Sunday Pep Talk

Are you dreading the workweek that begins tomorrow? Don’t waste another weekend! You need to get yourself financially secure so that you can choose your work and design your own life For me, I’ve chosen to build wealth and independence through rental real estate, but I also have some stocks and index funds. I take … More Sunday Pep Talk

I didn’t win the $700 million Powerball. What’s next?

Now that the eclipse is history and the Powerball jackpot is back down to $40 million, what’s next in your financial plan for establishing financial security so that you can retire on your own terms? Here are a few tips to help you divert more hard-earned money into your investments: Eat at home. Figure out … More I didn’t win the $700 million Powerball. What’s next?

Goals check up

Every few months I pull out my basic spiral notebook where I write down my financial goals to see how I am progressing. The notebook is starting to look a little worn, but that makes me happy: it means I’m using it! My method has been to write one goal at the top of a … More Goals check up

NDQ Tip #29

Tip #29 Take a picture of your pantry shelves or spice rack before heading to the grocery store. NDQ p.s. Check out the new NDQ Guide: 500 Tips the guide that will give you actionable steps to jump start your savings and investing immediately. You may also enjoy: Recap ~ The NDQ Purpose 100th Post New Series: Using the 7 … More NDQ Tip #29

NDQ Tip #126

Tip #126 Many appliances or devices are always “on.” Use an electrical strip so that you can shut off and easily turn on microwaves, coffee makers and printers. NDQ p.s. Check out the new NDQ Guide: 500 Tips the guide that will give you actionable steps to jump start your savings and investing immediately. You may also enjoy: Recap ~ … More NDQ Tip #126

Two Years of NDQ

July 5 marks the second anniversary of NDQ. When the blog began, I was still building my investment fund and searching for the first multi-family income property to purchase. It has been an interesting 24 months with a boost in income, a move, dealing with tenants and getting the business set up and running efficiently. … More Two Years of NDQ

Exercise can save you thousands of dollars

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and reported in today’s USA Today, claims that by exercising regularly a person can save up to $2,500 annually in healthcare expenditures. Maybe we knew that a healthier lifestyle had benefits, but tacking a dollar amount to this certainly helps make the case in favor of devoting time … More Exercise can save you thousands of dollars