How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps

In late 2017, we paid off the $195,000 mortgage on our dream home. After 4 years of focus and partnership with my wife Nicole, we’re now completely debt free and thrilled about the future ahead of us.

To help our two young children remember this family tree-changing moment in our lives, we decided to celebrate with them. Instead of just burning the mortgage and tipping back a few glasses of champagne (which we did too), we came up with a few unique ideas of our own like running through a “Mortgage Wall” and whacking a “Mortgage Piñata”!  

The kids had a blast and so did we. This was a moment we wanted our kids to remember. It was the day we decided that our family was going to become debt free for life.

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66 | How Debt Freedom and Side Hustling Provides You More Family Time

Complete debt freedom can allow you to do amazing things. You can pursue your passions, you can craft the direction of your day and spend more time with the ones you love.

Our guest today, Vincent Pugliese is the walking, talking proof of what complete debt freedom can do for your life.

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Avoid Holiday Debt Next Year With a Sinking Fund

Christmas is a time for fun, family and giving. Unfortunately for some, the spending associated with this joyous time of year was bought on credit.

According to Magnify Money, this past season Americans with holiday debt added $986 in debt on average and the pay off may not be until the next Christmas! The author of the article Nick Clements writes, “55% plan to take more than 5 months (to pay off the debt) or just make the minimum payments, which could extend the debt to 10 years or more.”

If we’re still paying off debt from last year’s Christmas, how can we enjoy this year’s Christmas?!

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65 | Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Focus on Building A Personal Brand feat. Guy Kawasaki

When it comes to building your business, a lot of gurus out there are promoting the importance of building your personal brand. Guy Kawasaki isn’t buying it.

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How to Celebrate Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

You’re mortgage free! Congratulations!

This was no small feat. Your hard work and dedication in paying off this massive debt should be celebrated.

But how do you celebrate something that only a fraction of the US population has done?  

My family recently paid off the $195,000 mortgage on our home and we were asking ourselves this very question. We thought about painting our front door red or throwing a party with some close friends. After some spirited fun back and forth with my wife, we landed on four fun ideas that we could do together as a family.

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64 | How Your Sex Life and Student Loan Debt Are Connected

Who hates student loan debt, but loves sex?

Yeah, me too! 

Before my interview with Shannon McNay and Erin Wiley, I didn’t realize how these two topics were so intertwined.

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10 Personal Finance Goals To Help Your Family Build Wealth This Year

Happy New Year everyone! This is the time for declaring new goals, adventures and accomplishments. 

Over the past few years, I’ve been setting personal goals for myself in all areas of my life. This way I am constantly striving to give myself and my family the best life possible.

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