$400,000 Home Paid Off in Less Than 4 Years

The beautiful fall day outside of my office windows made it tough to concentrate that day. Not only were the leaves on the trees changing, our family’s financial situation was about to change as well.

Eventually, I made my way out of the office for the day and into the crisp autumn air. I took a deep breath to appreciate the moment and said to myself, “THIS is going to be a life changing day for our family.”

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Protect Your Family With Hassle-Free Term Life Insurance – with Jeremy Hallett

Last month at a dinner in Dallas, I met Jeremy Hallett who is the founder of Quotacy. We chatted about his new company being a hassle-free resource for life insurance. He let me know that their big goal is to protect 1,000,000 families by getting them set up with affordable term life insurance.

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10 Smart Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for family, fun and relaxation. For those of us who are in debt or looking to save for the future, the holidays can unfortunately feel like a time of stress and worry.

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Creating Multiple Income Streams to Eliminate $100k of Debt

Earlier this week, I caught up with J from Millennial Boss. This 28 year-old working professional / entrepreneur sets huge goals for herself and crushes them. J was dealing with around $100,000 in debt from student loans, credit cards and a new car. Through creating multiple sources of income for herself, she was able to annihilate that debt in 18 short months.

Her next big goal is to become a millionaire by 30 … Yes. Not a typo. 30.

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How Our Family of 4 is Traveling to Disneyland for $220

My 5-year old daughter Zoey is in love with Disney princesses. Ariel, Moana and Elsa have all been her “favorite” at one point or another. When she learned there was a magical place that she could meet all of these charming ladies, she immediately asked me “Daddy, when can we go to Disneyland?”

Given my frugal tendencies, I was not thrilled about the costs involved. According to Huffington Post, the average price for a family of 4 to Disneyland can hover close to $5,000. Sorry Zoey, Daddy loves you, but that’s freaking ridiculous.

After taking a deep breath, I endeavored to find a way to make this family trip possible. After all, a sunny vacation in California did sound pretty nice.

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Control Your Money to Control Your Life – with Peter Polson

On a train to downtown Dallas for FinCon17, I randomly caught up with the Founder of Tiller, Peter Polson. Tiller is a customizable money management tool that harnesses the power of Google Sheets. Peter and I had an inspiring chat about family, business and how his company is helping people control their money and, in turn, control their lives.

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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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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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How to Start a WordPress Blog in 10 Easy Steps

I recently attended a conference where I heard story after story of people who have made a full-time living through blogging. They began by choosing a topic that excited them, consistently wrote about it on their blog and eventually made an impressive income.

One presentation I attended featured a blogger who is currently making over $6,000 per month!! Yes, it did take him a several years to get there, but with the right patience, determination and appreciation for your topic it CAN be done.

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