Life Update for the Last Two Weeks

Hey everyone, I thought I’d do a quick life update to give you an idea of what’s going on in my world for the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!

Family Trip in Washington D.C.

We went to D.C. last week, and we had a great time. Alison and I like to say that a trip with the kids isn’t “vacation”, it’s a “family trip”.

Taking kids can be very stressful because you have to organize all of your travel, tours, food, other hanging out around the kids’ needs. Things like nap time, meals, and just getting kids ready to go can all take up significant amounts of time. I think we spend like 4-5 hours on all of that stuff daily.

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Calculate Your Net Worth in 30 Minutes

A new reader requested this post topic, so I know this will be useful to someone. That makes it instantly worth the time of writing, documenting processes, and editing, etc. What’s even better, is this post comes with its very own spreadsheet tool that you can use!! Phat lootz.

Do you have any questions you’re curious to have answered? Email me at comment@debtfreegeek.org, and I’ll probably write a post just for you ^_^.

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

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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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