Home Ownership

Yes, You Can Buy a Rental Property in Another State

July 25, 2020
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In 2015 my wife and I bought our first rental property together. We were living in Los Angeles at the time and couldn’t afford to buy anything locally, which prompted us to start looking at out-of-state investments. We ended up making a real estate investment in Texas! There’s a lot to share about our decision to buy a rental property — I’ll start with numbers […]

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Can you retire with a mortgage? How about 15 mortgages!?

June 8, 2020
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Good morning, all. Happy Monday! Some of you are excited to learn more about real estate investing. I’m no expert, but I do have a few rental properties and will share my experiences (and screw-ups) over time. I know real estate investing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so I’ll keep posts like this light and sporadic. (Plus, J Money will kill me if I turn […]

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Could you sell your house and all your possessions like Elon Musk?

May 6, 2020
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Just saw this tweet and about spit my coffee out! No house!! Or possessions! From a BILLIONAIRE who can have anything and everything under the sun! Wowwww!!! So WHY???? “Possessions just weigh you down.” BOOM. Damn truth right there. And of course he still needs a place to live and HAS to keep at least one of his own cars, right???!, but seeing how he’s […]

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Life on the other side of the globe!

April 29, 2020
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Morning, guys!! Stumbled across an old comment on the blog I tagged to share some day, and decided today’s that day before I forget again! :) It was dropped in 2018 so it’s a tiny bit dated, but a majority of this still holds true and thought you might find it as fascinating as I did when I first read it… Amazing that no matter […]

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7 Ways to (Financially) Feng Shui Your House

April 15, 2020
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If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my Auntie who asked if I’d ever shared something like this on the site before, of which I could confidently tell her no – I had not, lol… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: She […]

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Some life updates :)

March 6, 2020
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Morning! Snagged that dollar up there at my local thrift last month – isn’t it cool? :) Here’s a bunch of updates on things we’ve blogged about over the months in case you were wondering on any of ’em… If I missed anything, just holler! Minivan — Two months in now and still driving it! The newness has worn off and I don’t enjoy it […]

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What are some of your controversial personal finance beliefs?

January 13, 2020
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Answered this question on Twitter last year, then got re-sucked back into it all again when it bubbled back up randomly this morning ;) Now passing it on to you to give your brain a work out! Haha… Here were my answers to it, and then I’ll list out some others from the community I found interesting as well… Maybe you have some controversial beliefs […]

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Cheat Sheet on “The Automatic Millionaire”

January 9, 2020
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Mornin’! So if you’ve never read the classic $$$ book, “The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach, today you luck out and get a cheat sheet on it to tide you over until you wise up ;) The winner of it from our giveaway just emailed me saying she devoured it in two days and it’s now one of her top 3 favorite finance books (as […]

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Hidden Investment Opportunities in Mobile Homes

December 12, 2019
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[Hi guys! I’m SOOO excited to share this piece by a long time internet friend of mine – Rachel Hernandez, aka Mobile Home Gurl – who I’ve been fascinated by for years. She’s made a great income off investing in overlooked properties – specifically mobile homes! – and today stops by the blog to share the ins and outs of the industry, as well as […]

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A list of things I’ve never bought *new* before

November 18, 2019
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I was talking with a friend the other day on how I never buy anything new, only to realize how DEAD WRONG I was when I actually went to jot them all down, haha… Literally only came up with two things, although they are the biggest things: A car A house Now secretly I’d love to one day experience both of these even though I […]

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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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Log Cabin Ruth & Her Fantastic Side Hustles 💪💪

October 23, 2019
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Morning! So the other day I randomly stumbled across this old email thread with a reader who was about to pay off her log cabin (that’s right – I said log cabin!!), and now years later I was curious to see if she ended up making it happen ;) I shot her a note, and below are pieces from our original convo back then (April, […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “The House Hacking Strategy”

October 8, 2019
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Morning!! Got another book for y’all that’s about to drop on the scene: The House Hacking Strategy: How to Use Your Home to Achieve Financial Freedom by Craig Curelop of BiggerPockets.com – one of the best online communities for this stuff. It doesn’t come out until next week, but I snagged a few copies for you :) Before we get to that though, let me […]

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When spending money improves your life!

August 26, 2019
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Morning! So I’ve been spending a lot of money on something lately, and after weeks of trying to figure out why I’ve been so perfectly fine with it I’ve finally figured it out :) These things I’ve been dropping money on?? Electric lawnmower Electric hedge trimmer Electric weed wacker (that came with an electric snow blower!) And then most recently – an electric chain saw […]

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