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How This 25-Year Old Developed a $1.5 Million Multi-Family Real Estate Portfolio – with Joel Florek

My quest for rental property knowledge continues my friends. While Nicole and I continue to save up our money to buy our first rental, I figured I would speak with someone who’s had massive real estate success to keep me motivated.

Our guest today is Joel Florek. At 25 years old, he owns 31 units in both Michigan and Indiana. These properties provide him so much cash flow that recently he’s been able to leave his 9-5 job and pursue his passion for sailing and family.

Joel’s story of real estate success has been featured in BiggerPockets and on multiple 5-star rated podcasts. As a husband, father and Michigan native, I’m honored to have him on the show today.

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How to Become a Millionaire in your 30’s – Interview 19 (Adam)

A major step in becoming a young millionaire is tracking your net worth. On the other hand, wealth building is not all about the numbers.

Our guest today, Adam from Minafi, sees wealth building as a way to travel, explore the world and create lifelong memories with his wife. By securing solid financial footing in his 30’s, Adam has been able to realize those dreams early in his life.

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Finances Before the New Year

It’s almost the New Year!

It is time to take some massive action to improve our financial situations before the year is up. That way we’ll kick things off in January with confidence and more money in our pockets.

If you made a list of goals or new years resolutions earlier this year, now is the time to look at that list and assess how you’re doing. Think about what action you can take to accomplish those big goals you set for yourself earlier this year.

Now if you didn’t make any goals or can’t find that list, that’s okay! I have 5 goals for you to consider to help you improve your financial situation before the new year.

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How This Mom Makes Over $100,000 Working Part-Time From Home – with Sarah Li Cain

When you’re a new parent, there a lot of financial hurdles to jump over.

What are we going to do for childcare? How does this affect our income? Can we afford this new life of ours?

Today we speak with a new parent who’s recently had to answer a lot of these questions. Sarah Li-Cain is our guest today. She is a young mother, a wife and a full-time writer. By pursuing her passion and growing her income, Sarah has been able to make over $100,000 per year working 25 hours per week and still be able to spend quality time her with 3-year old son.

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How to Become a Millionaire in your 30’s – Interview 18 (Financial Gladiator)

Young millionaire status and financial independence can both be attained by building up your passive income through real estate and lowering your cost of living. That’s what has worked well for the blogger known as the Financial Gladiator!

By investing early and growing his portfolio, the Financial Gladiator achieved financial independence in his early 30’s and now enjoys life traveling the globe as a scuba instructor. Now, that’s the life!

Let’s learn how he did it!

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I’ve maxed out my 401k. Where else can I invest?

Our second question of the month comes from Angela from California:

Hi Andy,

I’m enjoying your podcast and wanted to ask you a question as I’m starting to get into more aggressively saving for my retirement.

I’m 32 years old. I recently modified my contributions to my workplace 401k so I’ll be maxing it out at $18,500 this year. I recently paid off my last student loan and had extra money. My husband is matching his 401k too after a little convincing. So we’re really getting serious about our retirement savings now. Both our companies match so that’s another perk.

I do feel like I’m behind overall though. Where else should we consider investing outside of our 401k?

Any feedback you have would be great.

Angela

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With no mortgage, what do you do with the extra money?

Our first question of the month comes in from Nick from Tampa who responded to a blog post I wrote about paying off our mortgage (here’s the article):

Andy,

I love this blog post. As a former Dave Ramsey groupie myself, I’m really excited for y’all!

Would love to hear about your perspective one year later. I’m curious where you’re at with this? Have you followed through on your plans to allocate your savings like you say at the end of the post?

Have you invested in other opportunities?

How have the vacations gone?

Do you regret paying the mortgage off or do you still feel it was a smart decision?

From, Nick from Teach My Kids Money

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How to Become a Millionaire in your 30’s – Interview 17 (Trip Seibold)

When you’re free to openly plan your day and your future, a whole new world starts to open up to you. What once wasn’t clear … is now clear.

That’s how the young millionaire Trip Seibold from Financially Possible described it to me in today’s interview. As a financially independent 30-something millionaire, Trip has the ability to spend quality time with his family and pursue his dreams.

Let’s learn more about his path, his new motivations and how his family is at the center of all of it.

Enjoy!

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Why We’re Giving $100 Tips This Holiday Season (And Why We Want You to Join Us)

As we’re out and about enjoying the holidays this year, we will more than likely interact with someone in the service industry. We may be served by a waitress, greeted by a host or checked out by a cashier.

These folks are hustling to pay their bills and hopefully, they will make enough to have a happy holiday with their family. Unfortunately, these positions are some of the lowest paying jobs in the US. The average waiter or waitress in the US makes around $20,000 per year.

While we can’t easily change the landscape of the service industry, we sure can give back to our neighbors who are working hard during the holidays.

As a small gesture of thanks and paying it forward, my wife and I are planning on giving two random $100 tips to someone in the service industry this year. Rockstar Finance has already joined in on the fun by supplying us with $100 for the effort! We’re hoping you will join us too.

We’re calling it #BigTipTuesday! Here’s how it’ll go in 5 easy and fun steps:

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Why Date Night Is So Important in Marriage – with Martin Dasko and Kristen Manieri

The more I think about it, talk about it and research it, I feel like “date night” might be one of the most important investments we can make for our long-term family happiness.

I know it’s something that I’m personally working on. With two small kids and the responsibilities of life, date night sometimes takes a backseat.

That changes now!

On today’s show, we’re going to do three things:

  1. We’re going to hear from professional writer, podcaster and YouTuber, Martin Dasko. Since he focuses most of his content on personal finance and dating from a single guy’s perspective, he’s going to tell us married folks can spice up our marriages without going broke.
  2. After our chat with Martin, I’m going to interview Kristen Manieri, the founder of Do Good Date Night. Kristen started this organization to help couples have an opportunity to give back in their community while having fun with their spouses.
  3. After we get inspired by Kristen, I’m going to share my top 3 takeaways so you can start creating some epic date nights with your spouse.

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