17 Personal Finance Statistics You Need to Know

How do you measure up to the average American?

Extra Income Report: How We Made $24,159 in May

How we made extra income this month through side hustles, real estate, and passive income (plus a surprise update on our flip house!)

Rental Property Accounting 101 – A Simple System for DIY Landlords

If you own rentals and your bookkeeping is a mess, here’s my simple system that takes me less than 15 minutes per month!

How to Create Your Personal Net Worth Statement (And Why You Need It)

What is a personal net worth statement and why do you need one? How to make better financial decisions by tracking net worth.

How to Make an Extra $500 a Month: 7 Ways That Actually Work

Our side hustle is real estate, but if I was starting all over today, these are the options I would consider to make extra money.

Extra Income Report: How We Made $2,000 in April 2019

See how we managed to make a small profit this month even though our rental portfolio LOST money!

Emergency Fund Examples – Is Your Budget Prepared for These 7 Financial Disasters?

From replacing a leaky water heater to an emergency room visit because of a wooden spoon, here are 7 reasons you need an emergency fund.

Debt Free Story – How Ashley Paid Off $45K in 18 Months!

While everyone celebrates the debt payoff success stories, what most don’t tell you is how HARD they worked to get there.

How to Invest in Real Estate With No Money (The Truth)

My experience investing in real estate with no money out of pocket. It CAN be done, but sometimes you have to get creative!

8 Simple Steps To Pay Off Debt on a Teacher’s Salary

The inspiring story of how a school counselor paid off $42K in student loans in less than 3 years!

Our First Rental Property (And How You Can Learn From Our Mistakes)

The story of how we purchased our first rental property, and how it’s performed financially since then compared to the S&P 500.

80+ Personal Budget Categories to Get Your Finances Under Control

Having a hard time coming up with all the personal budget categories you should be tracking? Use this list as a starting point.

Our Simple Rental Application – How We Eliminate Tenant Drama

This is the rental application form we have perfected over the years and it’s what we use to screen tenants. Free PDF download!

Extra Income Report: How We Made $15,258 in March 2019

See how we make money through side hustles and passive income. This is our best month yet! My wife gets the credit for this one 🙂

How to Calculate Your FERS Pension (Or Why I Wish I Was a Government Employee)

If you don’t know what FERS is, you probably aren’t a federal government employee. Read on to see the benefits you’re missing out on!

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement – Recommended Savings by Age

Did you know the number #1 method people use to estimate how much they need for retirement is GUESSING? We can do better…

How to Invest $1,000 (And Double It!)

There are no get-rich-quick schemes to double your money overnight, but here are 5 ways to get above average returns on your money.

An Accidental Empire: How We Got Started in Real Estate Investing

Real estate has been by far the biggest contributor to our net worth growth the last 5 years. Here’s how it all started.

How Our Budget Compares to Dave Ramsey’s Recommended Percentages

While we allocate a lot more to savings, I was surprised to see how well our own budget aligned with Dave Ramsey’s budget percentages.

Side Hustle Income Report – $5,787 in February

See how we made over $5,000 through real estate, credit card reward, and cash back apps in February (no blogging income!)

The Absolute Best Money Apps (According to These Financial Bloggers)

Financial experts share their favorite apps for saving, investing, and managing their money.

How to Save Money On Groceries (and Still Eat Healthy)

See how our family managed to slash our grocery budget while also adding 2 kids (without turning into crazy couponers).

How to Teach Kids About Money (At Every Age)

Your kids pay attention to how you handle money. What are you teaching them?

The 1% Rule – Easy Math to Evaluate Rental Properties

What is the 1% rule and why does it work? Find out how to use it to buy your first (or 50th) rental property.