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7 Benefits of a Location Independent Business (That a Job Can’t Touch)

7 Benefits of a Location Independent Business (That a Job Can’t Touch)

| June 10, 2014 | 10 Comments

Six years ago, I was a recent college graduate and a broke entry level employee. I was making a whopping $30,000 per year as a salaried employee. For the first time, I had money to spend (although not a lot of it). That paycheck was coming in rain or shine every two weeks and I […]

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CMI 15 – Help, I Don’t Know What I’m Doing With My Life!

CMI 15 – Help, I Don’t Know What I’m Doing With My Life!

| June 5, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the fifteenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the fourteenth episode, I shared with you 10 quick tips for making your first $1,000 with our business. If you missed that episode and want to hear what I’ve learned from experience over the past couple […]

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CMI 14 – 10 Quick Tips to Start Making Money With Your Business

CMI 14 – 10 Quick Tips to Start Making Money With Your Business

| May 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the fourteenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirteenth episode, I shared with you the reasons why I believe you should consider starting a lifestyle business. If you missed that episode or just want to learn more about that way of thinking and […]

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Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt4

Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt4

| May 28, 2014 | 19 Comments

This is the fourth edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, the second, here and the third, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. I’d been a part of their team since graduating from college six years before. I […]

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CMI 13 – Why You Should Consider Starting a Lifestyle Business

CMI 13 – Why You Should Consider Starting a Lifestyle Business

| May 22, 2014 | 8 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twelfth episode, I dug into one of my favorite books of all time, The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferris on the topic of “The Deferred Life Plan versus Joining the New Rich”. If you missed […]

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CMI 12 – The Deferred Life Plan Versus Joining the New Rich

CMI 12 – The Deferred Life Plan Versus Joining the New Rich

| May 16, 2014 | 13 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twelfth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the eleventh episode, I dug into the 10 things that helped me decide to make the leap from full-time employment to self employment. If you missed that episode or just want to learn 10 things that […]

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15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate

15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate

| May 11, 2014 | 43 Comments

I had a conversation with a friend the other day, whom we’ll call Jake. He makes a good living working for a marketing company in their account management department. He’s miserable there, but relies on the paycheck to stay afloat financially. He’s fiercely looking for jobs elsewhere, but has both a lack of confidence and […]

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CMI 11 – Why Making the Leap was the Only Path That Made Sense

CMI 11 – Why Making the Leap was the Only Path That Made Sense

| May 8, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the tenth episode, we talked about a better, more modern way of thinking about personal finance. If you missed that episode or just want to learn more about my favorite episode/article from the Tropical MBA Podcast, […]

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CMI 10 – A Better 21st Century Financial Way of Thinking

CMI 10 – A Better 21st Century Financial Way of Thinking

| May 1, 2014 | 12 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the tenth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the ninth episode, I shared my experience with Dave Ramsey, his Seven Baby Steps and how his work has changed my life. If you missed that episode or just want to learn more about Dave Ramsey and […]

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Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt3

Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt3

| April 28, 2014 | 26 Comments

This is the third edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, and the second, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. I’d been a part of their team since graduating from college six years before. I did quite well […]

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