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.
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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.
Continue reading “5 Books To Inspire the Entrepreneur Inside You”
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”
Mortgages. Electric bills. Unexpected repairs. Owning a home can be quite expensive. Every day it seems like there is a new bill to pay or something to fix. Didn’t someone tell us owning a home was a great investment at one point in our lives? We are spending so much to maintain this “asset” that sometimes it doesn’t feel like it’s worth it.
I’d like to flip the typical script on costly home ownership and talk about ways that this asset of ours can make US some money.
Continue reading “Your Home Will Make You Money With These 3 Strategies”
Lately, the shows and interviews I’ve been doing have been focusing on decreasing your expenses and increasing your income. When we make improvement in these two areas, it’ll allow us to become experts in increasing our net worth and our opportunities for financial independence. Today, we’re diving into increasing your income through real estate.
I had a chance to speak with an expert real estate investor named Mark Ferguson the other day. Mark currently owns 14 rental properties that provide him with $7,000 per month in passive income. He’s also spent the last decade and a half flipping over 120 houses and selling over 1,000 homes as a real estate agent. He now manages a team of 10 that focus on growing and maintaining the overall real estate portfolio.
Continue reading “How to Make $7k Per Month Investing in Real Estate – with Mark Ferguson”
Earlier this year, I set a goal of having a net worth of $1,000,000 by the time I turn 40. What seemed like a lofty goal at one point in my life now seems decently feasible. I owe a lot of that success to the investment I’ve made in my education. And no, I’m not talking about college degrees (Go Green!). I’m talking about the small investments I’ve made in purchasing some of the most inspirational, eye-opening and motivating books out there on business, personal finance and professional growth.
Continue reading “These 5 Books Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth”
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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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
Continue reading “Honey, I died. Here’s what to do with the life insurance money.”