Bob Lotich has been a full-time blogger for 10 years. His blog (originally called Christian Personal Finance) is now Seedtime.com and it’s one of my favorite places. I’m consistently sharing Bob’s posts. Bob’s writing and advice have been featured in Men’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and many others. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and son.
In this episode, you’ll learn how Bob and his wife keep finances fun, how he transitioned from “broke down” guy in his 20s to the money master that he is today, what Bob means when he says “it feels like I’m breaking all the rules” with my money, and Bob’s goals for the future now that he’s got this money thing figured out. Bob’s got a great story to tell and I’m sure you’ll leave with a few helpful nuggets to help you on your own journey.
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Side note: Bob and I have both been blogging for 10 years now. I’ve learned a lot from him and Bob’s done a great job of showcasing what can be done as a blogger. Bob’s first book How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog is an Amazon #1 Bestseller and has helped thousands of aspiring bloggers grow successful blogs. To get a free copy visit SeedTime.com.
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00:30 – Bob’s secret to finding lasting success with his money.
02:00 – Making finances fun for a “free-spirit” spouse.
03:45 – That time Bob “broke down” in his 20s and decided to become a master of his money.
06:15 – Bob’s first steps toward his financial fix.
09:45 – Some of the early “fun” moments with money and growing up in a financially challenging household.
11:00 – Other resources that Bob used to learn about money.
13:00 – Bob’s debt from credit cards, car loans, and student loans, and how he attacked it.
17:00 – How Bob brought in extra money to attack the debt and get ahead.
18:30 – The thing that Bob still struggles with when it comes to the budget.
20:45 – Is using balance transfer credit cards still a good idea?
22:15 – All the feels from paying off his first car and “breaking the rules”.
24:15 – The 2hr seminar that changed Bob’s view on wealth building.
26:30 – Bob’s financial goals for the future: rental properties and retirement savings as a business owner.
28:45 – Bob’s thoughts on the journey to date.
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Links/Terms/Concepts from the Show
- Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- David Bach
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
- One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
- Smart Money
- ING Direct (now Capital One 360)
- Honda Fit
- 403b to IRA
- Solo 401k vs SEP IRA
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