My Love/Hate Relationship With Real Estate Investing

My Love/Hate Relationship With Real Estate Investing

My friend over at The Dollar Disciple recently posted a 2-part series of articles on the reasons why he loves real estate. I agree with all of his points, but I think its also important to balance the positive attributes…


My 7 Biggest Financial Mistakes – Confessions

My 7 Biggest Financial Mistakes – Confessions

I’m the type of person who tends not to regret anything in life. I have a strong faith, so I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, even if I don’t understand it. I do my best to learn…


Get Rich Quick Schemes Don’t Work

Get Rich Quick Schemes Don’t Work

When it comes to building wealth, most rich people build it slowly. You will never see me promote ways to get rich quick, because there aren’t any. Sure, there are a few people who have done it, but its not practical for…


6 Ways To Be Obsessed With Finances

6 Ways To Be Obsessed With Finances

The very fact that you stumbled across this blog and this post says that you probably have an interest in improving or learning more about financial planning and money management. Too often I hear about husbands or wives who are…


Networking To Increase Your Income Potential

Networking To Increase Your Income Potential

Let me put it out there, I hate networking in the classic definition. I’m an introvert by nature, so I can’t stand going to professional functions to meet strangers only to exchange business cards in the hopes that this new connection…


6 Daily Habits Of Wealthy People

6 Daily Habits Of Wealthy People

Yahoo! Finance recently posted an article and video on the daily habits of wealthy people. A financial planner, Tom Corley, spent more than 5 years observing rich and poor people. He defined “wealthy” as earning at least $160,000 annually and…


What To Do With A Cash Gift?

What To Do With A Cash Gift?

Every year around the March timeframe, I’m do for my annual bonus. It comes through as a lump sum in cash. Historically, I have used it to pay off debts, but today I want to walk through my thought process for…


How I Started In Rental Real Estate and How You Can Too

How I Started In Rental Real Estate and How You Can Too

I’m almost embarrassed to say it, but I lived with my parents until I was 26 years old. From a purely financial standpoint, it was great. I didn’t pay rent, didn’t pay utilities, and didn’t buy groceries. My only expenses…


7 High Costs Of Renting Out Vacation Homes

7 High Costs Of Renting Out Vacation Homes

Owning a vacation home is a great accomplishment for many – whether they plan to use the properties as retirement homes, frequent personal getaways or vacation rental properties. A second mortgage for a vacation home is, of course, a debt…


When Is An Investment Property No Longer An Investment?

When Is An Investment Property No Longer An Investment?

Hello I Am 1% readers! My name is Erika, and I run the blog From Shopping to Saving where I talk about personal finance from the perspective of a 24-year-old former shopaholic. We get deep over there and talk about…