How Financial Challenges Turned into Financial Philosophies

April 28, 2016 : Mike and Lauren – Guest Contributors

It’s time to get personal.

Most of us have had financial struggles in our past, and those, likely, influence your relationship with money today. We are no different.

From living paycheck-to-paycheck, to making bad investments and more, we have had our fair share of challenges in the past. But those financial lessons have become the foundation on which we built several important financial philosophies for our family.

Watch the video above to learn about the challenges that led to our most important financial philosophies:

  1. Spend less than you earn.
  2. Freedom is more valuable than money.
  3. Real estate is not always an investment.

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