295: Fueling Early Retirement at 36 with Just 4 Rental Properties w/Antoinette Munroe
Early retirement was a goal for today’s guest, Antoinette Munroe, the moment she started making money. Her money journey started in second grade when she sold her Halloween candy for extra cash. By high school, she graduated to selling a wide variety of different things and even started her own distribution network with her cousins at their respective schools.
By the time she got to college, her main focus was staying out of trouble, avoiding debt and saving. It wasn’t until her last semester of grad school that she had to take out loans. After graduation, her priorities shifted, and she got a job to pay off her debt. Starting with her first check at her new job, she laid out her budget ABCs. Her ABCs follow a simple principle; automation, balance, and consistency. And after two years, she paid off her $27,000 debt!
In 2015 she decided to start looking for a home, and by the end of 2015, she purchased one. She did a complete rehab on the house while also adding an addition in hopes of getting rid of her expenses to achieve her ultimate goal of not having to work. She put the finished addition on Airbnb, and it now cash flows and pays her expenses. After she realizing the power of real estate investing to build net worth and generate wealth, she did this three more times and now owns four cash-flowing properties. She is now retired and lives the free life of leisure she always envisioned for herself.
In This Episode We Cover
The importance of saving money and the freedom that comes with it
How to make an efficient and realistic budget & how to stick with it
The Budgeting ABCs & how to simplify your budget (and your life!)
Creative financing and using it to buy deals when you don’t have the cash
How to create and maintain a cash-flowing asset
And So Much More!
Links from the Show
Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/money-295