this is already the eighth (#8) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog. To keep it up, here is the raw data for minimum wages across European Union in 2021. Update: Minimum Wages in European Union 2022 Please don't judge too hard, data are taken from this article on Wikipedia, and applied some basic calculations for yearly growth. The minimum wage in European Union member countries   Country Gross 2021 Gross 2020 Growth Change % 1 Luxembourg €…

Top 10 Best Selling Gaming Laptops with RTX 2060 GPU

  • Top 10 Best Selling Gaming Laptops with RTX 2060 GPU

    Published: 22 February, 2021 seen 768 Online Shopping

    Gaming laptops with GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card are one of the most optimal gaming laptops user choice - here budget meets performance.  In today's article, I've listed top 10 gaming laptops with  GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card available for sale on Amazon.com Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 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 …

Embūte Nature Park 4K. Ancient Curonian Land. Latvia . DJI MAVIC AIR 2

  • Embūte Nature Park 4K. Ancient Curonian Land. Latvia . DJI MAVIC AIR 2

    Published: 19 February, 2021 seen 31 Tourism objects

    Made a quick drone video from Embūte, quite an awesome ancient land of Curonians. Got a feeling some old Curonian might come out of the woods with a wooden sword and ... If you happen to be in this area - make sure to visit this place. One of our favorites now Music by Scott Holmes: The Edge of Nowhere Taken December 13, 2020

Vilgāle Flat: Scrapping Textured Walls / Preparing for Electricity Wiring

  • Vilgāle Flat: Scrapping Textured Walls / Preparing for Electricity Wiring

    Published: 18 February, 2021 seen 46 Home Remodeling

    It has been already the second week since renovation works are in full swing at our Vilgāle flat. This week contractors have removed chalk and other texture from the walls and have started preparing walls and ceilings for wiring. Just like in the previous week - I was absent from the works and spent our days in Jūrmala Master Bedroom Under construction Looks much happier than I saw this room the first time Nothing fancy planned here - king-size bed, flat-screen TV, some cabinets, and a closet Living room Another flat-screen TV here, a coach, bookshelf, and toddler's bed Bathroom A free-…

Sold 1000 Shares of Blackstone (LON:BGLF) at EUR 0.65; Bought 16 shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) at $36.27

  • Sold 1000 Shares of Blackstone (LON:BGLF) at EUR 0.65; Bought 16 shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) at $36.27

    Published: 17 February, 2021 seen 30 Investments

    On November 17, 2020, I sold 1000 shares of Blackstone (LON:BGLF) at EUR 0.65 to purchase 16 shares with PFE at $36.27 per share We have been holding BGLF stock since 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested anymore to hold stocks without options on the London stock exchange. From the money received I bought additional 16 shares of PFE paying $36.27 per share. PFE is a stock I'm buying for the partnership fund. With its quarterly dividend of 0.38 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 4.19% and will pay us an…

Camping Vērbeļnieki

  • Camping Vērbeļnieki

    Published: 16 February, 2021 seen 39 Hotel reviews

    Guesthouse and camping "Vērbeļnieki" is located on the road Klaipeda - Liepāja, 6 km from the city of Liepāja in Nīca parish (Latvia) We discovered this place by accident, during a random driving around in the area at the start of February 2021. As I had equipped with my DJI Mavic AIr 2 drone I decided to capture some nice golden hour photo here Kids playground at Vērbeļnieki Our toddler girl was very excited Golden hour sunset near Vērbeļneki Place bit reminds me of the Shekhveteli beach near the Black Sea (Georgia) Vērbeļnieki complex from a drone flight

Top 16 Best Selling Intel Core i9 32 GB RAM Laptops

  • Top 16 Best Selling Intel Core i9 32 GB RAM Laptops

    Published: 15 February, 2021 seen 3,947 Online Shopping

    Intel Core i9 laptops are not rare in 2021, nor laptops with 32 GB RAM memory Best suited for business professionals and demanding gamers, here is the list with the top 16 best selling Intel Core i0 32 GB RAM laptops on Amazon Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 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…

Pāvilosta / Jūrkalne 4K HDR / DJI Mavic Air 2

Vilgāle flat Renovation - tearing down walls, removing floors

  • Vilgāle flat Renovation - tearing down walls, removing floors

    Published: 11 February, 2021 seen 74 Home Remodeling

    Welcome, to yet another exciting photo series to our latest renovation project - Vilgāle flat. I bought this flat at an online auction back in September 2020, it took me a few months before all the legal procedures were done and we could actually start renovation works.  For actual renovation works, I hired local contractors at Kuldīga town. Not to speak more here are photos from our first "operation" - tearing down the walls and removing the floor. During these renovation works, I was absent and enjoyed our time in Jūrmala.  Inner walls removed at Vilgāle flat Here itš planned to install a…

Latest Stock Buy: 20 shares of Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) at $15.50 per share

  • Latest Stock Buy: 20 shares of Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) at $15.50 per share

    Published: 10 February, 2021 seen 27 Investments

    On November 11, 2020, we bought an additional 20 shares of Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) paying $15.508 per share for my Mom's pension Fund.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.4 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 10.32% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $8.00 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome. There are two simple reasons we like this stock - it has a high dividend yield of about 10%, and we can trade both put and call options. ARCC has dividend payments in March, June, September, and December. We will get a small boost in these months. Selling…

Dubulti Beach Winter 2021

  • Dubulti Beach Winter 2021

    Published: 9 February, 2021 seen 36

    At the end of January 2021, we temporarily relocated back to Dubulti (Jūrmala). We are looking to stay here for the next two months and hopefully get back to Tbilisi by April 2021 In today's Piece of Life series - Dubulti beach in Winter Make sure to check out our previous article back from 2018 - Winter near The Baltic Sea (Dubulti beach, Jūrmala) Dubulti beach in Winter After a long time, I took again my old Canon DSLR and made a few handheld HDR's  Jūrmala in Winter

Top 10 Best Selling Mirrorless cameras 2021

  • Top 10 Best Selling Mirrorless cameras 2021

    Published: 8 February, 2021 seen 459 Online Shopping

    When talking about mirrorless cameras in 2021, Sony, Canon and Fujifilm are the brands to consider. In this article, I've listed the top 10 best selling mirrorless cameras on Amazon.com A quick note: Please note this list 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 from that. Prices for mirrorless cameras listed on this page is retrieved by using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with 8K Video, 45 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor,…

Laidi / Laidu muiža / DJI Mavic Mini Latvija

  • Laidi / Laidu muiža / DJI Mavic Mini Latvija

    Published: 5 February, 2021 seen 57 Tourism objects

    A quick drone flight around Laidi village in Kuldīga municipality / Laidi manor and former kolkhoz Spartak. I'm starting to enjoy these long-range flights without any signal interference as seen in big cities. DJI Mavic Mini / music by Scott Holmes - Storybook. October 26, 2020  

Property prices for Real Estate in Tosmāre, Liepāja

  • Property prices for Real Estate in Tosmāre, Liepāja

    Published: 4 February, 2021 seen 117 Investments

    Tosmāre is a neighborhood of Liepāja, located between Lake Tosmare, the Karosta, and Zaļā Birze. Not as chic as the city center of Liepāja, we still find this a very luring neighborhood and most important - undervalued In one of our previous articles, we shared an idea of possible investments in the Karosta / Tosmāre neighborhoods of Liepāja. See: Invest in Liepāja Real Estate / Tosmāre / Karosta Today we decided to visit Tosmāre, and take some cool drone photography while exploring the area As we have applied for 2 online auctions in the Tosmare neighborhood, and while we are still waiting…

January 2021 Dividend Income Report - $50.95

  • January 2021 Dividend Income Report - $50.95

    Published: 3 February, 2021 seen 73 Investments

    Welcome to the forty-fifth (#45) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in January 2021. The last January we spent in Latvia, did a lot of planning with our flat in Vilgāle, order new windows, got a construction permit, and started the first renovation works (hired local contractors). At the end of January, we relocated to Jūrmala, where we plan to spend the next two months. Cēsis Castle in Latvia On January 2, we paid a shot visit to Cēsis and Valmiera in Latvia From the perspective of dividend income - Last January was one…

Latest stock buy 3 shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at $131.79 per share

  • Latest stock buy 3 shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at $131.79 per share

    Published: 2 February, 2021 seen 34 Investments

    On January 29, 2021, I bought 3 shares of Apple stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) paying $131.79 per share.  With its quarterly dividend of 0.20 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 0.61% and will pay us an additional $0.60 every quarter (before tax).  Not the biggest income, but when buying Apple stock I'm are not looking at a dividend alone. instead, I'm looking at a potential value growth and options income from covered calls. At the start of January, I got an inheritance of EUR 6,061 - I decided to put this money at work in the stock market, for the starter invested EUR 550 in INTC…

Top 10 Best Selling Nikon DSLR cameras in 2021

  • Top 10 Best Selling Nikon DSLR cameras in 2021

    Published: 1 February, 2021 seen 38 Online Shopping

    Nikon DSLR cameras are a great alternative to more popular Canon cameras Some of the most popular NIKON DSLR camera models are Nikon D5600 and Nikon D3500 - which both are great entry level DSLR cameras while more demanding photographers will enjoy the D750 full-frame camera. Whcihever you chose - Nikon is a great brand for DSRL cameras. If you are planning to purchase your first DSRL camera in 2021,  this article is for you, here you will find Top 10 Best selling NIKON DSRL cameras available on Amazon. Most of the models are entry-level cameras, but there are a few models pro photographers…