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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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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Reading Recap: The Book on Real Estate Investing With No (and Low) Money Down

**Last week, non-subscribers missed out on my Paycheck Breakdown via my weekly email digest. This week, the email digest will include my complete Spending Breakdown. Sorry, I’m just not ready to post that info on the interwebs.

I finished listening to the audio version of The Book on Real Estate Investing With No (and Low) Money Down on Audible, so I thought I’d give you a quick re-cap of the book in case you were interested in learning the basics of real estate investing and didn’t know which books were solid starting points.

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Reading Recap: Real Estate Investing

I’ve been a busy bee learning about a new “side hustle” called real estate investing. I think calling it a side hustle is a bit of an understatement since it’s an endeavor that requires a decent amount of cash and/or risk, depending on how you approach it.

So in this post I’ll share the latest books I’ve read, the one I’m currently reading, and my impressions (and some nuggets I picked up) on them.

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