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Freedom Through Minimalism – with Claudia and Garrett Pennington

We work hard.  We earn money.   We buy stuff.

Then, that stuff requires repair, maintenance and software updates. Before you know it, your stuff is out of style.  You’re on version 3 when the rest of the world is on version 7.

We work harder.  We earn more money.  We buy more stuff.

Are we in control of our things or are our things in control of us?

Experience Freedom Through Minimalism

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7 Smart Gift Ideas to Improve Your Health

Staying healthy requires determination, focus and daily action.  If you’re on a journey toward improving your health, having the right tools will help you reach your goals faster.

Here is a list of gift ideas for that special someone in your life looking to improve their health.  Most of these products I enjoy personally and some are ones that I’m excited to try!

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15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years

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 as I got home from out-of-town, I had to see it.

My wife has excellent taste and the majority of the time we are in sync. I wasn’t worried about liking it. I was worried about getting a BIG OLE MORTGAGE to pay for it!

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Make Money on Airbnb – with Victor Mangona

About a month ago, my wife Nicole and I were at a wedding for one of our good friends.  At our table, I struck up a conversation with a random guy named Victor Mangona.  I discovered that Victor and his wife Kate are both doctors and they live in a swanky part of Dallas called Highland Park.  Victor and I got to chatting about their adventures in real estate investing as their new side business.

Rental Real Estate

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6 Family First Tips for Business Travelers

I’ve been in the corporate event marketing business for a little over 12 years now.  It’s a fun industry to be part of.  The thrill of a live event, being a part of a global product launch and traveling around the world can be very exciting.

That life can also be quite draining on your relationship with your family.

I’m writing this as I’m traveling on a week-long trip to Europe for a global sales opportunity.  If we win this business, it could be a big deal for our company.  But honestly, all I can think about is my family and how I can’t wait to go home.

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5 Reasons to Choose a 15-Year Mortgage

3 years ago, Nicole and I moved into our forever house.  It was love at first sight.

Compared to our previous 1,100 square foot bungalow, this new tri-level home had a bigger yard, an open floor plan and neighbors that became instant friends of ours.

When it came time to choosing the mortgage, we didn’t want our dream home to turn into a nightmare.

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How to Fight Cancer as a Family – with Gene Villeneuve

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year.  Globally, that number rises to around 15 million people.

As sad as those statistics are, they are just that … only statistics.  Until cancer affects you, your family or someone close to you, you don’t realize the seriousness of the disease.  At least that was the case with me.

One of our close family members was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is a young mother of four, a wife, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin and a friend to so many.  Because she is a light in so many people’s lives, her struggle to fight this disease has become her family’s struggle.

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Honey, I died.  Here’s what to do with the life insurance money.

Hello Nicole.  I’m not really dead.

Sorry about that spooky title.

But if I do die unexpectedly, I want you to give you and the kids a clear path to feel safe and well taken care of …

Hence why I’m writing this letter to you today …

The Warm Blanket of Life Insurance

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The Joy and Annoyance of Kids – with Clint Edwards

Children … They provide us with a sense of pride that is unmatched.

Raising kids truly feels like the reason we’re placed on this earth.  We learn from them, we grow with them and the bond that is formed is a blessing from God.

Children are also QUITE annoying, sticky and interrupt you constantly.
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