in a world that often ties success to climbing the corporate ladder and retiring at a standard age the fire movement stands out as a revolutionary approach offering a pathway to financial Independence and early retirement if you're intrigued by the idea of Breaking Free from the traditional work to retirement model let's explore the three fundamental questions that will guide you on your journey to fire so if you're wondering what exactly you need to do to retire earlier and how much money you actually need you come to the right place we're also going to talk about something of particular importance at the end and it's how you can be prepared if things don't go as planned in the end we're going to answer all these questions in this video today so stay tuned but before we get to the main topic of the video first of all welcome back and if you're new on our Channel we are the finance nerds and we try to help you to fix your finances and spread our knowledge in saving money budgeting and investing and if you like the video and want to support us hit the like button on this video number one what do you have to do to follow the fire movement the first step on your fire journey is embracing the core principles that Define this movement at its Essence fire is about taking control of your finances living intentionally and making strategic decisions to build a future of Financial Freedom mastering the art of frugality to follow the fire movements you must become best friends with frugality start by scrutinizing your spending habits create a detailed budget outlining your monthly income and expenses identify areas where you can cut back without sacrificing your quality of life and opt for needs over ones cook at home and resist the urge to keep up with extravagant Lifestyles establishing your savings rate goals fire success hinges on your ability to save a significant portion of your income set clear savings rate goals aiming for at least 25 to 50% of your earnings the higher your savings rate the faster you accumulate the funds needed for financial Independence regularly revisit your budget and savings goals to stay on track investing wisely for growth saving alone won't get you to fire you need the power of investing develop a well-balanced Investment Portfolio that aligns with your risk tolerance and financial goals diversify your Investments across stocks bonds and real EST state to maximize growth potential understand the basics of compounding interest and let your money work for you calculating your financial Independence fi number the Cornerstone of the fire movement is your fi number calculate this by determining your annual expenses and multiplying them by 25 this number represents the amount of money you need to have invested to cover your living expenses indefinitely knowing your fi number gives you a tangible goal and a clear end point for your journey and embracing a minimalist lifestyle simplify your life to amplify your journey to financial Independence Embrace a minimalist Lifestyle by decluttering your living space and cutting down on unnecessary expenses the less you need the easier it is to reach your fi goals re-evaluate your possessions and ask yourself does this bring me joy or is it a financial burden number two how much money do I actually need understanding the financial aspect of the fire movement is crucial to setting realistic goals and expectations the answer to this question lies in your lifestyle expenses and the vision you have for your postretirement life creating a detailed budget to determine how much money you need for fire start with a comprehensive budget categorize your expenses into fixed and variable essential and non-essential include everything from housing and utilities to entertainment and dining out the more detailed your budget the more accurate your estimate of postretirement needs will be estimating your annual expenses your fi number is directly linked to your annual expenses calculate how much money you spend in a typical year including all necessities and discretionary spending be honest and realistic about your lifestyle choices remember fire isn't about deprivation it's about optimizing your spending to align with your values multiplying by 25x rule once you have your annual expenses multiply them by 25 this multiplication factor is derived from the 4% rule a principle suggesting that you can safely withdraw 4% of your Investment Portfolio annually without depleting it your fi number is essentially 25 times your annual expenses representing the amount needed to sustain your lifestyle without a traditional job adjusting for inflation inflation is a silent wealth eroder factor in a conservative estimate for inflation when calculating your fi number this ensures that your money maintains its purchasing power throughout your retirement consider historical inflation rates and consult with financial experts to make informed adjustments evaluating health care costs don't overlook Healthcare expenses in your fire calculations research Health Insurance options and account for potential increases in medical costs as you age understanding and planning for healthcare expenses ensures that your fire plan remains robust even in the face of unexpected health chck Alles number three what kind of backup plan can I create if things don't work out as planned while the fire movement provides a road map for Financial Freedom it's crucial to acknowledge that life is unpredictable creating a solid backup plan ensures that you're prepared for unforeseen circumstances building an emergency fund an emergency fund is your financial safety net before aggressively pursuing fire ensure you have a robust emergency fund that covers 3 to 6 months worth of living expenses this fund provides a cushion in case of unexpected job loss medical emergencies or other unforeseen events diversifying income streams relying solely on your Investment Portfolio for income can be risky consider diversifying your income streams by exploring sight hustles freelancing or part-time work these additional streams not only boost your savings rate but also act as a buffer if your Investments face temporary setbacks continuously up updating your plan flexibility is key in the fire Journey regularly review and update your financial plan to accommodate changes in income expenses and market conditions a dynamic plan allows you to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and make informed decisions to safeguard your financial future staying agile in the job market if early retirement doesn't unfold as planned staying agile in the job market is a valuable backup strategy keep your skills relevant maintain professional Networks and be open to opportunities that align with your goals a temporary return to Workforce can provide a financial boost if needed exploring alternative living arrangements consider the role of housing in your fir plan downsizing or exploring alternative living arrangements such as house hacking or co- living can significantly reduce expenses being open to adjusting your living situation adds another layer of flexibility to your backup plan continue learning and adaptation the fire journey is an ongoing process of learning and adaptation stay informed about financial Trends investment strategies and lifestyle adjustments that may enhance your plan the ability to adopt to changing circumstances is a Hallmark of successful fire practitioners embarking on the fire journey is a bold and empowering Choice by adhering to the principles of frugality strategic savings and intentional investing you can unlock the door to financial Independence remember the fire movement isn't a riged set of rules it's a customizable framework that empowers you to shape a future where financial decisions align with your values and aspirations and if you think living below your means is H wait until you know these five Frugal Living ways from one of our most popular 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I challenge many of us face is we don't know how much money we need to retire and when we can reasonably expect to get there I've been a fee only financial advisor for over 20 years and in today's video I'm going to walk you through that process step by step and towards the end I'm going to share with you some key risk that you need to be aware of and at the very end of the video I'm going to share with you a free online calculator that makes the whole process a lot easier okay let's jump in let's go for a walk and talk about this you know the goal is to create a nest egg where you can live off of the money that it generates and have the nest egg be invested in a way that's comfortable and consistent with who you are and overall where the income it generates is something that gives you a lifestyle that that's comfortable for you that you're looking forward to okay so how do we actually do this and what we do is we start at the end and then work our way up right so I just mentioned three items so let's start with the third one a lifestyle that's comfortable and you're excited about right so the money from your portfolio is going to be designed to generate that income so so how do you do that well first we need to know what that lifestyle is right I mean I think all of us you know hey a million dollars a year would be nice but very few of us are in a situation where we can do that so how do you determine how much money is reasonable uh and will give you the lifestyle so let's start with the lifestyle question how do you determine um how much money that you need to maintain your lifestyle there's really two approaches one is to go from the bottom up and kind of list all the things that that you need and the first what you need and then you know higher priority wants and then some aspirational ones and really put them into those three categories so in the need category is going to be lodging and food and if you're below 65 if you're not Medicare eligible is going to be health care right how are we going to pay for that so list out your wants I'm sorry your needs and then list out your wants and add that up and then you know what are some of the aspirational wants you know uh traveling around the world and you know what is that cost and you know there's we're adaptable we're human so you know our budget may not allow us to to travel around the world every year or even every three years but you know what we can still have a really fun retirement so the first thing is figure out what the cash flows are so figure out what that's going to be now the next question this is really really important this is step two remember we're kind of going backwards through that list that I I shared at the beginning of the video the second one that I said was it's invested in a way that's comfortable for you and consistent with who you are and that's really important because you don't want a portfolio that's going to be too scary for you because if you have a portfolio that's going to be scary for you and you know what I mean by that is you know if you have a 100 stock portfolio for most people I'm not saying for everybody but for most of us that volatility is going to cause us to lose sleep at night I mean if you look at 2008 2009 you know could a correction like that happen again where the market was down over 50 percent 5-0 you know if you have a hundred percent of your retirement in a portfolio like that it's going to be hard to stay the course so usually people as as we get older you know we won't have a hundred percent stocks probably doesn't make sense for you to have a hundred percent bonds you know and and bonds can be stable or they can be fairly risky when I talk about Bonds in in my videos I mean stable bonds that that pay a reasonable rate uh high quality Bond short duration so what is the right mix of that to buffer out the volatility so if the Market's down 50 60 percent hopefully your bonds are you know they might be down a little bit for a short period of time but if you get bonds that are three years in duration two years in duration one year in duration and they're they're from very solid companies that have great credit scores those should be fairly stable now there's no guarantees in life and nothing I'm sharing with you here is financial advice for you I recommend that you work with a fee only financial advisor yourself or hire an accountant to help you go through this but high level generalities you want an Investment Portfolio that's consistent with who you are now at the end of the video I'm going to share a free online calculator and you can see how your asset allocation really has a huge impact on what kind of lifestyle that that you can maintain in retirement so you do want to be thoughtful about it um you don't want to have quote you know no risk in your portfolio you know having it in in CDs at the bank because it's likely not going to beat inflation and you want it you want your Investment Portfolio to at least keep up with inflation and hopefully beat inflation so you can have compounding uh working in your favor okay so that's that's the second point and then the first point that I I talked about is being able to live off of the income that it generates right and so think of think of your Investments as as uh the goose uh and Dave Ramsey uses this analogy I think it's pretty good you know your Investment Portfolio is the goose and then you're living off the golden eggs that it hatches so the more risk in your portfolio the more stock uh exposure likely there's no guarantees but likely uh those golden eggs are going to be a little bit bigger or use another analogy you're going gonna get more of those eggs but if it's too risky you know you might end up killing the goose and and you don't want to do that okay so that's that's how we look at the portfolio and and let me give you an example let's say that uh you want to live off of a hundred thousand dollars a year and let's say between your other sources of income you're you're let's say you have a rental property or Social Security whatever it is you've got half of that hundred thousand a year coming in from those sources so to use our analogy the Golden Goose only needs to provide fifty thousand dollars a year uh for your retirement now um fifty thousand dollars a year you know if you have five hundred thousand dollars saved up or that's what you're going to end up with before you retire you know fifty thousand a year it's probably not realistic you're probably gonna run out of money uh before you run out of life and and none of us want that so um at a million dollars uh can you afford to take fifty thousand dollars a year out maybe you're getting closer right you you there's the rule of four percent uh William bangans uh ruled a four percent that says you know you can take out four percent a year um and and have a high likelihood of not running out of money so that would be forty thousand so you're close you know could you pull out fifty thousand a year maybe I don't know it depends on what the returns are and it particularly depends on what the returns are in the early years but let's say you have 1.5 million dollars you know now you're solidly in the range that you you likely can and pull out fifty thousand dollars a year and not run out of money right so you have bangin's four percent rule the inverse of four percent is twenty five one divided by twenty five is that four percent so the easy math on this is you want fifty thousand dollars a year from your portfolio you multiply that by twenty five you get one point two five million and that gets you in the ballpark having a buffer is probably a good thing so you know 1.5 million I don't know your situation but you're in the ballpark it's it's reasonable okay um but what are the risks um that that you need to be aware of and I mentioned one of them earlier it's called sequence of return risk and it's the risk of you know what are your returns uh in the first couple years of retirement because that's when your balance is likely going to be the highest so you know looking at your sequence of return risk none of us have a crystal ball none of us know let's say I retire this year you know I don't know what my returns are going to be this year the next year the following year and and those are really important returns for me so you have to be adaptable you have to be able to to change as as Life Changes right so there and there's different techniques and you know I want to get back to that asset allocation and the fact that you have to be flexible I think this is one of the big reasons people should consider working with a fee only financial advisor is the asset allocation is going to have a big big impact on what kind of money that you can spend in retirement and I think you want to have a river guide right we all have our own lives that we live and I mentioned I've been a fee only financial advisor for over 20 years I have helped a lot of clients through this discussion and I've had the benefit of of seeing how things play out and you know over time not only do you have the knowledge but you have the wisdom that comes from working with many many families and and I I think most people would benefit from working with somebody that has that wisdom think of it as a river guy you know somebody to go through the Journey with you somebody that caution you for instance one of the questions I often give people is your views on risk are going to change as you retire you know if you're making good money now um and you've saved up a nest egg and the market goes up and down and you haven't reacted first off good for you for for for not blowing out of the market during scary times and in your lifetime in your investing career there's been some scary periods so if you've always stayed the course good for you that's hard to do um but risk is going to feel different for you when you feel retired and that's the kind of thing that somebody that's been through some Market cycles that has helped lots and lots of other people through this discussion and through this journey those are the types of things that uh the only financial advisors can help you with now all of these calculations you know I've gone through really high level but there are some great um online free online calculators to help you with this I I did a survey in my con Community polls asking people which custodian they use it was Fidelity Schwab Vanguard or other by far the the most common Odeon is Vanguard so in all three of the custodians are going to have free online calculators and you know vanguards is is is really really good and it's very approachable for for everybody so if you just do a quick internet search on Vanguard retirement calculator it'll walk you through the key um things that you need to think about and we'll give you an idea of how much that you're going to need in retirement and it also has a place for other sources of income which I like and then another question and this is where you can really see the impact of asset allocation if you Google Vanguard Nest Egg it will bring up a calculator that it has to help you think through how long your money will last based on how much you're spending your asset allocation and how much your beginning balance is I hope you found this video helpful if you did you're going to enjoy this video up here that talks about average income for retirees in America in this video down here that talks about five reasons to retire as soon as you can thanks for watching bye byeRead More
Long-term economic objectives can occasionally appear
so big that they feel nearly unattainable particularly when we're simply getting started
on our roadway to economic freedom. I and numerous others like me in the monetarily
independent, retired early area have actually discovered it helpful to damage down the objective of
becoming monetarily independent into smaller and a lot more convenient levels of financial freedom. Not just since it makes it easier for us
to track our development, which consequently helps us to remain motivated throughout the procedure,
Additionally since it helps us obtain over that initial obstacle of starting to chip away at
this hill of a task. In today's video, I'm going to take you
through what I take into consideration to be the 10 levels of economic independence along with offer
an example on exactly how to go from the very first level to the leading degree in your life time. Hey every person Daniel right here as well as invite to Following
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to cover in future videos.Now obviously these suggestions of the degrees of financial freedom are not exclusively my very own neither are they really new as there are several posts and also article that have covered this subject currently as well as have actually done so for years. So consider this more of a summary of many of the concepts revealed in those short articles and if you intend to find out more regarding the subject do not hesitate to have a look at a few of the articles for on your own. I have actually left some links in the summary. Keeping that off the beaten track, allow's get started. Okay so actual quick the 10 degrees of monetary Freedom are Level 0 Financial reliance, degree 1 Financial solvency, level 2 Financial stability, degree 3 financial debt Liberty, degree four coasting Financial Independence (also in some cases referred to as freedom from company), degree 5 Financial Security, degree 6 Financial adaptability, degree 7 Financial freedom, degree 8 Financial Freedom, and ultimately level 9 Financial abundance. The degrees are normally defined as something like the following: Level 0 – Financial dependence is when your debt settlements as well as other living costs are more than your very own income. This suggests that you are in somehow based on a person or another thing to help you pay for your bills or if you happen to be a child and wear'' t actually have any kind of expenses you require another person, typically your moms and dads, to pay to place food on the table and maintain the lights on and have a roofing over your head.This is the level that all of us start on as well as it is described as degree 0 due to the fact that as a monetary dependent you undoubtedly have no Financial Self-reliance. Level 1 – Financial solvency is when you are present on all your financial obligation settlements and you can fulfill your financial commitments as well as your various other living expenditures without any outside aid. Level 2 – Financial security is generally specified as when you have actually constructed some type of emergency fund along with being financially solvent. Level 3 – Is again financial debt liberty and it'' s specified in different ways depending upon that you ask.For some
, it is being totally debt-free, mortgage as well as whatever. For others, it'' s being just devoid of the high-interest financial obligations like charge card but you still may have a mortgage or other debts like student loans. As well as for a few other, it is repaying all of your financial debts with the exception of the mortgage but your bank card as well as pupil loans or vehicle loans all that things is all settled. Level 4 – Coasting Financial Self-reliance additionally in some cases called liberty from the employer, Barista Financial Freedom, or Company in blog sites as well as various other mediums. I directly like the suggestion of it being cruising Financial Self-reliance to ensure that'' s what I ' m going to be using in this video yet recognize that some individuals refer to it by among those various other titles but the idea is the same. You have actually reached the degree of drifting Financial Freedom when you could, if you wanted to, step down from a task that might be higher-paying May additionally be either much less gratifying or extra demanding or both right into a new work that is lower paying however extra satisfying or less stressful or both.This is because in the very early years of your occupation or simply thought newest years you have taken care of to conserve a really good amount of
Food, Water, Shelter, some type of transportation, clothes and most likely insurance.
If you were to obtain fired today and also you were on level 5 you would be all right you might survive up until you found
an additional work. This is essentially the initial degree that really provides you I think that item of mind even if the way of living ought to you have picked to live it may not be one of the most lavish. Degree 6- Financial versatility is comparable to Financial Safety and security just one step up.It is when you have the capability to live off of your present money circulation from your wide range presuming that you have a
versatile costs strategy that readjusts for up as well as downs in the marketplace. So if the marketplaces up 20% one year you ' re able to spend a little much more but if
the marketplace is down 20 %the next year then you put on ' t invest fairly as much. I have actually seen it defined several means It can differ depending on that you ask, however the one that I personally like the most is that it is about half of your full economic independence objective,
or approximately about 12.5 x. your present annual expenses if you follow the 4% rule to get a suggestion of just how much cash. you require to retire like I've discussed in previous videos. It isn ' t rather Financial Self-reliance. but it ' s close. Level 7 -Is economic Independence as well as it ' s. typically based upon the 4% policy which I have covered in a previous video. You can comply with the 4% guideline when you have conserved.
roughly 25x your yearly expenses.The substantial majority of the time this will certainly be.
adequate cash to permit you to keep your current lifestyle in retirement and also consequently,. you can be taken into consideration monetarily independent. As well as some posts finish it right there but I. assume there are a number of levels that are a little bit more than that that deserve thinking about. also if several of us might make a decision to never try to attain them because going to degree. 7 allows them to do what they desired the whole time. So let ' s speak about those other levels. Level 8- Is Financial Freedom which I ' ve. usually seen specified as the capital from your Investments is higher than financial Freedom. and also a few even more life goals.Life objectives,
naturally, will vary for everyone. This is can be something like taking a journey or 2 abroad or moving to a brand-new. area you ' ve always wanted to live however place ' t had fairly adequate money to live there up till. currently or whatever the situation might be for you like I said it ' s different for everyone. Level 9- Is financial abundance and also this. is quite merely just that the money circulation from your Investments is much more than you'will certainly ever. need.You could invest it if you truly intended to. however it would actually take some effort.
As well as the things from degree 8 doesn ' t actually. 3x your economic flexibility number since this would permit you to experience an awful bear. Those are the 10 degrees of monetary Self-reliance,.
now let ' s go through a theoretical example of how someone can go from
Level 0 to being. financially independent in a solitary lifetime.
John and Jane are just recently wed couple.
each making$ 20 a hr at age 23 or$ 83,200 a year in between them assuming no overtime.They manage this due to the fact that they are not only. excellent hard-working people however got terrific qualities in college and we ' re discerning about the job. that they made a decision to pursue
. Obviously much like every person else they would certainly. have actually started as Financial dependents and as
they were experiencing university they would certainly. have actually been developing trainee financings that they would certainly not
have had the cash to repay (presuming.
obviously that they didn ' t make enough cash while in school to maintain up with the rising.
In all they have credit scores card financial debt, two car. Considering that they obtained their jobs they are no longer economically reliant as well as their earnings. They are presently in level one Financial.
Currently if they ' re complying with the 10 degrees system. As well as various other Financial systems and plans may. In this case, I ' m going to presume that their.
require to conserve $18,000. Both John as well as Jane really feel that their jobs are. quite darn protected as well as the market is doing rather well so it ' s not likely a minimum of in. the near-term that they would certainly obtain laid off due to the fact that the business needs to downsize so they. choose together that they are comfy with having simply a 3-month reserve. of $9,000.
With $83,200 a year in revenue,$ 48,000.
a year and expenses, plus minimum month-to-month payments of$ 100 on the credit scores card which.
They desire to see if there ' s a method that. And also as it transforms out thankfully there are lots of.
After having a look at the choices they determine. that they ' re mosting likely to work as much overtime as they perhaps can( for Simpleness. I ' m going to think that they manage to work with average 5 hrs each week of overtime which.
will increase their regular monthly revenue by about $1,300 a month, indicating that instead of $1,660.
a month they will have$ 2,960 a month left over )as well as they ' re'going to market both of their. vehicles as well as purchase some nice previously owned vehicles with cash money to help knock down some of that first debt.After producing a number of advertisements online they.
taken care of to'locate customers for each and every of their automobiles that wants to provide them $15,000. They take that$ 30,000'as well as use$ 5,000 of. it to repay the charge card balance and another $10,000 to purchase a number of used automobiles.
from someone that they know takes great care of their Cars whether that be a family members.
The remaining$ 15,000 is tossed at their vehicle. This implies that the credit score card funding is fully. Over at the end of the third month to throw out their vehicle loan.Over the program of those initial 3 months,.
they took care of to bring the auto loan equilibriums to $18,423 many thanks in big component to the.
$ 15,000 that they threw at it in the initial month after marketing the vehicles and likewise making.
the minimal settlements in the first 3 months.
They ' re able to toss that$ 3,060 a month in addition to the$ 550 a month minimum. A mere nine months into their Journey John. As well as many thanks to the reality that they ' ve been making.
they finished with the auto loan throwing the $3,600+ which is what they now have actually left over at the.
end of on a monthly basis because they no much longer had a$ 550 cars and truck settlement to make and also they took care of. to get their trainee fundings settled completely in 13 months. So John as well as Jane have actually taken care of to end up being financial obligation. cost-free as well as'have a totally
funded emergency fund in 22 months. They have now reached level 3 and also because.
of that they currently have more than$ 4,200 a month left over to begin investing.
This brings us to level 4 coasting Financial. Independence. Allow ' s presume that John and Jane wish to retire. by the age of 65. That means that whatever they place in now needs.
to be adequate to expand to a factor where it can support their way of living in retirement by the.
time they ' re 65. If we think a price of return on an average. out there of about 10 %before rising cost of living and a rising cost of living price of about 3% annually. generally then we can get a rough price quote of how much John as well as Jane need to put away. in order to accomplish a state of coasting Financial Independence. In this instance, since they ' re 24 concerning to be. 25 they will have someplace in the area of 39 or 40 years to allow the cash expand in the past. needing to take any of it out.
If their expenses were $48,000 a year at age. 23 after that 42 years later on if we assume a 3 %rate of rising cost of living they would certainly
require a little little bit over.$ 166,000 every year to survive
. Again thinking we comply with the 4% rule to number. out how much they need as soon as they totally retire to be monetarily independent that implies that. they would certainly have to have at the very least$ 4.15 million invested in the market by the time they turn. 65. In their instance, they'would require around $110,000. saved up provide or take in order to achieve drifting Financial Independence and also because.
Like I stated cruising Financial Independence. They wanted to be completely Economic Independent. They keep functioning and spending for currently.
The next degree is level 5 Financial Safety and security.
which is attained when your capital from your Investments is more than your yearly.
survival expenditures which remember is$ 3,000 a month or$ 36,000 a year
in John and also James. instance.
Due to the fact that they are debt-free, are making excellent.
money at their tasks, and being willful with their financial resources they Achieve Financial.
Safety in a little over 4 years with over $367,000 in their profile. It is been a simple 87 months or 7 years and. 3 months given that they started their monetary Journey. John and Jane are 30 years old and also they are.
In concept, they can retire currently, it wouldn ' t. be the most glamorous retired life and also it wasn ' t their goal yet it is an option they have.They don ' t have to fret concerning losing their. This is really the very first level where
you start. Following is monetary adaptability which as I stated
of this video clip, I ' m assuming that it is roughly 12.5 x your existing yearly expenditures'which for. John and also Jane would be approximately $600,000 or around$ 855,000 if you represent inflation.
This implies that they would certainly Achieve Financial.
flexibility 9 years and 8 months right into their Trip not making up inflation or about. 11 years and 9 months if we do make up inflation.John as well as Jane continue investing via all. the highs and lows of the marketplaces till they get to Economic Independence precisely 14 years. right into their monetary Journey presuming we wear ' t represent rising cost of living or 18 years and also 3 months. if we do. So you could be asking yourself why did I split. up the accounting for rising cost of living time'frameworks as well as the not making up rising cost of living time. structures should we constantly be accounting for inflation? Well practically yes but the reason I split. them up is since in my experience taking this journey myself in addition to seeing others. take it, this trip modifications how you check out a great deal of points and usually those. adjustments cause you valuing points such as flexibility of mobility and also place and also freedom. of time to be able to invest with the people you like more as well as valuing a lot more worldly points. that cost perhaps
a lot of cash less and also less.That ' s not to say that everyone becomes minimalist.
They discover better usages for their money and also. Which suggests that even though
inflation is.And also, prior to I go, I do wish to discuss that
based upon what I'' ve seen on different posts and also forums some people really like to have
a lot more objectives to chase after as they experience this trip than what I'' ve outlined today
in this video clip so if that'' s something that would help you do not hesitate to damage down these
degrees even additionally after that I have today this is clearly simply the list that I utilized as well as
what functioned for me, yet you could take it also further.For example,
Financial debt Flexibility could be broken
down into three different stages: One where you are devoid of all high-interest financial obligation,
a 2nd where you are devoid of all debts with the exception of your home (if you have one), and
a 3rd where you are entirely debt-free. You could deal with the coasting Financial Freedom
level in a comparable way simplifying right into 2 stages: One where are you have actually spent
enough to survive in retirement as well as a 2nd where you have spent enough in order to
maintain your existing way of living, readjusting for inflation certainly, in retirement. And also the monetary self-reliance degree can
Be damaged down right into three stages: Phase one would certainly be where you are at a survivable
level of financial Freedom, stage 2 would be where you have attained leanfire status,
and phase 3 would certainly be where you have accomplished full Monetary Freedom on your present
way of life presuming that it is above the leanfire level.So what do
you people assume of this 10 levels
system of tracking our progress to economic Independence? Do any of you use a comparable system to track
your development? If so, what is it as well as what degree, action, or
stage are you men presently on? Let me understand in the comments area below. But that'' ll do it for me today once more
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Hey guys retired at 40 I'm going on a little road trip today just me and Murph and last week I reached a milestone on my channel and I hit a million views total and 10,000 subscribers in the same week since I've been getting requests for quite a long time about how I retired at 40 and I'm on a long road trip right now I figured what better time to share the story so without further ado here's the retired at 40 story so before I get started I want to say that this is not in any way a brag story in fact I'm definitely not a showy type guy I enjoy very simple things in life and money to me is more of just a vehicle to be able to retire young and have my family live a comfortable and an easy life and to be able to enjoy lots of life experiences and be comfortable in life before I'm old and gray so really the retirement journey began in about 2002 graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in marketing and business and by that point I have met my wife Kelly she had already graduated from school and she was kind of waiting for me and we wanted to move west out of the Midwest to move west see some new territory and get closer to the outdoors so I grabbed my degree ran out the door packed up my 1987 Ranger fully equipped with eight foot hay racks full of all of my personal belongings and we drove to Littleton Colorado and at this point in my life I had $200 in my pocket and Kelly had about the same so being completely naive and basically completely broke but with a degree I was on the search for the best suit and tie job that I could possibly find so I bounced around for a couple months just working some kind of halfway jobs and I quickly realized that I did not want to wear a suit and tie and I wanted nothing to do with the man and working a nine-to-five job well Kelly had found a job in a real estate office working the front desk and she had become friends with a couple of the big-time Realtors there one of which you caught wind that I had some handyman type skills but he made me a deal that if he paid cash for a house and I fixed it up that he would split the profit with us 50/50 and at this point in my life all I saw was dollar signs if I was completely blown away that there was someone that could pay cash for a house this is coming from a guy who had less than $200 in his pocket at this point it was pretty much scraping by I tried to hold back my excitement to him but naturally I said yes please let's do that I was working the graveyard shift at Target stocking shelves I'd worked for 10 hours I would go home grab a little bit of breakfast and I'd head over to the property and work on it for another five or six hours I try and catch a few hours of sleep and then I would rinse and repeat it was at this point in my life that I learned a few different things one you really have to dig deep to reach your goals in life because I was not getting paid by the hour and at this point I didn't know how much money I was gonna make I didn't know if I would make $500 when this was all done or if I was going to make $5,000 when this is all done so I learned that a lot of things that can benefit you financially you have to put in the work upfront without knowing what your final outcome is going to be after about three months which seemed like an eternity of working seven days a week for sometimes 15 sometimes 20 hours a day on this house the house was ready to go on the market and it was all finished it looked great and then before you knew it it's sold and then the house closed and at this point I still didn't know what we were gonna make off it but for me it didn't matter the hard part was done I didn't have any of my own money into it I just had my time basically so the guy we were doing the investment with hands me an envelope and I opened it up and at $8,000 being twenty-two years old and having $8,000 I might as well have hit the lottery and that brings me to my second valuable lesson that I learned and that is being responsible with money so when you have $8,000 and you're 22 years old a lot of people would go buy a new car they'd go buy some flashy things some pretty things but to me I had realized that if I can make $8,000 once I can make $8,000 again and again and again and again so I can either go p*&% the $8,000 away that I had worked my a#* off for or I can take that $8,000 and do exactly what he did but do it myself and potentially make twice or three times as much money so my wife being in a real estate office we became acquainted with quite a few smart people financially smart people we learned a lot about real estate very quickly because we were willing to learn which is my next valuable life lesson is that you never stop learning so we took our $8,000 we put a small down payment on a condo in Littleton because we realized that giving someone else our money was you might as well be throwing it away we wanted to be working towards something and it own something on our own so we took our other four or five thousand dollars and we started our search for a real estate investment that we could do all of our all on her own and get a hundred percent of the profits so after some searching we did find a place we found a small town home it was not in as nice of area as we were living it was smaller it needed lots of work but that takes us to our next light life lesson that we learned and that is to sacrifice for a greater payoff in the future so we had only lived in our condo for a very short time but we realized that if we moved into the real estate investment that we could rent out the place that we are living at and move into the place that we were fixing up that we'd have to be paying a mortgage on anyway we had our first real estate investment and we had our first rental so being 22 years old and owning two properties and carrying two mortgages and at this point I'm still working at Target was a pretty scary proposition in life but all I could see was that $8,000 check they had started to change our lives I also want to point out and kind of give a shout-out to my parents and to my wife's parents because neither one of our parents ever handed us anything in life they always made us work for what we achieved in fact when we move we tried to convince my parents to co-sign on our mortgage for the condo that we bought and they said no way at the time I was very very mad at them and I thought I would never forgive them in hindsight it was one of the best things they've ever done for me because it just made me have that fire in my belly and really just want to work to get what I wanted so back to having two mortgages that was a completely scary thing in my life I was making something like 10 dollars an hour at Target I think Kelly was making $13 an hour at the real estate office she was working at we could barely afford the condo we had but now he had two.
God bless the banks lending money to anyone at that point on the very plus side of that we learned that someone else can pay our mortgage and we're basically getting that money for free and then later we figured out that there are many many many tax benefits and huge benefits of owning a rental property so we quickly learned that trying to pay for materials and the things needed to fix up an investment property on just barely over minimum wage is not easy to do the thing that happened next couldn't have come at a more perfect time so all of a sudden I had money to spend to fix up this house and it would just get me to that next big paycheck that much quicker so that's what we did we fixed up the house we doubled our money we rolled it into the next one so we kept bouncing from house to house quite a few times and that sacrifice of from going from a nice house to live in to going to a crappy house to live in to fix up to making it nice again to going to another crappy house to fix up it became pretty stressful but we always had our eyes on the prize “are you still with me Murph?” after doing this two or three times I remember getting a check for the last one and the check was forty one thousand dollars so at that point it didn't make sense to work at Target anymore so I just started doing it full-time but we never took the big proceeds from the real estate and put it into our actual living we always rolled it into the next property and that kind of gave us the baseline of even how we live today we always live well below our means we take the money that we make and we put it into things that will make us an income not into something that will lose us money but you do have to treat yourself every once in a while otherwise there's no reason to make the money in the first place Kelly saw many of the high producing Realtors making large amounts of money so she decided to get a real estate license and she created her own real estate business so now we really felt like we had the world by the balls because we were getting paid a commission to buy the property and then we were saving half of the Commission when we sold the property and I was fixing him up so we just get rolling our profits in rolling our profits in rolling our profits in until family we were able to buy a house and now that we could get a house we were playing with the big boys the profits were much larger but so was the risk and we really didn't want to lose all the way it worked for for the last couple of years so we did a few houses and we made some great money but instead of selling them and pulling out our profits we kept them as rentals and it was at this point that we really started building up our rental inventory at this point it was about 2006 or 2007 and real estate was starting to slow down a little bit but we have purchased a large house I'm a courage that was really a big risk for us it was a large house to fix up it was our biggest project for sure it took us the most money to fix it up and we had the most money into it so we lived in this house for about 8 months while we were fixing it up and we kind of decided after doing about 12 properties that the moving all the time was starting to get kind of old and we were kind of getting older ourselves and we decided that we wanted to have kids and kind of settle down a little bit Murph are you with me? sometimes I feel like I'm just talking to myself so after the eight months was up we finished the house we sold it and shortly after the real estate market completely crashed the bubble had burst and Colorado was one of the hardest hit States we got out of the house just in the nick of time and not only did the real-estate market bubble burst we found out that we couldn't have kids and it seemed like a real low point in our lives but around 2007 when all this happened we realized our next lesson with every negative there is a big positive that can be gained from it and you can just use it as fuel for your fire so the recession was tough we thought our great life had come to an end we thought we were gonna have to get regular jobs you know people were losing their jobs left and right people were losing their houses Colorado was hit very very hard one of the worst states during the recession and we learned that what goes up must come down and in this case it came down hard in many cases not just real estate when things are bad that's the time to invest and if you're smart with your money and you've been saving while everyone else spending that's the time to benefit though from about 2008 to 2012 we were buying rentals so we were able to adapt I started doing contracting because that's pretty much what I was doing before but now I had to be doing work for someone else and Kelly's always been a mover and a shaker and even a bad real estate market she was able to keep her business moving we were buying things for pennies on a dollar and even though we were not making great money and in some cases losing a little bit of money on rentals we were able to stick it out and after lots of lots of years of lots of lots of heartache and lots of lots of doctors we were able to have two boys so about 2014/2015 real estate started creeping back up again prices kept going through the roof and just when he thought it was the peak they just kept going up stuff was flying off the shelves you could list a house and it would have multiple offers within 24 hours so we had about age 35 we were completely debt-free we had several rentals that we were cash flowing we didn't owe any money on the rentals so all that money was just rolling into a bank account when you have no bills and you have an income coming in your net worth starts to grow very quickly so we rode out the storm Kelly's business was doing great my contracting business was doing great we have liquidated a lot of our real estate in Colorado we had capital to play with we had two beautiful young boys and then I fell to my knees crying like a little baby I had herniated a disc in my back and I was on a walker for about a month contracting for me was out of the question I didn't even want to think about picking something up so I took some time off and I raised our kids which at first I thought would just be for a few months and then a year passed and then another year passed and I decided that I kind of liked it we had rental income coming in Kelley's business was doing better than it had ever been in fact she had started her own she had several people working for her and just as a little side income I got to do what I love to do which is antiques I was just buying and selling antiques so we were trying to be very strategic at this point because we owned a fair amount of property in Colorado but we knew that our ultimate goal was to retire at 40 and at the rate things were going up we didn't want to sell too early because we didn't want to miss out on that upside but we didn't want to sell too late because we didn't want to risk the chance of taking a step back so as some regret we sold the majority of our properties in around 2017 but this was a game-changer because we were able to make cash for every rental that we purchased so we loaded up on rentals in Iowa we actually purchased our property that we're going to move into which is actually where I'm headed now and that kind of brings us up to speed to current date I take care of our 10 rentals which keep which keeps me pretty busy just in itself i buy and sell antiques i get to see my kids all the time we have a good rental income coming in now we do youtube oh yeah we also do a couple fix and flips every year Kelly has her real estate team with about 10 employees and in June of 2020 we're going to retire at 40 so all in all life is great I have a wonderful family I have enough assets and passive income to live a comfortable life
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Hey, what's up? John Sonmez here from simpleprogrammer.com. Tired of pushy recruiters sending you LinkedIn requests for jobs you have no interest in? Tired of blasting out resumes into the dark? If so, you should check out Hired.com. Hired.com flips job searching on its head by having top employers like Facebook come to you after you fill out one simple application. You also get your own job coach to help you on your next job search. If you haven't checked it out, I highly recommend you at least fill out the application. Just go to Hired.com/simpleprogrammer. When you get hired with Hired, you'll get double the normal sign-on bonus for using that link. Today we're going to be talking about real estate.
Yes. I have done some videos on real estate. Some of you are like, “What the heck? Why is this guy talking about real estate?” Well, I've done fairly well in the real estate realm. If you're interested, you can always check out my playlist on real estate investment and investment in general. I'm not going to go into all the details here, but occasionally I like to answer a few real estate questions on this channel. I got one here from Jonathan and he says, “I'm 21 and set a goal that I want to retire by 40 to 45.” Cool. “With 20K of passive rental property income.” Man, that's awesome. I like that. I love that goal. That's a good goal. “Currently saving money to buy my first property and hopefully, when I get a web development job I can speed up the process. My question is how do I plan for this goal?” This is good.
So, 21, Jonathan is 21 and he's thinking this way and he's got this plan by 40 to 45 to make 20K of passive income from rental properties. I love this. This is great. “Thanks for everything you do and have a beautiful day.” I am having a beautiful day. Thank you, Jonathan. “P.S. I was thinking of buying a duplex and live in one and I rent out the other one so basically the tenant pays my mortgage.” So, okay, there's a lot of ways to approach this. I think Jonathan has got his head screwed on right. Well, I'll start with the last, the P.S. of renting out a duplex and living in one side. I think that's a great idea. This is a fantastic thing. More people should do this. A lot of you young people out there that are thinking about renting or buying a house, consider buying a duplex and renting out one side and if you find the right deal which—it's out there, you could actually have the renters pay your rent.
You see what I'm saying? You could actually live for totally free by having a duplex and renting out one side. I'm not going to say it's going to be super easy. I'm not going to say that those deals are everywhere. It depends on where you're at. You're not going to find that deal in California or New York, San Francisco, not going to happen, but if you're in the Midwest you might be able to find that deal. I've seen it before. I think that's a great idea, but let's talk about the plan. 21, you want to retire by 40 to 45. You want to get 20K of passive real estate income. It's not going to be easy, but it's certainly doable. What you need to do is you need to calculate backwards where you need to be and have a real solid plan for this.
I can give you a general outline, but I haven't run the numbers so I can't tell you exactly. There are going to be some factors in here, but you actually need to take a spreadsheet and actually need to calculate this and figure this out. It's going to be fairly complex, but you don't have to be super detailed. You can kind of ballpark this, but you do need a spreadsheet. You can get some rough answers here, but calculate this out, 20K of passive income from real estate. Let's say 45. What does your gross need to be? You're going to have expenses, you're going to have rents, I mean you're going to have property management, you're going to have a bunch of things here. That can give you an idea of what kind of wrench you need to be pulling in. It's not going to be a 20K wrench, you're not just getting 20K. It might be like 30 or 40K a month of rents. In order to get 40K a month of rent how many properties do you need and how much will those properties cost? How can you divide that over time and put inflation into the equation a little bit here over that period of time? Work backwards and make a spreadsheet and run some scenarios.
This is going to take time and some planning. Like I said, you can rough ballpark it. If I were just going to give you what I think would probably work for you, it also depends on how big your budget is. How much money are you investing every year? How much money do you have to invest every year. If you can put 10K down onto a rental property every year that's different than, “Hey, I've got 50K to invest in real estate every year.” That's different. Or 100K. Those are all different scenarios. What you're planning based on your current scenario might—there may not be—there might be this gap and you might be like, “Well, how do I get there?” It might not be apparent.
You might have to do some other things. You might need to make more money in your job or start a side business in order to fuel that. I had to do that to reach some of my real estate goals. Think about that and calculate that out. I'll give you kind of a rough timeline, a rough plan that I would have if I were you which would be something like—and this was the plan I initially developed when I was doing this which would be to buy one property every year, regardless. The nice thing I like about this plan is that it's scalable.
The size of the property depends—is dependent upon how much money that you have in that year. When I first started in real estate investment when I was close to your age, I think I bought my first house at 19, but I really started doing investments around 21 and started this plan of buying one house per year. I think the first house that I bought I was able to put $10,000 down. It was like a $100,000 house or $120,000 house. The next year it was probably about the same and then probably like the third or fourth year I had more money. I was able to put $20,000 or $30,000 down. I got to the point where I was buying properties and I was putting about $20, $30, $40,000 down every year on a property when I buy it. Some of that was because of the real estate that I was already making me money. Some of it was because I was making more money in my job and I had businesses and side things going on which helped me to do that. That's the kind of plan that I would—it's not going to happen magically. I think that's the key thing. You actually have to have a solid plan for this and you can run these numbers and calculate this out.
There's actually a really good book that I recommend called The Millionaire Real Estate Investor. I think that's by Garry Keller, the founder of Keller Williams if I recall correctly. I don't recommend very many real estate books, simply because a lot of them are crap. The reason why I'm really going to recommend that book to you is because it has these charts that show you—it gives you a realistic expectation over 20 years what the value of a property is likely to be, how much money you're likely to make from it, cashflow and all that. Again, it's as complex equation. You're not going to be able to nail this down perfectly, but at least if you run the numbers and you do the best job that you can, you can have a ballpark idea and you can always adjust the plan. You've got to have—you've got to know where you are and where you need to go in order to reach these goals. I'll also recommend for you—I have a course that I created called Simple Real Estate Investing for Software Developers.
You can check that out here. If you buy that course, obviously it has a money back guarantee on it, but that's going to help you to give you the basics of everything I know about investing. Just to give you a background, I have about 26 rental properties. They are all paid off. I started investing when I was 19. I kind of know what I'm talking about here. I don't give a lot of bull shit advice about this. I give you exactly—practical advice on how to get started and how to do this.
The reason why I created the course, even though it might not seem like it goes along with a lot of my other content, it was just simply because I was tired of so many people giving BS real estate advice and doing all these kind of scamming, no money down, speculative moves that just doesn't make sense. You need some kind of practical advice so that's what I put together there. Go check that out. This is good. I think you've got a good plan here. You just need to develop the plan further and it's going to be very dependent on your individual factors and—I think you have information though to say, “Okay, can you do this in 45—by the time you're 45?” absolutely! I believe that you can. It's not going to be easy, it's going to be hard to do. 20K is a pretty big number but it's certainly possible, but you're going to have to start moving now, which it seems like you're going to do, and you have to have a plan and it's going to take a lot of work and a lot of effort and you got to find good deals in order to be able to do this in that time frame.
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I'm going to do a video on 5 simple things you can do to help your financial situation and I realized that I need to do a follow-up to the retired at 40 story video because there's a huge need for financial education in this country and really everywhere it pertains to every single person doesn't matter what your financial status is you can always use help and there's always little tip tips and tricks that and things that you can do to better your status it always amazes me how scared people are to talk about their finances to put something on paper to basically take a look at where their money is going what's getting saved and how everything is getting spent and I've met people time and time again that are highly educated very smart people but they know nothing about finances and they are terrible with money management so before we get into the 5 tips I want to strongly urge you to make a financial statement for yourself figure out where your money is going currently and figure out how much you're saving and basically figure out where you can trim the fat for so many people a financial statement or just finances in general is like a bad word they're just terrified of it but the only way that you're gonna be able to improve your finances is to face the music alright so now that you've had a chance to go through your financial statement you definitely know where your money is going but how can we save more and what you really need to aim for is about 6 months of reserves especially if you're getting ready to invest money into something or if you're doing some kind of career change or some life-changing thing and all of these five tips will more than likely be a line-item on your financial statement so let's go to financial tip number one hey I'm going to have to call you back I'm shooting a video right now so this first thing is something that we've all become very very accustomed to in the last 10 to 15 years and that is a cell phone and people tend to spend absurd amounts on their cell phones whether it's the bill or the cell phone itself mainly the cell phone itself so that's my first financial tip is shop on eBay or Amazon for a cell phone that's refurbished or used or one this may be just a couple years old I actually just purchased a cell phone on ebay because I'm having trouble with my current one and I got on to my cell phone providers website and the most expensive phone that's like mine now is $1,200 that's insane to me so I got on eBay I found one that's similar to the one I have right now it's new but it's a couple years old and I got it for less than $200 another thing that you can do is ask for some kind of loyalty benefit from your cell phone provider cell phone providers are constantly trying to earn your business and if you've been with them for a long time and you can convince them to keep you around by offering you some kind of benefit they'll jump on the chance just by going into my provider recently I have a cell phone bill that was about a hundred and ten dollars a month I told them that I've been with them for close to 15 years they knocked it down to sixty-seven dollars and I have unlimited everything now tip number two is what I call going to youtube University or getting a YouTube education we live in the most amazing time ever right now there is information everywhere and it's so easily accessible don't ever stop educating yourself it's so easy to find out how to do things these days you're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't take advantage of that so how does that pertain to saving money well you can save money by doing tons and tons of things yourself instead of paying someone else to do it just look at the platform that you're watching right now for instance you're watching a video on how to do something so that how-to can be anything from changing brake pads on your car to changing the oil on your car to fixing a leaky faucet or the toilet flapper not working on your toilet all the way to how to the meal which brings me to my next point number three so food is a necessity in life but is it a necessity to go out to eat or go to Starbucks once or twice or every day the amount of money that people spend on food and going out to eat fast food Starbucks McDonald's it really adds up quick and I don't think that people realize how much money they're actually spending on it because it's just five or six or seven dollars here and there but if you add that up over the course of a month or a year or five years or ten years I think the result would be pretty staggering cook your meals at home pack your lunch for work make that fancy coffee at home it's not that tough to do there's so many great ideas and resources on YouTube and Pinterest and vlogs and blogs this channel included if you need a place to start scroll through my channel I have lots of cooking videos if you want to take that a step farther you can start growing your own food and if you don't have a big green house like this you can grow a lot of food just in five gallon buckets even on a little deck if you don't know where to get started see tip two number four is something that really hits home for me because me and my wife are both self-employed and we have been for 15 plus years so number four is insurance and although I don't like insurance companies because I think they're a giant scam it's a necessary evil and you can also use that to your advantage you can put them against each other insurance companies much like cell phone companies are begging for your business and they're constantly trying to outdo each other with with certain benefits or promotions so make them put their money where their mouth is and put them up against each other constantly and not just insurance companies you can do this with all kinds of different companies you should always be price checking these companies the ball is in your court make them earn your business all right I'd saved the best for last tip number five is taking advantage of bank account and credit card bonuses and this tip is begging for a separate video all on its own because I could go on about this for a long time but if you're not taking advantage of credit card bonuses for sign ups or credit card cash back or travel miles or if you sign up for a bank account a lot of them will give you a large sum just for putting your money with them now I want to be clear I'm not promoting just going out and spending a bunch of money on a credit card but more putting the things that you already spend money on into the credit card it's money that you're spending anyways put your mortgage on a credit card if you can insurance is a good one it's not super expensive but at least we'll get you a couple hundred bucks on your credit card unless of course it's health insurance and then you're talking in my case thousand to twelve hundred dollars a month here's another good one groceries it's something that you always have to have and depending on how much you go to the grocery store it could add up to three or four hundred bucks a month sometimes six hundred maybe even more no-brainer here put your gas on a credit card you can always put your utilities on your credit card too if your utility company will allow it next from tip one your cell phone bill now depending on how much some of these are and if you are allowed to actually put them on your credit card you're talking some pretty major money that you can get a bonus from if you're getting two percent cashback that really adds up not only that but you're increasing your credit score while you're doing that so as long as you're financially responsible and you pay this every month you're reaping a large benefit a lot of credit cards will give you a 2% cashback they'll give you a $500 signup bonus that's free money in my opinion the free bank bonuses or even better than the credit card in my opinion because the bank account is something that you have to have anyway a lot of them will give you $500 for a small deposit as long as you put your direct deposit with them all the way up to I've seen $1,000 before and if you have a little bit more money to play with some of the online money market accounts like Capital One will pay you up to 2% or some even up to 2.5% just for keeping your money with them so some of these things may not seem like it's saving you a ton of money but when you take up those extra fives and tens and occasional hundreds and you put them to work for you as opposed to something that you're normally spending you're not only saving the money because you're not spending it but you're putting it to work and doing something else with it and you'll find that your your finances will start to collect very quickly so if you found the video helpful and you enjoyed the content take a second to give me a thumbs up it really helps out the channel and it helps the YouTube algorithm get this video out to people who actually need to see it also don't forget to subscribe we do some gardening some frugal living some food preservation and cooking some gardening and you get to join me and my family on our retirement at the age of 40 after you've clicked subscribe click the bell notification also and it will notify you every time a new video comes out and it'll keep you in the loop of the community all right I appreciate you sticking with me through this whole video so I'm gonna give you an extra bonus tip with an extra 100 or 200 or 300 or more dollars per month that you're saving with just cutting back on a few things you take that extra money and you pay down debt with it the faster you get out of debt the closer you're going to become to financial freedom and whenever you're paying off debt always choose the smallest balance first because it gives you that extra little boost and if you can pay it off faster it gives you that extra bit of confidence to rock into the next one so once you've paid down your smallest debt move on to your next smallest debt take that money that you're saving from the smallest debt that you're not having to pay any more and add it to the money you're saving from the 5 tips that I'm giving you and apply it to the next smallest debt and when that one's paid off you roll it into the next one you roll that one into the next one and so on and so on in the meantime this is retired at 40 check out these other helpful videos if you have a minute remember to live a life simple and we'll catch you next week oh hey I'm gonna have to call you back and shooting a video right now this is right my god get out of debt
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