9 Realizations After 10-Years Of Marriage To My High School Sweetheart

9 Realizations After 10-Years Of Marriage To My High School Sweetheart

We became adults and learned how to win at life together. Each path we’ve walked, we’ve walked it together. The key to success for our marriage has been our ability to communicate clearly and that we’re simply all-in on our life together. If you’re all in on anything, be all-in on your marriage.

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How Our Family Of 5 Achieved CoastFIRE On Our Way To Financial Independence

How Our Family Of 5 Achieved CoastFIRE On Our Way To Financial Independence

We achieved CoastFIRE by combining our finances, earning an education (without student loan debt), increasing our income, reducing our expenses, and investing at a young age. Coast FIRE is the mathematical tipping point where the money you’ve invested will grow to an amount sufficient for retirement even if you stop all future contributions.

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The Ultimate Guide to Marriage Credit Scores

The Ultimate Guide to Marriage Credit Scores

It’s vitally important to understand how marriage can affect your credit score. It’s often lost in the excitement of the moment and the thrill in combining lives with one another. When you get married, your credit scores (or reports) won't merge with your spouse. Joint accounts you share may appear on both of your credit reports, but your credit history will remain independent.

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Kids Allowance: Spend, Save, Give and Creating Teachable Money Moments

Determining a family allowance Strategy is an exercise in trial and error. Not all strategies will work for all kids. After having three boys, I can say that no kid is truly the same. The goal of an allowance isn’t to simply giving equal pay for equal work, but rather to create teachable moments. By providing a weekly allowance, we are consistently reinforcing positive money messaging with our kids.

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21 Tips for Relocating Your Family Across the Country

Relocating is difficult, but relocating with a family adds complexity. My wife and I moved 3 boys under the age of 8, a cat, and a dog over 2,000 miles (30-hours). This move is the third cross country move we’ve accomplished. First, we moved from Washington to Kansas, then from Kansas back to Washington and now, from Washington to Texas.

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How We Chose REITs vs Physical Real Estate - A Marriage Compromise

How We Chose REITs vs Physical Real Estate - A Marriage Compromise

When your life is joined with another person through marriage you sometimes meet a fork in the road. One person wants to go left and the other, right. An important aspect of marriage is choosing the same path. Choosing to invest in physical real estate or a REIT is one of those critical decisions our marriage has faced.

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Financial Independence Flowchart (Free Download)

Financial Independence Flowchart (Free Download)

I created this financial independence flowchart specifically for you to identify where you’re at, where you’re going and decisions that await you on your journey. There is only a couple of financial independence flowcharts on the internet. I created this FIRE Flowchart with families in mind, using my own family as a template.

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Run your Household like a Business

Run your Household like a Business

If every household ran itself like a business, America would be a different place. The ultimate purpose of a business is to maximize profits for its owners or stakeholders while maintaining corporate social responsibility. Your family is the stakeholders and your business is your trading of time for income to generate security and profits for your family.

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