At 32, I became financially independent. Now it’s my mission to help others build a life that perfectly lines up with their values, passion, and purpose.
If Jillian needs real estate advice, she goes straight to trusted friend Chad “Coach” Carson. What was meant to be a pause before med school
MK Williams graduated college in 2010. With student loan debt looming, a recession, and a horrible job market, the American dream seemed more mythical than
Fifteen years ago when Adam and I were married, we had $55,000 in debt (credit card, student loans, and medical debt). We also had big dreams. We wanted to take mini-retirements. We wanted to travel the world. And we wanted to adopt. We wanted financial freedom: to never worry about having the money to put food on the table or pay the bills again. I grew up poor, and never ever wanted to feel that way again.
In the last 15 years, we paid off all our debt, traveled to 27 counties, lived abroad for 4 years, took 5 mini-retirements, adopted 4 kids (plus had 2 biological kids!). We paid cash for our very first home and bought 2 rental properties that we fixed up ourselves. We have served on boards of nonprofits, mentored kids from tough situations, and volunteered in all sorts of roles.