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Kevin Paffrath, famously known as Meet Kevin is a Real Estate Agent, Investor, and a Youtuber. After making real estate and investing videos for much of his YouTube career, he really took off when he started posting stimulus check updates during the pandemic.

Since then, life looks completely different for Paffrath and his family.

In 2017, Paffrath’s dream was to earn over $1 million a year from The Paffrath Organization, the real estate business he owns with his wife, Lauren, in Ventura, California.

In 2020, the couple has well exceeded that $1 million goal… in just one month.

But the majority of their income isn’t made from the way they expected to make it. While they still make a good amount with their various investments and properties, the couple is now relying on YouTube as their main source of income. …


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Title: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Author: James Clear

Rating: 10/10 (Moves into my top favorite 5 of all time)

Goodreads Synopsis:

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. …


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Yep, I bit the bullet and just paid off my entire car loan… all $15,000 of it, and I actually feel really freaking good about it!

I never thought I would be saying that.

Normally, I like saving my money and holding onto every last penny, but after seeing how much money I was actually losing in interest, I decided that enough was enough.

The Paycheck to Paycheck Lifestyle

Who isn’t tired of constant bills and having to pay back on loans? I know I am.

As a society, we are taught to take out loans for things we can’t afford, which only traps us into this paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. …


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It all started on Friday, August 21st, 2020.

I woke up, and just like any other typical weekday mornings, I went for my morning run before opening my computer and getting to work.

On my run, I noticed this pain in my back. It was a dull pain, but every time I took a deep inhale in, the pain became more severe.

I got home from my run thinking that it was just a little bit of stress that was causing the pain and that it would go away as the day progressed. …


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Does money impact your mental health?

I don’t know. Is water blue? Do you need oxygen to survive? Do you only get one life to live?

The answer is yes, money does impact your mental health. At least this is what I believe.

I have experienced money from both sides: not having enough to do the things that I want to do, and having too much, but still not doing the things that I want to do.

When it comes to money, I will admit that I have a fear. I remember the days of being reliant on my parents to buy me everything. I remember the days of not having enough money in my personal checking account to buy the things that I really wanted. …


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I think it’s fair to say that everybody has been on edge over the last few months. The world is changing right before our eyes and nobody has any idea what the future is going to hold.

I am somebody who doesn’t deal all that well with stress. There are some things that I have a hard time letting go of, and I find this exceptionally true with anything work-related. …


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Well, we’re back where we started. Despite it being summer, most of us are finding ourselves with more free time on our hands than we know what to do with.

Quick question for you: how are you going to use this time?

Life is about growing. Life is about constantly improving on the individual you are and striving to become better each and every single day.

I am somebody who is very passionate about self-improvement and personal growth. It was just over 2 years ago when I was at an all-time low and realized that there was so much more to life than the one I was living. …


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Sometimes we all just need a bit of extra motivation, and the easiest way to find that motivation is to look from within.

It might sound cliché when you hear people talking about positive thinking. While I’m not here to debate whether positive thinking is cliché or not, I do want to share with you the mental and physical benefits of thinking positively.

The benefits of positive thinking are a proven way to give you more confidence, improve your self-esteem, give you motivation, and generally put you in a better mood throughout the entirety of your day. …


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Becoming a teacher on Skillshare is a great way to earn passive income. Not only does it require very little time upfront, but it’s passive income meaning you won’t have to do anything one you upload your class.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

I thought so too. But then one of my favorite YouTubers posted a video breaking down all of his different streams of income. Not only was he making money through YouTube advertising, but I was surprised to see just how much he was making with Skillshare.

Make Money Teaching On Skillshare

Ali Abdaal is a junior doctor from the U.K. Over the last three years, he has been posting YouTube videos covering a wide range of topics such as studying tips, days in the life of a junior doctor, productivity and self-improvement tips, and tech reviews. Over the course of this time, he has grown his subscriber count to 805,000 individuals. …


From one frugal person to another, here’s what helped me.

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Not going to lie, up until a month ago, I was so uptight with my money that I was afraid to invest any of it.

I’m not just talking about investing in the stock market, I am talking about investing in my 401K, any type of Roth IRA, mutual funds, even high-yield savings accounts.

For me, the fear was not being able to have instant access to my money. I am one who has always prioritized the worst-case scenario in my mind, so if I needed something, I wanted to be sure that it was readily available.

For years, I let my current back get by on paying me 0.001% interest. If I had $30,000 in the bank, I was making around $.38 per quarter. …

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Michael Bonnell

Mastering life day by day and taking you with me • Writing on self-awareness, mindset, and personal growth. www.michael-bonnell.com

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