Ever since I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad about 15 years ago, I have been itching to get into real estate investing. While I don’t agree with everything in that book and he makes it seem just a little too easy, I do think some of the principles of building wealth with real estate are […]
Last week I wrote about WHY I took a year-long Sabbatical and what led me to make that decision. And today, we get to chat about the nuts and bolts of how we pulled it off logistically – and managed to continue to eat and live indoors throughout the year. My goal with this article […]
First off, I am fully aware that most people will go their entire lives without taking a month-long sabbatical, let alone taking an entire Sabbatical year. I am also aware that many people feel stuck or trapped with work to a point that they can’t even imagine taking off more than a week – I […]
I wrote about why we use credit cards and all the ridiculous amount of free travel (hotels and flights) that we have gotten solely from credit card points. But this post is specifically about my favorite credit card of all-time for anyone who has a business and purchases advertising. So if you run ads on […]
Bible verses about retirement and resting: While the Bible doesn’t seem to have specific verses referring to retirement, it does point out the importance of rest. God, our creator, understands the value of rest and relaxation. That, of course, is why He created Sundays! To add to that… Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. Mark 6:31
Read our updated 2018 MediShare review: This Christian health insurance alternative that can saved us 30-50% off of traditional health insurance – Here are our pros and cons…
I can still remember exactly where I was standing in the middle of that field when He dropped it on my heart. I was in my secret place (that wasn’t really that secret). It was technically a construction site for an upcoming phase in our subdivision high up on a hill. For whatever reason development […]
It is amazing what just an extra $100/month can do for your finances. And on one hand it can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish, but in reality making $100 (or more a month) can be pretty easy. There have been countless things I have done over the years to earn some extra […]
It isn’t too difficult to find a place to file your federal tax return for free, but finding a service to file your state return for free is another story. Here’s what I found . . . .
Have you ever met a successful person who did not encounter some failures along the way? I know I haven’t … it seems that failure is inextricably blended into the pathway toward success. Fortunately for us, some very famous people have traveled this path. What can we learn from these “famous failures”?
I mean if you were making what your boss is making, it will not fix your financial squeeze. There is a famous principle that expenses rise to meet income, so if you are having a hard time paying your bills or making a dent in your mountain of debt money is NOT your answer.
You don’t have to own a business to work from home. Although there are plenty legitimate home-based businesses you can start, existing companies will pay you to help them from the comfort of your own home. So get your home office set up, here are 20 real companies that will pay you to work in your slippers. Comfy!
In order to have an effective budget, you’re going to need some basic personal budget categories to start. Determining your budget categories isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve never made a budget before. Start your budget off right . . . here are some of the best budgeting categories to set you off on the right foot.
Since I am now making a full time income from my blog, I decided that I needed to write about how to make money with a blog. This article contains the things I have done over the last 2 years to drastically increase my blog earnings…
Because the world encourages us to seek success so diligently, we almost need to have an entirely different mindset in order to find happiness. Along that line, here are several things every parent should tell their kids – and themselves – about how to find true happiness in life – even if financial success never comes your way.
I had a revelation about cars that has caused me to not really care what mine looks like. It’s not that I don’t want a really fast car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom.
Figuring that you never have to review your insurance needs is one of the most common misconceptions about life insurance! But, if you don’t review your plan annually – or, for that matter, don’t have a financial plan – here are some guidelines to know when you should review your life insurance.
Creating a debt snowball is my preferred method of getting out of debt. When My wife and I were paying off $46k of debt, we actually didn’t use a debt snowball worksheet, but looking back I think it really could have helped us. If you are wanting to pay off debt on your own, this […]
I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head. I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight. I still remember the […]
So if we think of “wealth” in terms of amenities and luxuries rather than the number on our bank statement, I would say we are doing pretty good.