Reinventing Life/Work Balance

The 9-5 routine is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With the Internet and technology what it is today, people are working together across time zones and continents. One person’s 9-5 is another person’s happy hour. Punching into a time clock and “doing your time” seems so...outdated, and frankly: boring. Agree? When you think ‘life/work’ balance, what do you see? The first, and major, portion ...

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A Hands-Off Way To Build Passive Income

We all know how it feels to worry about losing your job, paying off student loans, or having enough money to pay for your children’s education. Heck...it kinda sucks to know that despite working all of your life and constantly chasing debt, you might enter your golden years without anything close to what you need for your day-to-day living expenses. And while it might be worth it if ...

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Following Your Dreams: What Buzzfeed Can’t Tell You

“Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”- Ray Bradbury Are you feeling stuck by the confines of your job? Do you find yourself day-dreaming about those haunting - "What if's"...What if life is as short as everyone says ...

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Are You Really Saving Money by Being a Landlord?

Are you really saving money by being a landlord versus paying a property manager? Awhile ago I wrote an article that explained the difference between active and passive income (See: The Truth About Active Income vs. Passive Income). In it, I talked about which investing methods fall under which income category. I identified having rental properties as being in the passive income category. Guess what though… there is a hitch ...

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Risky Business!

Risky Business? Real estate investing certainly can be. It's important to be your own risk manager to ensure you don't get left holding an empty bag. With every property or deal you say yes to, you should conduct your own risk assessment to safeguard your investment dollars and your time from potential loss. 1. What is a Risk Assessment? A risk assessment protects you, and your money. You should conduct one ...

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Start Small. Gain Big Results.

So - you’re into the idea of lifestyle design? Travel. Hobbies. Adventures. Time to rest. Moments to live for. Sounds amazing, right? Lifestyle design is amazing! It’s an alternative to the 9-5 lifestyle that’s getting a lot of momentum lately. People want more out of their lives. More fun. Do you? If you’re sold on lifestyle design (like we obviously are!) you probably want to get ...

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6 Ways to Get Creative With Financing Turnkey Rental Properties (From an Actual Turnkey Investor!)

Drew Pitchford, from our Turnkey Rental Properties Facebook group, recently shared about the massive success he’s found in creatively financing his turnkey rental property purchases. It was so inspiring, we asked him if he would let us share his wisdom with the Hipsters! Straight from Drew’s mouth, some creative financing tips for funding turnkey rental property purchases: Many people never get started in real estate investing due to 1 ...

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Treasure. Don’t Juggle.

For this week's lifestyle design post, we're putting the focus on angles of approach. We talk about about angles of approach when it comes to real estate investing, so why not look at angles of approach for life? If you're reading this, you're probably something of an over-achiever or go-getter. You want to improve, refine, perfect. Hipster gets that - actually, we love that. Whether it's an adrenaline rush jumping ...

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Ali’s New Book Just Came Out!

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