Our Real Estate Investing Journey, Shady Agents, Contracts, and Termites!

Ya know, some day I will have a ridiculous real estate journey to share (today is not that day).

People will flock for internet miles to read about my success and wish they had some success to call their own. They’ll wonder, “how did he do it?” and think, “must be nice to have legit passive income.” And if they were on any other website, they might even click off feeling lost and overwhelmed by a desire for success but no idea what getting started looks like.

But not here. I’m going to share everything from the beginning. My failures, my mistakes, my false starts. I have a goal to buy a piece of real estate by the end of the year, but maybe I won’t hit that goal.

You’ll read about it here.

Then, some day when I’ve obliterated my goals and my family is living the (even more) incredibly blessed life they deserve, people will have a place to read about HOW they can do it, too.

This week, I thought I would give you guys an update on our real estate investing journey so far.

In case you didn’t know, I announced a few weeks ago that I am quitting my job in about 15 months (January 2019). I’m a bit of a planner, and I make a six-figure salary as the sole income for our family. I wouldn’t describe myself as someone with a dead-end job; it’s quite the opposite. So, while 15 months sounds like a lot of time, it’s not! The clock is ticking, and we have income to replace.

If you’re inspired, drop your email in the form below and follow me on this journey as I try to level up in time for life outside of the 9-5. Can’t wait to meet you and share what I learn with you!

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September 2017 Flexible and Passive Income Update: $213.81

At the beginning of 2019, I will quit my job as a cybersecurity operations director.

Want to get caught up? Go check out my first post of this series.

I’m not financially independent, and I won’t be retiring early, at least not for a while, even with a healthy net worth. Call me spoiled, but I can’t stand the traditional work routine. I’m going to escape it through the use of multiple income streams, some passive, some flexible.

If you’re confused, seriously, I explain everything in my first post.

To be better prepared for leaving traditional work, I’m tracking our progress through this series. Enjoy and make sure you subscribe to get updates on our journey!

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September 2017 Net Worth Update: $477,185 (+$8,891)

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It’s time to review that number that never seems to go quite high enough, but it sure is fun to watch it climb, isn’t it?

I hope you find something useful in my report, whether you are looking for new ways to build your own wealth, or just looking for some inspiration while paying off your debt.

I did the latter many times while I was on my debt payoff journey. For me, it was extremely encouraging to see someone else’s success (with a similar mindset/approach), and to think and dream about how I might have success as well.

And I did. I paid off over $150,000 in debt (including my home), and life has never been the same.

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Zero Day Challenge: Issues, Results, Mods, Pizza!

SO. I took the Zero Day Challenge in August, and now I’m sharing my results with you guys. Yes, everyone likes results. Results party.

If you aren’t familiar with it, this is a monthly challenge where the goal is to rack up as many “zero days” as you can.

A zero day occurs when you go an entire day without spending any money. The less money you spend, well…the more you’ll have leftover to spend next month when you’re not doing the challenge, right?

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How to Become a USAA Member Even If You Aren’t in the Military

USAA is a fantastic financial institution with so many upsides, such as outstanding customer service and an unparalleled online platform.

I highly recommend you check them out for investments, insurance, or banking in general.

Unfortunately, USAA doesn’t do a stellar job of clarifying membership eligibility requirements. So I have taken the time to outline them here and provide my insight as a USAA member.

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