Over the last year on my podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a collection of millionaire entrepreneurs, early retirees and personal finance experts. These conversations have allowed me to learn, grow and inspire others to win with their finances and create a better future for their family. After each episode, I share a quote that motivates me and the listeners of the podcast to take action.
I remember the day I received my first job offer. A $38,000 annual income! For a young guy right out of college, this seemed like an absolute boatload of money. I felt like Scrooge McDuck swimming through his vault of gold coins!
That same year, I leased an Audi Convertible, bought my first home with 10% down and traveled on a week-long vacation to Mexico using my home equity line of credit (HELOC). I was in my early 20’s, I was living paycheck to paycheck but I didn’t care. I was having a blast.
Real estate investing has been something I’ve been interested in for a long time. The ability to own a home that provides a monthly passive income and grows in value at a consistent rate over time sounds quite appealing to me.
I don’t get as excited about flipping properties because it sounds like that’s a very detailed and focused skill. The margins are so tight that you need to be a master at your craft to succeed. Evidently, those well-produced HGTV home flippin’ shows make it look easier than it actually is.Continue reading “Investing in Rental Real Estate with Cold Hard Cash – with Peter Aquart”
When I was in high school, I was really into movies. I loved watching them in the theaters. A wall in my room was filled with a collection of my favorite flicks on VHS. I even made my own murder mystery movie (I pretty much ripped off Scream).
All of those memories came flooding back to me last week when I interviewed a couple of real Hollywood movie producers. These are actual professionals that are making movies and putting them up on the big screen for the world to enjoy.Continue reading “Crowdfund Your Way into a Hollywood Movie – with David Willis and Katherine Botts”
When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s, planning for retirement doesn’t always end up at the top of your to-do list.
“Hmm… let’s see … check out the lineup for Lollapalooza or learn about my 401k investment options at work?”
In my endless pursuit to chat with all the most interesting people in the world, I started studying up on travel bloggers. These folks spend their days traveling across the US or globetrotting around the world. They capture their adventures through writing, photography or video. Some of the more popular travel bloggers do this full-time and their vagabond lifestyle is fully funded.
After they’ve built a loyal audience on their blog and through social media, they’ll get hooked up with sponsors and affiliates (like hotels, resorts or automotive companies) who will financial support their travels. Some of them even write their own travel books based on their adventures. Can you imagine roaming the world, seeing all that our beautiful earth has to offer and having all of your travels be fully funded?!Continue reading “How to Travel the World for a Living – with Jonathan and Kach Howe”
I’ve interviewed a couple of early retirees lately on the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast. Those episodes end up getting a solid amount of downloads. It’s probably because the notion of early retirement sounds so incredibly appealing to those of us grinding away at our 9-5 jobs. To wake up, design your day how you please and avoid rush hour traffic sounds like true freedom.
Well, what if you never had to retire from anything? What if you never started the rat race to begin with? What if you decided that your first job out of college was to work for yourself?Continue reading “Entrepreneurial Freedom Straight Out of College – with Brian Robben”
I am continually amazed by the amount of talent we have in our world. Designers, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, developers … These are people who push the bounds of what is possible to create a product, service or business that revolutionizes their respective field. While these folks might be masters of their craft, the creative class can sometimes lack the financial know-how to be masters of their money.
Enter Philip and Julia Olson. These two talented theater majors turned dynamic financial gurus developed a company called The Art of Finance that helps the creative class become more intelligent with their money. Philip and Julia help their clients to realize that being a starving artist is just no way to live. They advise their creative clients on areas like debt elimination, budgeting and investing so they can do what they love while earning the money they deserve.Continue reading “Transform from Starving Artist to Money Master – with Philip and Julia Olson”
A lot of people dream of creating their own business. Not a lot of people act on it.
The thoughts around startup costs, the time commitment and the competition swirl in their heads until they are completely paralyzed. To combat the small business paralysis, I believe the budding entrepreneur should start off with an inspirational book. It’s a low-cost way (or no-cost way with the library) to take the first important step on your entrepreneurial journey.
Over the last 6 months, we’ve reviewed a lot of ways that you can win with money. We’ve discussed debt elimination, investment strategies and how to increase your income. And today, we’re going to review a topic that is important to a lot of people out there. We’re going to chat about how you can have a career you truly love.
In 2014, Gallup reported over 1.3 billion people in the world have a full-time job working for an employer. Those 1.3 billion people (this includes me) work 8 hours per day, 5 days per week and at least 50 weeks per year. We give our lives to our careers. Some of us spend more time with our colleagues than our own families at times.Continue reading “How to Have Your Best Career Today – with Mo Faul”