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Jul 31, 2017

Former financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy and I answer 4 questions from the Afford Anything community.

We chat about how to control lifestyle inflation, how to break up with a financial planner, how to invest your first $10,000, and whether or not sector-specific or theme-specific funds are a good idea.

#1: Laura is...


Jul 24, 2017

A week and a half ago, I flew to Portland for the World Domination Summit -- a conference with an admittedly eyebrow-raising title.

The conference is hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times best-selling author of multiple books, including The Art of Non-Conformity. He was also a previous guest on this...


Jul 17, 2017

The real estate questions keep coming in, so today I’m answering questions from three Afford Anything listeners:

Heather is ready to buy her first rental property. She wants to acquire about one house per year, following a buy-and-hold strategy.

Salome and her husband are renting out an unused room in our house on...


Jul 10, 2017

Like many people, Nick Loper used to work a full-time job that didn't excite him.

Unlike most people, Loper decided to escape his uninspiring work life.

First, he launched a shoe-comparison website that began collecting side income. Over time, this side project grew increasingly profitable, until -- finally -- he...


Jul 3, 2017

This week, I tackle your questions with my good friend, recovering financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy. Here's what we answer:

1. I'm asking for a friend -- no, really, I'm asking for a friend!

My friends are married and buried. They're a married couple, buried in $500,000 of debt.

Some is federal student loans, some is...