DiscoverBiggerPockets Money Podcast331: From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Flips and Debt-Free On a Teacher’s Salary
331: From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Flips and Debt-Free On a Teacher’s Salary

331: From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Flips and Debt-Free On a Teacher’s Salary

Update: 2022-08-29
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How would a six-figure side hustle change your financial picture? Think of the possibilities—being able to travel, becoming debt-free, or even buying your dream home. For most Americans, income is capped at what you make through a salary. There isn’t enough time, creativity, or energy left at the end of the day to make more. But, one specific subset of employees does have an upper hand that most people overlook—teachers. With a sizable summer break, teachers can make more than many others, even with their median incomes.

Someone who took full advantage of this lucrative scheduling was Skyler. Skyler was raised in a very frugal household, resorting to food stamps and government subsidies at times. But Skyler was poised to turn a hard past into hard assets and laterfinancial freedom. He used financial aid to heavily discount his college tuition, rent-hacked (sometimes for free) into his mid-twenties, and thought of every decision as a return on investment.

As he slowly whittled down the debt he had accumulated through school, real estate caught his eye. Skyler not only beganselling homes on the side as an agent but performing live in flips during the off-season of his teaching career. Thisskyrocketed his net worth, debt payoff schedule, and timeline to financial freedom. He’s made so many wise moves that Skyler will soon be saving eighty percent of his income all while living for free abroad!


In This Episode We Cover

Turning frugality into financial success through smart money-saving moves

Student loan payoff and using the “debt snowball method” to become debt-free faster

Live in flips and how to make six-figure, tax-free wealth through this lucrative side-hustle

The true price of adopting a child in the US and why it’s something worth saving up for

Making the most of your median-income job by building wealth in the background

Geographic arbitrage and living for free (and tax-free!) in other parts of the world

And So Much More!


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331: From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Flips and Debt-Free On a Teacher’s Salary

331: From Food Stamps to Six-Figure Flips and Debt-Free On a Teacher’s Salary