Author: Charlie

An IT professional, Charlie also buys and sells liens, lives on the cheap, runs marathons and helps to run his family farm. In his spare moments, he raises 3 children, does the dishes and writes one post a week. His former blog, Frugal Retirement Plan, has been cited by US News and World Report.

3 Phases to Passive Income Streams

Growing up on the farm I saw first hand every year my grandpa and dad’s passive income stream requiring work in raising 1000 acres of corn and beans. I didn’t realize it at the time. All I realized was that dad would continue to make me work hard. Work hard to help the family! Gosh, …

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How to Prepare for the Greater Depression?

“I believe we live in a great country – a country great enough to help a man when he’s in trouble.” – Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man Last week I posted on how to invest in volatile times and the markets this week have people even more nervous as the market has lost more than …

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Passive Income Streams: June 2017 Report

Just when I thought May was starting to heat up, then came along June and totally blew my passive income expectations away. AirBnB has been exploding up in revenue, and we recorded a $1610 income stream through it. For the year, our AirBnB revenue is at $2,468, which is only $32 short of my 2017 …

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Lessons I Learned in Going Through a Tornado

This past Friday our city went through some pretty tough times! On June 15, our town and neighborhood got hit by two tornadoes. My neighborhood got hit by a category F2 (113-157 mph winds) tornado and our adjacent neighborhood got hit by a F1 tornado (73-112 mph winds). It was extremely surreal and hard to …

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Passive Income Streams: May 2017 Report

The summer temps are starting to heat up, and so are my passive income streams! May was a great month to start the summer with our AirBnB business picking up! We had every weekend in May booked, which was one of biggest contributing factors to the increased income. Overall, we were able to generate $1,317 …

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Memorial Day Savings 2017

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Summer is officially here and the kids are out of school! With the Memorial holiday upon us comes a lot of great deals that are being offered to attract customers in over the three day weekend! Here are a few of our favorite deals that are being offered this weekend that …

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Should You Take Dividends From Your Investments?

Mind blown! About a week ago I received a surprise letter mail from my employer! A good surprise! I opened it up and low and behold I received a dividend distribution to the toon of $1.83. That’s right! You heard me right! I just made free money to go buy a McDonald’s cheeseburger and Krispy …

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Passive Income Streams: Apr 2017 Report

Much like the month before, April came and went. It is amazing, if you aren’t intentional with your days and hours, how the month can just slip past you so quickly. Last month I really focused a lot on accomplishing some of my primary goals. I worked hard on controlling my eating, and getting good …

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