How I Balance a FT job, Growing Family and a REI Side Hustle

At times I'm questioned how I do all of this…work a highly demanding full time job, have a growing family and obtain a side hustle as a real estate entrepreneur. Being up before the sun and coffee is the short answer but as I dive into this more, there is, indeed MORE. Here are 13 TIPS that work for me (us) and I know they will also work for you.

Why Masterminds Are The Future of Entrepreneurship

Guest Post by Paul Matthews // paulmatthews324 @ gmail.com A trend that recently developed since the advent of Facebook paid social traffic was definitely related to online coaching, ranging from personal finance improvement to dating. With a lot of "self-called Gurus" and "Entrepreneurs" who are just trying to sell general, fake courses, true masterminds and … Continue reading Why Masterminds Are The Future of Entrepreneurship

The W2 Capitalist Mastermind Launch!

EARN. INVEST. REPEAT.  "Houston, we have lift off."  Ok, technically not yet, but you can join now and get a head start on the course materials but we are set to officially lift off with the W2 Capitalist Mastermind on November 1st.  Our mantra is ...EARN. INVEST. REPEAT.  <- You're going to start seeing this … Continue reading The W2 Capitalist Mastermind Launch!

How to Successfully Appeal Property Tax Value

When the leader of the free world, excuse me. When Brandon Turner, the leader of the financial freedom movement known as BiggerPockets, calls you out on your own closed facebook group [ Real Estate Investing for the W2 Employee] to write a blog entry on something I shared...you kind of just have to. A little background: … Continue reading How to Successfully Appeal Property Tax Value

Why are Joe Fairless and I talking about Honey on His Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Podcast?

I was honored to join Joe Fairless on his podcast, The Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice. We get into the details of my 42 unit acquisition and a small 1031 exchange - a total of 46 units I've added to my portfolio in the last 12 months (all while working a full-time, highly demanding … Continue reading Why are Joe Fairless and I talking about Honey on His Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Podcast?

How We 1031 Exchanged Into A Swimming Pool for Our Personal Residence

So, simple definitions before we dive into this blog post. 1031 Exchange: is essentially a code in the IRS rules that allow you to postpone paying taxes on any gains (in our case, from a real estate transaction) if you reinvest those gains into a similar or qualifying like-minded property. There are other rules, like … Continue reading How We 1031 Exchanged Into A Swimming Pool for Our Personal Residence

Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don’t Ya!

What's up gang! I want to introduce you to one of my real estate investing partners, Chief Petty Officer US Navy, Tim Kelly. Tim is in the process of writing his book titled Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don't Ya, and is passionate about educating others on the subject of personal finance. Lately Tim has … Continue reading Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don’t Ya!

25 Financial Freedom Instagramers You Need to Follow

As a follow-up to the overwhelming response received from the 12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About, I want to provide you a list of guys that are focused on real estate investing and have a heavy, plus consistent presence on Instagram. These guys continue to be an inspiration and I appreciate them sharing a bit of … Continue reading 25 Financial Freedom Instagramers You Need to Follow

Real Estate Investing Terms: DTI

First off, what is Debt-to-Income? The Debt-to-Income ratio is one used by lending institutions when underwriting your loan (for almost anything - car loan, mortgage, HELOC, etc). DTI is a calculation they use to  measure the risk on which you'll be able to pay back the loan you're seeking. The lower your DTI, the less … Continue reading Real Estate Investing Terms: DTI

12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About

Thankful and blessed. No other way to describe the most fun I've had to date putting a post together. Very exciting to converse with folks that I admire, have learned from and continue to be inspired by as we stay in pursuit of our financial freedom through real estate investing. A personal thank you to … Continue reading 12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About