I am always inspired by a good debt payoff story. The debt free living community is growing larger by the day. While everyone celebrates the debt payoff success stories, what most don't tell you is how HARD they worked to get there. Paying off debt is not easy, just like becoming a millionaire is not easy. It takes grit, determination, and sacrifice. But the payoff is … [Read more...] about Debt Free Story – How Ashley Paid Off $45K in 18 Months!
When I tell people I invest in real estate, I generally get one of two comments: Why would you invest in real estate? That's way too much work. I don't need that kind of stress in my life. I would love to invest in real estate, but I don't have any money. If you're in the first category, I get it. Investing in real estate is not exactly passive, but I enjoy (most) … [Read more...] about How to Invest in Real Estate With No Money (The Truth)
Can you really pay off debt on a teacher's salary? You’ve heard those success stories of people who pay off a big chunk of debt while earning $30-some thousand per year. You wonder if they can do it, why can’t I? What’s the secret? As a school counselor who borrowed over $42,000 in student loans and paid it off in 34 months while earning less than that per year, I’ll … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Steps To Pay Off Debt on a Teacher’s Salary
This is the anatomy of a rental property. Specifically our very first rental property :) If you've ever considered getting into real estate investing, read on to see how we did it, how much money we've made, and our mistakes along the way. In a previous article, I discussed how we got started in real estate investing. I talked about our mindset, why we decided to pursue … [Read more...] about Our First Rental Property (And How You Can Learn from Our Mistakes)
Are you ready to get your personal budget under control, but are overwhelmed when you think of where to start? When I first started budgeting, one of the hardest things for me to do was come up with personal budget categories that all of my spending fit into. Sure I thought of the main categories of rent, utilities, food, etc. But when it came to all of the small expenses, … [Read more...] about 80+ Personal Budget Categories – Get Your Finances Under Control!