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When can I retire? | How much Retirement Corpus is enough?

Hello friends welcome to
yadnya investment academy. Today is friday. So today we will talk about
a financial planning topic. Today's topic is Related to retirement planning A very common question of you all that come Obviously this all knows. Retirement is a very important goal. If we talk about financial goals. Mostly it should be. Mostly when i do financial planning So many persons financial
planning i have done personally Then in that comes. Retirement is a very important goal. In which we need a lot of money Nowadays early retirement is occurring. FIRE environment talks are occurring. Financial free retire early In such things When retirement comes in goal One important thing comes How much money do I need? Tell me this much money is enough. Then I can retire. That is a normal question. For this we have already
developed an interesting calculator but that was before pay wall.

Now we have removed that from pay wall because it is very useful calculator. So a retirement calculator we have made. In that with so many
permutations combinations We can get an idea This much retire corps I need. If I reach here then I have done well. I am at least financially free. Now I have to retire. We have to work further or not. Then it is my decision. If above that. Now I am just sharing my screen. Now you will see here You will go on investyadnya website There is a section named
tracker and calculator. In this there is a retirement calculator. Open this Now here we have to fill information. Suppose i am putting age of 30. You have to retire suppose on 60. Suppose we took an
example i have to retire on 60. Life expectancy we mostly suggest We should keep 90, 95, 100.

With a conservative estimate If you keep 100 then it is very
good conservative estimate. If you want to take optimistic If you took practical then it should be 90. Suppose i am putting here 95. Fourth information is our Current annual expense When we do retirement calculation Obvious we took assumptions. One assumption is this the
expense i am doing today Suppose when i retire Then also my expenses should be like this. Means my lifestyle of now remain maintained Neither i increase nor decrease. Suppose I am spending 50k per month today. The expenses that are occurring. After retirement I will do the same expenses. After retirement expenses can reduce. It can be your house if
you are living now on rent. It can be so much rental expense. That can reduce. Now your children's expenses are so much. They will reduce at that time. Sometimes after retirement
expenses increase.

Like vacation expenses mostly increases. Sometimes medical expenses increase. Some expenses have increased. Mostly as an advisor If we took a general advice then we say. Keep the same expenses as they are now. Don't do much changes in that. Some increases some decreases. For example if we want
to do a simple calculation Then considering to current expenses Suppose my expense is 50,000 The profile we are taking has
expenses of 50,000 per month. Then it is 6 lakh rupees per year. You have to put today's expenses.

You don't have to put off retirement age. That's all it will insert. Inflation number How much inflation number we have to take? 7% inflation is mostly suggested by India. If you want to be conservative
then you can take 8%. If you want to be aggressive
then you can take 5-6%. Inflation you should calculate by your own. Every year how my expenses are increasing? If you know little bit idea about that These things are increasing
according to my expenses. Edcuation expenses children's fees It increases almost 8-10% every year. Rentals mostly 10%. Landlords mostly increases rent by 10%. My personal inflation is 8, 9-10%. You take according to your. So for calculation here
I am taking 7% inflation. Then return on investment. On the basis of return on investment. How much is my return on investment? Before retirement and after retirement. Now I am retiring at 60. At 30 I am starting investing. How much should I invest for that? How much retirement corpus I will get? The reason I am investing now. On that how much return should I expect? It depends where you are investing.

If you feel I will invest
mostly in equity markets. Retirement oriented because it is very long horizon. I am of 30 years and retiring at 60 years. Horizon is of 30 years. All that I am investing I will invest mostly on equity. Then we can take 11-12%
return on investment All that we will invest now. Or we kept in equity we can take that. If you feel This house is my retirement corpus This will increase according to that. Then on real estate the return
on expectations that remains. Basically there is round inflation of 7-8%.

It depends on you if you have EPFO. That is a very big retirement corpus On EPF we get around 8%. According to that you have invested here. Overall that you are investing Or you are planning This is for retirement
and I am going to invest. What are expected returns on that? Till 60. Pre retirement is retirement on investment. Suppose it is 12%. Whole the money I will put in equity. Then you took 12% return. Then post retirement my corpse will become. How much will it grow? Suppose I retire and I get corpus of 5 crores. Then 5 crore rupees Where will I invest? Again very difficult question If you are of 30 years then in 60 years.

This is very difficult. This is a very big assumption. We have to think mostly at 60 our risk profile decreases. We will not take much equity allocation. Suppose now we have 60-70 equity allocation That time it becomes 20-30% or 40%. I go a little bit on conservative. I say to most of the people Take percentage equal to inflation I get return same as inflation. If I want to take. Then 0.5-1% extra. We took here 8%. Means 8% of post retirement. My corpus will grow 8% after that. Inflation will remain 7%. This is planning according to that. We will discuss these points later. Therefore I am doing all these zero. We inserted these things. What we say? Our retirement age, life expectancy. Our annual expense, inflation. These all are our compulsory fields. If I consider this now. Sorry some value needs to be inserted.

Randomly value we are inserting. So that it can work. If I consider this now. Then I need retirement
corpus of 14.6 crores. If you are of 30 years and you have to do expense of 50k per month. At today's value Today's 50k offcourse will not remain same at the time of retirement. They will increase with inflation. If you have to maintain today lifestyle The 50k expenses you are doing today Same you want to do at 60. After 30 years. This is the value after 30 years. Don't be so afraid. Today 14.5 crore is very much. After 30 years the value of 14.5 That should be arounf 70-80 lakh or 1 crore I am doing guess work. It will not be more than that. Think if I have 1 crore rupees today then I will be able to do for next 35 years.

60-95 years means 35 years 35k per month That to inflation to adjust it. I will get it consistently till 95 in 95 it will become zero. If i invest lumpsum then i can invest 50 lakhs. Considering I don't have anything. If I have 50 lakh rupees I will invest it. For 30 years they will grow by 12%. Expected pre-retirement. Then also my retirement money will be done. Monthly Sip that I have to do That is around 50,000 in this. 48,000 rupees sip i need in this. What is the meaning of step up? I will tell this in next. If you have plan in 30 years 60 years. I have to do all these things. Then you have to do monthly sip of 48,000. To retire for next 30 years. Remember this is a monthly sip. It will not increase. Every year you have to do 48k consistently. Obviously our salary will increase in years Inflation increases salary increases. Now 48,000 will seem so big But after 3-5 years You will not feel big amount. That's what I am saying. In that our step up point comes.

Now you will say I don't have 48,000 to invest. It is a very big amount. From where 48,000 will come. If we are spending 50,000 Then by saving 50,000 we
can invest in retirement corpus. That is not possible. Then in that our second comes step up sip What is the meaning of step up sip? What is annual increase in our income? Can we increase sip every year? I cannot invest 48,000 now but from next year i can increase. If you think my annual increase in income. If inflation is of 7%. With 7% income should increase If we take seven With 7% it is increasing. We considered 7% inflation. Salary is also increasing by 7%. In worst case salary is not changing. With 7% there is increase in salary. Existing investment Do you have any investment now? That you think this is my retirement income From that also it will reduce. Suppose if you have EPFO ​​corpus Suppose of 5 lakh rupees. 5 lakh rupees i inserted here. This is my EPFO ​​of 5 lakh rupees. I will use it for retirement. On that how much return I will get on EPFO? Return are 8% Then we consider we will get 8%.

It is tax free means you will get 8% Suppose i have 5 lakh rupees On that i will get 8% more. Now let's do calculation again. Now since EPFO ​​arrived. From 48 it became 46. Retirement corpus remained same. So now we have to do Sip of 46,000. We can do step up sip of 24,000. We invested 24,000 rupees this month. Every year we increase that by 7%.

From annual increase in income we have to do this annual increase in sip. Today you started sip of 24,300. Next year increased 7% on that. Then again in next year increase 7% on that Compounding 7%. Increase 7% every year Till the age of 60. Then also your goal will be achieved. Then you will have 14.6 crores rupees. Considering these were our rates of returns So it is very very good. You can apply so much
permutations and combinations on this. I have little more money than 24,000. I can do upto 35,000. Can I retire early? Then can I retire at 58? On 58 it will happen at 29,000. I have 35,000. Can I retire at 55? Now your interesting calculation will start No you need 37,000 For retirement at 55. Early retirement you can take at 37,000. If i do 37,000 per year.

I invest in such investments
that give me 12% every year. 7% increase i put minimum. If you think 7% increase is less. Consider growth of salary minimum 8-10%. Why not? Consider 10%. Then in Rs 28,000 you can retire at 55. Retirement corpus also reduced. As early you retire that much less corpus you will want. Value of money comes less. At that time its value will be more. At the age of 55 we need 11.6 crores. How much lump sum funding we need? How much monthly sip
and stepup sip we need? I considered 10% annual increase.

Like this If you can do so many
permutations and combinations. You can plan yourself. When can I become financially free? I think this is very interesting calculator If you like as i am a conservative investor I am not taking 12% from whole equity. Suppose we take 9%. This we keep 10. The rate of return become 9% from 12%. Obviously both the sip's will increase. You can do calculation according to that. Which type of investor is I am? If you think here is also 9
then it will change again. These things you can do so many permutations and combinations
based on your profile. You will get so much support and understand If I invest this much money For this much time Then I can go towards a better retirement.

This is how you should work on these things. You can plan early retirement. You want to spend so much or not. 50,000 will not be sufficient. I want to increase my lifestyle. Now I am spending 50,000. But at that time I want to spend 75,000. Acc to that by using
permutation and combination What are my savings now? I can plan such investments or not. Then in those things you will get
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How We Retired Early In Portugal

I never ever, ever envisioned living in an additional nation, and also
then I never had this idea of ever retiring early. Amon is the visionary as well as I am the calculated coordinator
to arrive. My primary motivation for FIRE was freedom to invest my
time ever before I saw fit. What we did was we made some intentional short-term
sacrifices to make sure that we could have a life time of liberty. You obtained ta clap. My name is Amon Browning as well as I'' m Christina Browning. We are from California as well as at the ages of thirty nine
as well as forty one, we retired very early and also we relocated below to Portugal.FIRE is an acronym, it stands for Financial Self-reliance, Retire Early.
Amon as well as I mosted likely to the very same university. Amusing enough, we actually began speaking in line waiting for the food as we ' re stacking food up on
our plate. Oh, you ' re seriously downplaying piling up. She'was in line simply like me loading her plate up high. We fulfilled when we were really starving, university student, essentially starving.And we were we were outrageous. That set the tone for
our partnership.

You assumed of the concept like I want to retire previously I ' m 40. Right? And you brought it to me and it was like
,'OK, let ' s identify how we can do this. I understand that I wouldn ' t be in this scenario if it wasn ' t for my history.
I expanded up inadequate. We were on food stamps.
I do remember that my mama was actually good at conserving. Currently. Before we quit our tasks, Christina and also I. worked for the federal government, Christina was an attorney and also she was making around.
seventy thousand dollars a year.And I was an urban organizer for the federal government. as well as I was making about ninety thousand dollars.

Right after Amom and also I graduated from college, we relocated.
That was the initial point I wanted to do as soon as I. came right into money since my family never ever owned a residence. As well as that wasn ' t the case for us. We were dumpster diving, getting a glass of wine cages, and.
After we did'points to make money as well as then additionally to. conserve cash, we additionally went an action additionally.
We started spending all of that money. We obtained to a factor where we were saving up to 70 percent. of the cash that we came in to make sure that we can be investing it.For instance, we made even more than four hundred thousand. bucks in benefit from buying property in the Bay Area. I see you. Having no background in property, having no money,. having no ability to spruce up properties, we were still able to do it because we had the ability to feed. off each other and also reach a service. Right.
That ' s what we ' ve always been able to do. That'' s exactly how we achieve economic independence. I ' ve had the ability to develop as well as I'' ve had the ability to expand. I think Amon actually assisted bring that to me and give.
I really satisfaction myself on being there for for my family members. I think that that'' s the most important thing that I.
do. And we were able to succeed.
Going into the office as well as informing people officially I. really felt truly effective since it
' s like, OK, we ' re, we'' re doing this. We'' re really doing this. I imply, I wasn'' t stopping the people.
us, they knew exactly what was happening. As well as we were strolling them with so that they could.
And also for me, I like that we'' re able to do that since
. Currently, we'' re only holding two properties, both in.
Portugal. One is our key residence as well as this investment.
home. Yet over the life of our trip, we have acquired and also.
marketed 6 residential properties. I'' ve always been so thankful for having Christina.
there with me to be able to help me concentrate and we wouldn'' t be here today if it wasn'' t for us. interacting to achieve every one of these dreams.I didn ' t

have a fear that we wouldn'' t reach it due to the fact that.
I really felt like, you recognize, what we were doing was so really extraordinary. We were spending our money in properly. We weren'' t inefficient. We weren'' t attempting to stay on top of.
She'' s the yin and the yang, however you want to place it. We actually enhance each various other. Worst instance situation, if we didn'' t reach FIRE, you understand,.
us. We utilized to reside in Spain and we traveled to Portugal.
quite a little bit when we were really tightening up our list of where we inevitably wished to wind up. We simply began considering all these various factors.
in Portugal, simply maintained turning up leading on the list. The begin of our day right here in Portugal. Currently that we'' re retired, it ' s so unwinded, it doesn ' t. feel like a thrill. We reach sit down and also have a healthy and balanced morning meal. We'' ll make pancakes or eggs or we'' ll make some organic.
fruit as well as yogurt and also granola and honey. As well as it'' s simply this moment where we obtain to really sit.
down with each other and be present with each other. As well as I love that we reach begin our.
As well as we put on ' t have to necessarily stress regarding an infant. You recognize, we weren ' t running from something.We constantly inform individuals we'' re running to something. As well as for us, attaining FIRE implied being able to spend.
I desire individuals to understand that there is a totally. You have such a fulfilling life when you get to FIRE.

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Revealing Our Fat FIRE Locations | How to Pick Your Early Retirement Location

welcome to fightsidechat my name is i so how do i choose the right area to retire very early let'' s state you have achieved financial independence and also you'' re seeking a brand-new location to retire somewhere in the united states what are several of the considerations you must have prior to you select an area to retire allow me know in the remark section listed below if you want me to make a video regarding retirement locations outside the us choosing a retirement place will also rely on your fire number as well as the kind of fire you attained watch till the end of this video clip and also i'' ll share several of the places we desire to live when we retire early your lean fire could offer you anywhere around 40 000 a year your typical fire number might be anywhere in between 50 and also 90 000 a year your fat fire number should go to least one hundred thousand dollars a year so if you'' re wanting to retire in a high expense of living location like a significant metropolitan city you might need greater easy earnings to retire if you'' re just doing this lean fire after that you could require to select an area that has a lower expense of living the first factor to consider is taxes when you retire early there are currently 9 states without an income tax washington alaska southern dakota texas nevada that'' s where i online florida wyoming new hampshire and tennessee these states more than likely use various other kinds of tax obligations to create profits nevertheless if you'' re relocating to brand-new hampshire currently they do tax your rate of interest as well as dividends so keep that in mind it is phasing out passion as well as returns tax obligation starting in 2024 and also then completely eliminated in 2027 so allow'' s say you narrow down to these states that don'' t need you to pay state revenue tax obligations these states do have higher taxes in other locations to spend for their roads institutions and any other public infrastructure tennessee as an example has a 9.55 sales tax which is the greatest in any type of state and also the washington state imposes a gas tax obligation at 49.4 cents per gallon which is the highest possible rate in the country texas and also new hampshire have one of the highest real estate tax prices but new hampshire doesn'' t have a sales tax obligation as well as texas examinations non-prescription medicines from sales taxes the following consideration is the cost of living an inexpensive living and real estate prices are probably one of the most important factors to consider when you compute just how much you'' re aiming to invest every year in very early retirement current cpi information showing 7.5 percent inflation may frighten you a bit but you can still contrast the price of living index state by state besides housing various other expenses you desire to think about are utilities transport and also grocery stores these are your baseline expenditures when you'' re retired states with the lowest cost living are mississippi oklahoma arkansas kansas and also missouri respectively mentions with the highest expense of living are hawaii washington d.c california oregon and brand-new york taking a look at the states without any state earnings taxes tennessee was number six on the lowest price of living category and also surprisingly alaska is rated number six greatest in the cost of living index i wouldn'' t directly just select the state based upon this index if you intend to stay in a smaller community in tennessee then your expense of living could be a lot less than residing in a major city like memphis or nashville a great deal of senior citizens like to live beyond the major city so buying a residence possibly 45 minutes away from nashville may be less costly than living inside nashville right by the method if you desire our cost-free fire resources see us at contact talking homes a great deal of early retirees that pick to relocate put on'' t generally purchase homes today unless they recognize the area really well i believe right currently people seem like they'' re mosting likely to shed more money from renting out than acquiring a house i would suggest that you drive or fly to these towns or cities as well as get airbnb for a while i'' ve check out some reddit messages that individuals purchase a camper and drive around the entire country to pick a retired life location according to the nationwide organization of real estate professionals they detailed the following 10 best housing markets in the u.s including the significant cities and the surrounding towns and residential areas these warm markets remain in dallas fort worth texas fair hope farley alabama springdale rogers and arkansas and also missouri huntsville alabama knoxville tennessee hand bay and also pensacola florida san antonio texas spartanburg south carolina and tucson arizona knoxville tennessee had the most budget friendly residence rates with median worth of residential property being available in at 229 thousand dollars right here are some other considerations when you'' re looking into for a place to retire take a look at the area'' s high quality of life and neighborhood destinations i stay in the las vegas location yet i put on'' t real-time anywhere near where all the visitor destinations are and i live like thirty minutes away from the strip so it'' s not loud or anything like that you could wish to consider what your commutes are mosting likely to be like so do you choose to live in a location where driving a cars and truck to places is a necessity or do you like to ride your bike or stroll in the huge city if you'' re even more of an outdoorsy individual then you may desire to stay in an area with more outdoor activities as you grow older though you may need to find a location where there'' s medical care providers or health centers that can provide you the certain treatment you ought to additionally research to environment any place you'' re looking to relocate in las vega it can get up to concerning 115 levels in july and august it can be extremely warm as well as completely dry if you stay in dallas or san antonio texas it'' s like 105 levels however it ' s also very humid so it practically really feels like 115 degrees according to capital hawaii california and florida have the very best environment they'' re also not the most inexpensive locations to live due to that if you wear'' t mind the rain then maybe take into consideration seattle if you put on'' t mind the humidity then i hear tampa florida and atlanta georgia are wonderful choices i'' ve been to tampa as well as that is a great city if you'' re on lean fire and you want to live in an area where it ' s more rural and calls for a reduced expense of living after that right here are the top 100 us towns with fewer than 10 000 locals i will publish this link in the description listed below you put on'' t necessarily have to live in a tiny community if you ' re on lean fire it just indicates that you'wear ' t have a lot even more cash to invest with lean fire i have a village in mind as well as i will certainly share that in the direction of the end of this video so where do we wish to live when we retire early we have actually numerous choices based on what we have seen we will certainly probably make vegas our home the climate is really wonderful in between march and also may october and november it obtains method too warm from june to september as well as it obtains really chilly in december as well as february there'' s no state earnings tax in the state of nevada and also the cost of living isn'' t so negative between january and also february we would certainly like to remain in hawaii i personally like the huge island since it was method quieter than oahu the weather condition there was just ideal the only disadvantage was the expense of living and also it'' s not low-cost to live anywhere in hawaii my other half wants to reside in all those areas in colorado i additionally found a treasure in this little community called white salmon washington with a population of 2500 people it'' s in the columbia river chasm right throughout the bridge it'' s oregon and also washington state doesn'' t have revenue tax as well as oregon doesn'' t have sales tax however neglect all these taxes momentarily and take an appearance at a few of these photos we went there a number of years back from my friend'' s wedding celebration the view there was absolutely lovely if i if i want some solitude then that'' s an excellent area to retire early so what we intend to do is to have different properties in vegas and also hawaii so we can reside in different areas based upon the weather as well as seasons we additionally wish to be home mortgage totally free as well as potentially rent out the locations in hawaii when we'' re not there this is still years out but that'' s type of our strategy this is why we want to travel to various areas annually so we can remain to explore our alternatives our goal is that fire with 2.8 million dollars but that'' s just our monetary independence number when we'' re prepared to retire our total assets should be more than 3 million deciding where to retire might take years but we have lots of time to travel and also explore brand-new places so with that said claimed i appreciate you enjoying my video don'' t neglect to subscribe as well as i wish to see you in the next video have a great one [Songs] you

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How we Retired at 40 – 7 tips to succeed for Early Retirement

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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