Category: Money

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Breaking the Endless Make-More-Spend-More Cycle of Doom

“What each of us calls our ‘necessary expenses’ will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary” – The Richest Man in Babylon When I first started working as a freelance web designer, I was making a fairly average salary. The cost of living in my area is quite expensive, so

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How We Paid Off $40,000 in Debt Using the Debt Snowball

I married my amazing wife, Jennie, 3 years after graduating college. We had a lot of great times together the next few years, including backpacking around the world for 6 months. We visited 10 countries, met some amazing people and had life-changing experiences. When we came back, it was time to settle in and start

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What I Learned About Real Estate Investing After Buying My First Rental

I always thought real estate was a good investment, but I never really knew why. I just thought people who had a ton of money owned lots of real estate, and somehow that worked out well for them. Living in an expensive area like Southern California, my wife and I struggled saving enough for our

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What’s Your Retirement Plan?

Can we talk about retirement for a minute? It’s super important for business owners because we don’t have a pension, or a company sponsored 401k. I’ve talked to too many self-employed people who are in their 30s and have not started saving for retirement yet. This is a huge mistake. If you are self-employed, no

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7 Figures

Earlier this month my sales counter app for AppPresser ticked over to 7 figures. This is pretty exciting for me, it’s a major milestone for my career in selling products. It took us about 3 years to get to 1 million (not counting other revenue), and and it feels really good to reach this milestone.

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