I Spent $11,000 On A Pilot License While I Was Still In Debt (And I’d Do It Again)

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I can hear the anti-debt crusaders charging in my direction already.

How dare you!

Everybody knows that spending money on anything other than the bare essentials of utter foolishness until you’re completely out of debt right? Extreme frugality is the only way to financial independence right?

Easy guys – I’m still with you. Just hear me out.

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$100 Blogging Challenge – November 13th Update

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This is the second post in my $100 challenge series, if you haven’t read the first post yet, it can be found here.

This is going to be WAY harder than I thought it would be.

Here are a few things I’ve learned.

10 hours per week is a metric crap-ton of time to put into a business. There’s a lot going on right now including:

  • 3 kids
  • A marriage
  • Cars that need repairing
  • Netflix shows that I’m halfway through (honestly, sometimes it’s tough to choose writing over Blacklist)
  • A kitchen renovation that still needs finishing touches
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Oh, and a full-time job

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How To Buy A New Car (Without Getting Screwed)

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Most of you reading this have probably at least considered buying a new car. There’s nothing quite like it. That new car smell, the flawless exterior, the warranty that leaves you feeling protected.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of new cars. I have been down that road twice and both times my decision was made too quickly. I ended up regretting the decision and resenting the vehicle. It wasn’t the right choice for me.

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Extreme Side Hustle – My $100 Blogging Challenge

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This blog is a business.

At least, that’s what I want it to be. When I started it I had big ambitions of becoming a world-class personal finance blogger and living off the income that I knew this site would produce.

I had no intention of blogging because I’m a really nice guy (I am a nice guy though, promise!). My goal was to provide incredibly valuable, ass-kicking content that would attract visitors. Eventually, I knew I could somehow earn money via affiliate referrals.

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6 Ways To Live Mortgage Free

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Let’s face it, for most of us, our mortgage (or rent) is likely the most expensive thing that we pay for every month. To live mortgage free is the dream for many of us slowly chipping away at our home loans.

It is possible, and many people are doing it. I decided to research some of the best ways to live mortgage (or rent)-free or at a reduced cost, and compile my findings into one great resource. Some of these suggestions are for places you could live while you rent out your home to cover the mortgage.

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9 Side Hustles That Have Made Me Money

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As the things around us become more and more expensive, many people rely on side hustle income to make ends meet. Real estate has gone up more than 20% in my area in the last few years. In that time, wages rose maybe 1-2%. And don’t get me started on the price of gas…

The thing is, ‘Side Hustle’ has reached buzz word status and there’s a metric crap-ton of information out there right now about how to make extra money. For those just getting started, trying to figure out how to make some legit extra cash can be more confusing than foreign rap music.

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How To Automate Your Finances To Help You Save Money

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For most people, the hardest part of achieving any goal is staying committed to it. Whether you’re trying to pay down debt, save money, lose weight, learn a new skill or something else, you can only succeed if stick with it over the long-term.

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Why I Finally Bought A New (To Me) Car

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Over the last ten years, I have driven pieces of crap almost exclusively. I’ve had a few Geo Metros, a Ford Festiva, a scooter and a 30 year old motorcycle to name a few. Naturally, we’ve always made sure that we have one good vehicle for my wife to drive but couldn’t ever justify buying myself something decent for just a brief commute to work.

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How I Went From Truck Driver To Digital Marketer In Six Months

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I was 21 years old when I first got my commercial license and started driving trucks. Over the next decade I progressed through a few different companies and by the end was making an awesome hourly wage. I had an 11 year career and really did enjoy it for the most part. Most of that decade was spent operating crane trucks and driving a tractor and lowboy moving heavy equipment. The picture at the top of this post is my old truck loaded up in 2016.

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26 Budget Hacks To Keep Your Finances On Track

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Getting your family on a budget can be really hard. Keeping your family on a budget is even harder! Over the years I’ve learned lots of budget hacks to help my family stay on track.

This blog is all about helping parents win with their money by getting out of debt and saving their cash. Below are some of the best budget hacks that I know of. Some of these tips are things that we do in our household and some are things that our friends to to stay on budget.

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