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Almost half of the US would not be able to cover a $400 emergency. Around 40% have credit card debt. And 1/3 of Americans have saved $0 for retirement. If we want our kids to survive these financial trip hazards and truly thrive, we need to start their financial education early. Our guest today, Liz Frazier, … Continue reading “How to Teach Young Kids About Money (And Why They’re Never too Young) – with Liz Frazier”
On our Mortgage Freedom series today we’re going to interview someone who paid off their mortgage at 32 years old. And now he and his wife have a lot more money to enjoy. David Venis and his wife Stephanie live in East Central, Illinois, with their awesome pup named Abby.
Tomorrow will be my last day at my job. After 15 years of working as an event marketing professional, I’ve decided that I’m ready for a new chapter in my life. The companies I’ve had the pleasure of working with have treated me well, given my family benefits and paid me generously. I sincerely appreciate … Continue reading “10 Steps I Took to Leave My Six-Figure Job and Become an Entrepreneur”
During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot. She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”
On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid convenience store. 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. … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Independence”
One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman Show. (Yes, I used to DVR it). There was this fun segment where someone would call in and Suze would analyze that person’s financial health and give them a grade. It was called How Am I Doing? One term that … Continue reading “How to Increase Your Net Worth by $800,000 in 8 Years”