We've been pretty aggressive with our mortgage pay down since we started making extra payments around this time last year. The goal was to have it paid off fully by January of 2019. Things have come up that'll have us reaching our target (hopefully) by January of 2020. In that post linked above, I shared the reasons why we're hell-bent on paying our mortgage off early. Mainly, not having a … [Read more...] about Pay Off Your Mortgage in Five Years? For Reals???
Here's some dry tinder to start a bonfire with: How I invest my money. Maybe, just maybe, you'll come away with a bit more knowledge on the topic of investing. How cool is that? But ultimately, I hope to convey how freaking easy it is to invest, when you keep it simple, and focus on wealth building. A number of very helpful books and blogs* have helped inform and shape my strategy. The test of … [Read more...] about How I Invest (And Secretly Control the Fate of the Universe)
Renting your home on Airbnb? Now this is something I never thought we'd do, much less consider. Granted, the Super Bowl was a bonanza this past February for Twin Cities residents who rented their homes. Some raked in thousands. Still, it wasn't until this past week that I overcame my hang-ups about renting our home to strangers on Airbnb. What's changed? Well, mainly it's been the positive … [Read more...] about A New Experiment: Renting Your Home on Airbnb
This post is for you, if you've ever tried learning a subject in earnest, only to wind up more confused than when you started. That's the case with yours truly and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs.) It could be I just have a terrible attention span, or reading about THIS subject is simply as exciting as watching snow melt in a Minnesota spring. We have three LLCs. One for the Chiropractic … [Read more...] about Do You Need an LLC for That?
Some days you feel like you're stuck in the middle of a Tough Mudder, crawling through mud and muck of your plan to retire early , virtually smelling the next guy's dirty socks, while trying to keep under barbed wire. Retirement is so far out of reach that you feel like giving up, or worse, giving in to a parade of joyless happy hours and weekend shopping sprees. Then you start hitting … [Read more...] about 500 Days to Freedom (My Plan to Retire Early)