DIY Home Security For The Frugal Homeowner

DIY Home Security For The Frugal Homeowner

According to 2018 FBI Crime Statistics, all forms of property crime declined across the United States between 2017 and 2018. However, homes without an alarm system are 300% more likely to be burglarized. So, while crime rates are down across the country, it is clear that homeowners must remain vigilant in protecting their home. Many of us are looking for DIY home security systems with no monthly fee. DIY Home … Read more

167 | Learn Hustle Grow

Learn Hustle Grow

Rob and Reshawn from Learn Hustle Grow discuss combining their finances and building a real estate portfolio. Money Mindsets Rob and Reshawn came from similar backgrounds with teenage single mothers. However, they developed very different opinions about money. Rob’s Journey Rob grew up poor and found his way out of a bad situation through the military. He joined the Marines as soon as he graduated high school. In fact, he … Read more

What Is House Hacking?

What Is House Hacking?

House hacking. You’ve heard about it, and people in the ChooseFI community gush over how awesome it is. So, what the heck is house hacking and how can you do it? House hacking is a term used by both real estate investors and the Choose FI community pretty regularly. More Than One Way To House Hack House hacking has also expanded beyond the traditional “multi-unit” definition to encompass any creative … Read more

164 | Our Rich Journey

164 |Our Rich Journey | Amon & Christina Browning

Amon and Christina join the show to share their journey to Financial Independence as two federal employees with young children. The couple was able to retire early in just eight years! Finding FIRE Eight years ago, Amon came home with the idea to retire early. The idea was sparked after an eye-opening awards ceremony. After working in the federal government for ten years, he had been given an award for … Read more

What You Need To Know Before Buying Rental Property

What You Need To Know Before Buying Rental Property

One of the most popular ways to diversify your investments is by buying rental property. If you haven’t invested in real estate before, it is hard to know where to start and what makes a good rental property investment. The first thing to know is that you will need 25-30% as a down payment. And finding the right property can be a challenge, but knowing what it will rent for … Read more

Roofstock Review: Ultimate Turnkey Investing

Roofstock Review: Ultimate Turnkey Investing

Roofstock’s mantra is that they make “investing in single-family rental properties radically simple.” And after taking a deep look into what they have to offer for this Roofstock review, that seems to be completely true. Investing in real estate isn’t as simple as other forms of investment. You need to find properties that can turn a profit, screen tenants, collect rent, deal with repairs, and the list goes on and … Read more

145R | Stuck

Stuck

A discussion of what to do with a windfall, a review of turnkey real estate investing, and a meditation for stock market investors when the market is falling. Fincon In Main Stream News In last week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discussed their experience at Fincon. This week, Brad found two articles about Fincon in the mainstream news. One journalist felt that Fincon needed to be more political. J.D. Roth wrote … Read more

145 | Turn Key Real Estate Investing And How To Build A Team With Paula Pant

Turn Key Real Estate Investing And How To Build A Team With Paula Pant

Paula Pant of Afford Anything returns to dive deeper into real estate investing. In this second conversation, Paula covers turnkey, deal syndication, and building a team. Turnkey Real Estate Investing In traditional real estate investing, the investor would buy a house and rent it to tenants after any necessary repairs. In turnkey real estate investing, you no longer have to go through the process of getting a property “rent ready.” … Read more

142 | Real Estate Investing Strategies With Paula Pant

Real Estate Investing Strategies With Paula Pant

Paula Pant comes back to the show to discuss real estate as a path to Financial Independence. Brad’s Real Estate Story Back in 2005, Brad bought a speculative property in North Carolina as an “investment opportunity.” [Buying and selling bare lots] was without question one of the biggest financial mistakes of my life. Brad was buying bare lots of land with the assumption that they would increase in value over … 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