How Do You Know When To Sell A Rental Property?

How Do You Know When To Sell A Rental Property?

Investing in real estate has been a winning strategy to build wealth for generations. The use of leverage when purchasing real estate allows you to supersize the returns for even greater net worth increases. Beyond your primary residence, investing in rental properties is the next logical step. So many people tell you to buy real estate, but very few talk about when to sell. I’ve been looking at the returns … Read more

Trim Review: Bill Negotiation Without The Hassle

Trim Review: Bill Negotiation Without The Hassle

Tracking your spending and cutting expenses is an important part of every FI journey. But it’s not always easy to stay on top of everything–especially when it comes to canceling unused subscriptions or haggling for a lower bill. With all that you have going on, have you ever wished you had an assistant who handles these things for you? If you have, you might want to consider Trim. But how … Read more

141 | Reset: An Unconventional Guide For Getting Unstuck With David Sawyer

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Jonathan and Brad talk to David Sawyer who just released his book, . The book is aimed at helping people who feel stuck in their careers as well as an optimization strategy for Financial Independence in the UK. Inspiration For RESET David grew up in a home where his parents didn’t follow the fads. He graduated from university without any idea of what he wanted to do. In his mind, he … Read more

140R | The Real Cost Of A Financial Advisor

The Real Cost Of A Financial Advisor

Brad and Jonathan dive into the costs of a financial advisor and college hacking. Financial Advisors Jonathan recently recorded an episode with Pete Matthews from Meaningful Money. Pete mentioned that he had been at a financial planning conference where they told the audience that financial advisors need to be prepared to talk to people about reaching Financial Independence. FI is a framework on life. That’s what people are looking for. … Read more

9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

If you’ve been in your home awhile, you’re probably considering making some changes or improvements. You might even want to DIY to save money on those improvements. And, fortunately, with proper planning, you’ll get the highest rate of return for your efforts and learn some new skills. What’s not to love about that? I spent years working in the building industry and the interior design industry. I’ve also invested in … Read more

The Best Selling Apps For Getting Rid Of Your Stuff

The Best Selling Apps For Getting Rid Of Your Stuff

Everyone has stuff. Whether it is Christmas decorations in your attic, the car in your garage, or the sofa in your living room that doesn’t match your new paint color, we all have stuff we don’t want or need. Instead of keeping it hanging around, why not sell those things? Here are the top five selling apps so you can find the best places to sell your stuff. From Facebook … Read more

How To Apply For A Mortgage While Pursuing FI

How To Apply For A Mortgage While Pursuing FI

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. Although many of us are on the path to FI, most of us don’t have enough cash to buy a house without taking out a mortgage. From pre-qualification to paperwork to credit scores, this in-depth guide will walk you through how to apply for a mortgage while keeping in mind the philosophies of FI. How Much Can … Read more

140 | FI Lifestyle Before FI Number With Nick True

140 | FI Lifestyle Before FI Number With Nick True

Nick True from Mapped Out Money talks about designing an FI lifestyle before reaching an FI number. Currently, Nick and his wife live in an Airstream trailer with the flexibility to live wherever they want to be. Quitting His Day Job For Life On The Road When Nick and his wife quit their jobs for a life on the road, it was not because they had achieved FIRE. However, the couple … Read more

139R | Time Is On Your Side

139R Time is On Your Side

Jonathan and Brad discuss saving time and the secondary good market as a potential side hustle opportunity. Reclaim Your Time Last week, Jonathan ended up at the DMV on a Friday afternoon with a crazy wait time. What should have been a quick trip turned into an ordeal worth avoiding. After the painful trip, Jonathan did some research into when you should go to the DMV. You should avoid the … Read more

How To Fill Out A W-4 With Confidence

How To Fill Out A W-4 With Confidence

Your W-4 lets your employer know how much of your paycheck to withhold for federal income taxes. If your state charges income tax as well then you will have a separate form for that. Everything we are talking about in this article relates to federal income taxes and the W-4 only. While simple, filling out the W-4 incorrectly impacts both your tax withholdings and your paycheck. Click here to download … Read more