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Everyday Courage

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.

Life Optimization

10 Year Time Capsule

In an especially foul mood, as her family thumbed through a photo book, Jillian was reminded anew of the feelings, experiences, and heartache that she

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Future Journaling

In this episode, Jillian lets out her inner mean girl and drops some hard truth: most people aren’t ready for the thing they say they

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Personal Finance

Most Experty Expert

When you’re not the most “experty expert” fear can creep in and stymie you. Jillian explains that when we doubt our value we miss out

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About Jillian Johnsrud

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.

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