How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom

On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make.

After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. Given my excited state, the pharmacist probably thought I was a virgin looking to score my first Trojans. Nope. I was after something much more important.

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055 | Money Plans After the Mortgage is Paid Off?

Last week, Nicole and I made a really FUN phone call. We reached out to our mortgage company and said that we’re ready to pay off our 15-year loan. It was awesome!

I honestly can’t believe we’re here! After 4 years of extra payments and me repeatedly telling my patient wife the monthly balance … our day has come!

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054 | Getting Financially Naked Before Marriage


From the expo floor of FinCon17, I’m speaking with Award Winning Personal Finance Author Erin Lowry about her new book Broke Millennial. Her goal is to help young adults to stop acting rich and get their financial life together. One of the major topics in the book is getting financially naked with your partner before marriage. Given the importance of this crucial money conversation, Erin and I intently focus on that topic during our chat today. 

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Dear 20-Year Old, Invest Now and Retire Early

I recently sent a letter (yes, a real letter) to my 20-year old nephew encouraging him to start saving for his retirement today. With time and compound interest on his side, his options are endless. In order for him to reach financial independence, he’ll need to invest and adopt some crucial money-smart habits early on in his life.

Cross your fingers for me that the message resonates with him!

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050 | Meet the Hill Family – Nicole, Zoey (5) and Calvin (3)


We have reached a true milestone today my friends. Episode 50! FIVE-ZERO! That means for the last 50 weeks, this podcast has been focused on helping you and your family win with money.

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8 Compelling Reasons to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

My wife and I have been paying down the principal on our $200,000 mortgage for almost four years now. The balance currently sits at $20,000. We are knocking at the door of mortgage payoff paradise!

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045 | Escape Student Debt, Build Wealth & Become Financially Independent

Reaching financial independence takes a whole lot of drive and determination. It definitely does not come to us overnight. There are difficult steps that we must take to earn the truly awesome rewards that come with owning our own time and choosing the direction of our day.

One of those major milestone steps is escaping the grips of student loan debt.

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