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Start the Weekend Right Link Series – Volume #4, Edition #1

For the first Start the Weekend Right Link Series of 2016 – and nearly one year since the last edition of this series – I decided to post some of the oldest articles that I have saved in my Feedly reader. The articles below are years old,...
by JerseySmarts.com on Mar 11, 2016

How We Reached A Million Before 40

How We Reached A Million Before 40 I always enjoy getting emails from my readers asking questions. Some of you asked about real estate investing, while others have asked about investing strategies. One reader questioned how we were able to grow our N...
by Getting A Rich Life on Mar 27, 2015

Allow Others Keep Poor

Why Do You Allow Others To Keep You Poor My wife’s profession is highly skilled and unionized. In their unit due to having a union pay scale they all know what each other makes. They’re a close group and very open with their finances. The other w...
by Getting A Rich Life on Feb 10, 2015

Pay Your Past To Save Your Future

   In the Asian culture added respect is given to the oldest children.  Men are most revered, especially if they’re the oldest.  My dad’s father started several businesses and was a big land owner in Vietnam.  They were well off, and...
by Getting A Rich Life on Oct 14, 2014

Six Month Mid Year Review

With any measurement it’s always good to have benchmarks along the way.  I check on my net worth once a quarter, with a mid year and annual review.  For 2014 our goals is to achieve a $250,000 net worth increase.  $250,000 is more than our...
by Getting A Rich Life on Jul 29, 2014

Why Do You Allow Others To Keep You Poor

My wife’s profession is highly skilled and unionized.  In their unit due to having a union pay scale they all know what each other makes.  They’re a close group and very open with their finances.  The other week we were out with a few...
by Getting A Rich Life on Mar 5, 2014

Why Do You Allow Others To Keep You Poor

My wife’s profession is highly skilled and unionized.  In their unit due to having a union pay scale they all know what each other makes.  They’re a close group and very open with their finances.  The other week we were out with a few...
by Getting A Rich Life on Mar 5, 2014

Stop Using Your Emergency Fund As A Crutch

The emergency fund, the most misunderstood item in the PF community.  It seems simple, start with $1,000 for emergencies than build to 6-8 month worth of living expenses.  The only problem is too many people use the emergency fund as a crutch for n...
by Getting A Rich Life on Feb 25, 2014

Stop Using Your Emergency Fund As A Crutch

The emergency fund, the most misunderstood item in the PF community.  It seems simple, start with $1,000 for emergencies than build to 6-8 month worth of living expenses.  The only problem is too many people use the emergency fund as a crutch for n...
by Getting A Rich Life on Feb 25, 2014

Six Rules On How To Become A Millionaire

A million dollars is a nice round number on your path to financial independence.  People tend to think in round numbers (think Dow 16,000) becoming a millionaire has a nice ring to it.  J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy has a great club called the m...
by Getting A Rich Life on Feb 6, 2014

Six Rules On How To Become A Millionaire

A million dollars is a nice round number on your path to financial independence.  People tend to think in round numbers (think Dow 16,000) becoming a millionaire has a nice ring to it.  J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy has a great club called the m...
by Getting A Rich Life on Feb 6, 2014

How We Reached A Million Before 40

I always enjoy getting emails from my readers asking questions.  Some of you asked about real estate investing, while others have asked about investing strategies.  One reader questioned how we were able to grow our Net Worth significantly in 2013...
by Getting A Rich Life on Jan 22, 2014

10 Questions With Mr. 1500 And Other Good Reads

This week I am participating in a 10 question forum over at a great blog run by Mr. 1500 called 1500 Days. The blog’s title is 1500 days for the number of days remaining before Mr. 1500 reaches his goal of early retirement with a $1 million dol...
by Getting A Rich Life on Jan 19, 2014

Get Rich With Real Estate: Strategic Ways To Finance Properties

For new readers who want to learn more about real estate you can start here: On Why I’m Bullish On Real Estate The Tax Benefits You Receive How To Value Real Estate In Any Market Traditional mortgage.  Most people will go this route where you...
by Getting A Rich Life on Dec 23, 2013

Get Rich With Real Estate: How To Value Real Estate In Any Market

One of my most popular posts was discussing my real estate holdings in the post How I Became A Millionaire…In Debt.    I’m bullish on real estate for both appreciation and all the tax benefits it provides.  Rents double every twenty ye...
by Getting A Rich Life on Dec 10, 2013

What I Learned From Growing Up In Government Housing

My last several posts have been about the generous welfare system in Hawaii.  I understand the need for a safety net as I grew up in a single mother household.  We lived in one of the nicer government housing complex, let me preface this by saying...
by Getting A Rich Life on Nov 26, 2013

How To Make $140,000 In Real Estate And Legally Save $46,200 In Taxes

In my previous post I shared that we had borrowed $140,000 from rental properties to use as a down payment for our primary home.  This loan will be paid back over a 10 year period covered by the rents.  How long will it take you to earn $140,000, a...
by Getting A Rich Life on Oct 28, 2013

Am I Over Leveraged In Real Estate? A Look At The Numbers

Earlier this week I posted how I became a millionaire in debt through my real estate holdings.  Based on the comments half of you thought I was taking too big of a risk while the other half thought it was a great strategy long term.  Here are some...
by Getting A Rich Life on Oct 18, 2013

How I Become A Millionaire…In Debt

Last week when I posted how I went from a negative net worth to a positive one a big part of the turnaround was a result of buying real estate.  I believe in the housing rebound and explain here why you should ride the wave.  Real estate is the bes...
by Getting A Rich Life on Oct 15, 2013

From A Negative Net Worth To A Positive One

My first job offer out of college was in the Bay Area. With $28,000 in student loan debt I relocated to Sunnyvale California for a sales job. At 22 years old I had money for the first time, shared a place with a roommate and had a paid for company ve...
by Getting A Rich Life on Oct 11, 2013


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