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3 reasons why we upped and quit our careers without being millionaires

By: Steve Adcock | Think Save Retire What if I told you that my wife and I both quit our high-paying careers without a million bucks to our names? Well, that’s the deal. We didn’t wait around for a million before we called it quits, and there’s a good reason for that…three, in fact. There’s no question […]

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Mashvisor Review [2019]

Want to invest in rental properties but totally overwhelmed by which location and neighborhood to start searching in? Mashvisor promises to “turn 3 months of research into 15 minutes.” Their data visualization tool helps investors quickly evaluate markets by aggregating high-level metrics for neighborhoods across the US. But a real estate analytics tool is only […]

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Tuesday Hits: Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut, Replacing My Income with Airbnb

Why I’m Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut “Didn’t I like my current job? and what about the plan to retire in 10 years time? My current job pays amazingly well for a new-ish teacher and it’s with people I love, so why am I leaving?”   Guest Post: How this Combat Veteran replaced his income with Airbnb […]

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Owner Financing: Buy a House without a Bank

Is your debt to income ratio or short credit history keeping you from securing a conventional loan? Owner financing might be the solution for you. Though a viable financing strategy, owner/seller financing is often overlooked, misunderstood and mischaracterized. If you’ve read any other articles on this subject, it’s likely you don’t have the whole picture. […]

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Monday Hits: Your Time Phase Allocation & How to Stop Worrying About Others

Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going that Way “I suspect almost none of us have considered our Time Phase Allocation.  Have You? Since I just “invented” the word TPA, don’t worry if you haven’t thought much about it before reading these words. To make your job a bit easier, I’ve done a bit of legwork for […]

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Don’t Look Back (You’re Not Going That Way)

Do you live your life in The Past, The Present, or The Future?    My mother-in-law passed away last September.  I remember when she was in her final years, and her short term memory and her future were stolen by the evil disease of Alzheimer’s. She lived in the past. To make her final years […]

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11 Important Lessons I’ve Learned from Working with the Homeless

By: Marc | Vital Dollar In the fall of 2017, after reading the book The Hole in Our Gospel, I started volunteering at a local homeless shelter as a way to give back and help people in need within my own community. I had served meals at a different homeless shelter during my freshman year of college […]

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Thursday Hits: What Does it Take to be Wealthy?

Extreme Frugality Fatigue “I don’t know about you, but when I scroll through social media and read popular headlines, I often feel obligated to optimize every facet of my life. If I’m not working a side hustle or hacking a better, faster, cheaper way to do everything, I’m obviously not doing it right.”   What Does it […]

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Wednesday Hits: Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? Do You Want an Inheritance or a Cruise?

Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? “The Case-Shiller index shows national housing prices are increasing at the slowest pace since mid-2012 in February. This suggests the expansion phase is losing steam.”   Do You Want an Inheritance or Do You Want a Cruise “Looking at it coldly, the cost of this holiday would have […]

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Tuesday Hits: You Are what You Spend, Maximize Career or Adventure?

Budget Alignment: You Are What You Spend “Looking at my list of trends and themes, it came time for a reckoning: Is this who I am? Is this what I value? Did I want a closet full of clothes I got because they were on sale, or did I want an actual emergency fund? Did I care […]