Financial Stage 3: Thriving

Are you in Stage 3: Thriving? You are in Financial Stage 3, Thriving, once you have no consumer debt and have saved your Financial Independence Fund. In this stage, you are focusing on building your net worth and being generous. You are still following your financial plan, including a budget. The biggest change is going …

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Financial Stage 2: Stabilizing

Are you in Financial Stage 2: Stabilizing? You are at Financial Stage 2, Stabilizing, once you have calculated your personal net worth, developed your financial plan and budget, and you are working on a positive money mindset.  You will remain in this stage until you have achieved a few more financial milestones.  Financial stability is …

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Self-Directed IRAs

The Self-Directed IRA is often overlooked as an investment vehicle. This is a way for you to own assets that are not stocks or bonds in your retirement account. Most often these are used for rental real estate. You can also use them for many other asset types. However, most people use them for rental …

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Rental Real Estate Series: Part 5 – Execution

You own rental real estate, let's discuss how to execute.  You may be a passive investor or an active manager.  Either way you will need to be continually assessing performance. Each month keep an eye on when rental payments are being made.  The income side of the equation is the most important for rental real …

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You are Financially Independent… Now what?

Very few people talk about this phase of your financial life. There is plenty written on how to pay off debt, making sure you max out retirement accounts, covering kids college and saving up reserves. Therefore, let's talk about it! You have achieved Financial Independence, now what? This is the really fun stage of your …

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