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Most financial advice I receive from podcasts, books, television, and articles seems to say the same thing:

  1. Create a budget and stick to it.
  2. Live frugally, saving as much as you can by decreasing your spending.
  3. Avoid debt.
  4. Invest your savings in stocks or index funds.

Eventually, you’ll be rich enough to retire comfortably. This advice isn’t wrong. If followed, these principles can pay off handsomely.


It kicked started my real estate career where I began earning 3X more than my job as a teacher.

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Two years after I graduated from college, I decided I wanted to switch career paths and invest in real estate. At my very first real estate association meeting, a national guru was speaking about investing in non-performing notes. I knew nothing about the topic or style of investing but was intrigued, so I signed up for their free two-day seminar that following weekend. I learned a lot, but of course not enough to start investing — at least not without making a lot of mistakes. …


And some advice on how you can too

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Crossing the 6-figure threshold as an entrepreneur or freelancer can be super challenging. It took me nearly three years of hard work before I could pay myself a liveable salary. I spent most of my early 20’s working my ass-off, spending my nights after work, and weekends working in my side hustles, ones I continue to nurture and grow today.

But my years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears (okay, maybe not blood) has paid off. I earn a solid 6-figure salary from multiple-income streams. …


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I got my start in real estate just in 2012, a time when many careers and lives were falling to shambles, thanks to the Great Recession. Despite countless investors losing their shirts during the years that followed, I found a goldmine investing in non-performing notes. At the time, I thought the opportunity and profits I was experiencing was a fluke, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Mortgage note investing isn’t a super popular way to invest in real estate. Housing flipping, wholesaling, rental real estate almost…


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I always knew I wanted to travel. But my career and salary as an elementary teacher didn’t support a lifestyle of full-time travel. Instead of accepting what was, I decided to make a change. And at the ripe age of 21, I decided to pursue real estate investing.

I knew nothing about investing in real estate but knew real estate was one of the best ways to build wealth and create the passive income I so desperately wanted. My now-husband, then-boyfriend, and I attended our first real estate investment association meeting where a national guru was presenting on investing in…


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I received my degree in Elementary Education, a field I was passionate about and excited to belong to. I joined education associations, volunteered with local organizations and schools, participated in two study abroad programs teaching English in a school in Spain and studying educational equality in Botswana Africa, and kicked-ass in my five month college internship.

So, how did my four years of hard work and dedication repay me? …

LizBrumerSmith

Real estate investor | Millionacres writer | YouTuber & full-time RVer traveling North America and beyond from a renovated van. Follow along @eatseerv

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