Make Money in Real Estate - Property Management Tips from the Reluctant Landlord
- Created on 03 March 2016
Are you a reluctant landlord?
Are you renting out a house - or two - because the market was soft and selling would have been too costly?
Or, maybe you've been thinking about real estate, but shy away because the financial risks and headaches seem too steep.
Our guest on this episode of the Midday Money Show runs a website dedicated to just that issue - ReluctantLandlord.net. Elizabeth Colegrove and her husband manage 8 properties across 3 states and she's doing so profitably.
Tricks of the Trade - How to Get the Best Deals Online
- Created on 01 March 2016
This guest post was written by Lizzie Weakly - a freelance writer from Columbus, OH.
So much of what we buy is on the Internet nowadays. Big retailers like Amazon and small hobbyist sites alike offer huge varieties of items and brands. However, people have become so used to shopping online and buying things based on impulse that they don't search for discounts and better prices the way they would if they were looking for the same item in a physical store. In this post, we'll talk about some of the little-known ways to get good deals for online shopping, which can save you a lot of money if you use them consistently.
Kick Off a New Start for Your Debt Free Goals
- Created on 25 February 2016
While I may have missed the New Year energy, I still think a fresh new Kick Off or Restart to your debt free journey is always timely. Paying off debt can be a less than perfect experience from start to finish. As long as you're ready to begin, today is a perfect time to get started.
We took our sweet time - seven years to pay off $107,000 ain't exactly setting records. However, it's done and we can move on to more interesting challenges in life.
For example, redesigning this website.
How to Say No and Stay Friends - Simplifying Commitments
- Created on 21 January 2016
If I had to describe 2015 in one word it would be packed - as in packed with some awesome highs (our second daughter's arrival!) and lows (family struggling with health problems).
Even without those huge peaks and valleys I have to admit that had more than I could reasonably handle.
The reality for many of us is we have too much to do and not enough time to do them well. We can't control certain aspects of our lives, but we can find ways to get some buffer so we can cope for the rough patches and enjoy the peaks more.
The key? Simplifying our commitments.
How to Survive and Thrive After Failing at Business
- Created on 07 January 2016
Happy New Year #teamdebtfree.
Failing businesses isn't the sunniest topic to resume writing for the New Year. Not at first glance. However, sit tight. You're about to delve intimately into my entrepreneurial experience - 10 years in the making - and emerge better off; without all the bumps and bruises.
2015 was a year of wait and see. While we were actually forced to close our laundromat after almost 10 years in May of 2014 due to a gas leak, we didn't actually resolve our relationship with our debt Master (the bank) until December of 2015; a year and a half of financial limbo later.
Home Sweet Home: What to Expect When Buying Your First House
- Created on 28 December 2015
This helpful guest post was provided by Brooke Chaplan.
Buying your first house is a rite of passage for many adults. The process of financing has changed significantly over the past few years, and even experienced home buyers are not always sure what to expect.
Freelance Follow Up - November Results
- Created on 08 December 2015
After attending a conference in September, I was bitten by the freelance bug.
Freelancing entails offering your skills and/or services to another on an as-needed basis. The beauty inherent in a freelance agreement is the ability to set your price and schedule your time according to your convenience. It's a marvelous way - in theory - to generate additional income.
That income could be used to accelerate a journey out of debt. You might also use it to support the additional holiday expenses. Why not eliminate the need to rely on credit cards or create more debt this season?
Freelancing just might be the silver bullet.
Or is it?