3 Mortgage Automation Tricks that Will Take Years Off Your Home Loan

Paying off the mortgage takes a looooong time, so being smart and patient is critical, which is why mortgage automation tricks are so important.  Once you’ve made the decision and set things up, your debt will slowly start to go down on it’s own, while you can focus your effort on new ways to make …

52 Easy Ways to Boost Your Financial Health This Year

The path to financial freedom may be long, but it is exciting and full of opportunities. There are so, so, so many different things you can do to improve your financial health and there’s no better time to start than now!   My husband and I have tons of financial goals, so I am constantly …

10 Things to Know Before Buying Your First Investment Property

Going through the process of buying a real estate investment property is a total roller coaster ride. You’ll experience a ton of anxiety, excitement, confusion, and joy. It can be addicting. It can also go horribly wrong if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. So before you pull the lever on your first …

10 Things You Should Be Doing to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early (and the 1 Thing You Shouldn’t Do)

I am bound and determined to pay off my mortgage early.  It didn’t start that way, but a few years into the loan my husband and I realized there were just too many benefits to paying it off, so it needed to happen.  Since then, the desire to be debt-free has grown, while the loan …

10 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

If you ever want to borrow money – whether for an emergency or to make an investment – you’ve got to have a good credit score.  It will make the borrowing process ten times easier and more importantly, it will get you a lower interest rate on your loan.  In the end, it will put …

7 Reasons to Consider Living in a Small House

When my husband and I bought our first (and current) house, we loved it because we felt like it was the perfect starter home.  It is small and cozy and perfect for two people – maybe a little baby too.  The plan was to live there for 3-5 years and then move onto a bigger, …

How to Pay Off the Mortgage Early

One of my BIGGEST goals right now is to pay off the mortgage.  I won’t lie, it’s sooo hard to stay motivated when you’re chipping away at such a big number, but the benefits are just way too huge to ignore.  It’s a critical element of financial freedom, peace of mind…and of course, more disposable …