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5 AM Joel

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5AM Joel
Early Retirement
Real estate, minimalism
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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  Don’t Buy Bread.   It’s only flour + water. Easy stuff.   I’ve been making my own bread for years. Not only do I save money by making it myself, the bread I make is 100x better AND fresher than the crap they sell at the store or farmers market.     The Recipe: Read more about How to Make Artisan Bread For 60 cents![…] The post How to Make ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 8:20 PM
How I Bought 4 x Fourplexes in 12 Months – (Part 1)       **Quick Note: This is a long post. If you truly want to learn about my real estate, just call me, buy me a beer, and I’ll meet you and tell you all about it. And if you’re nice I’ll even Read more about How I Bought 4 x Fourplexes in 12 Months – (Part 1)[…] The ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 3:04 PM
  Ever heard of a NINK? Probably not… because I just made it up.   But you’ve heard of DINKs, right? Yeah, well, I’m throwing out a new acronym for those young couples out there that don’t have kids and don’t have to work anymore.   NINKS = No Income, No Kids   No Income?   Read more about From DINKS –> NINKS: No Income, No Kids[…] The post From DINKS –> ...
Posted: May 08 2018 @ 1:53 PM
So, you might be wondering if I think YOU should be getting up at 5AM…?   Well before I give my opinion, let’s remember:   “Opinions are like butt-holes. Everybody has one, and none of them smell very good.”     People FOR Getting Up at 5AM:   There’s a ton of 5AM-er gurus out Read more about Should Everyone Be Getting Up at 5 AM?[…] The post Should Everyone Be ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 1:39 PM
15 Years Ago… I was 18 years old and barely out of high school when I bought my first investment property. Actually, I should really say “stumbled upon” my first investment property. It was a family deal, driven mostly by my parents. Now before you go thinking that I was born with a silver spoon Read more about My First Investment Property, Age 18[…] The post My First Investment Property, Age ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 2:08 PM
Time To Declutter My Life!   It’s time to get rid of some of the crap in my house. I was looking around the other day and noticed the amount of clutter has built up to an uncomfortable level. I’m not sure how I let it get this bad in first place. I mean, do Read more about Why do I have 7 Surfboards?… Operation Declutter![…] The post Why do I ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 1:19 PM
DAILY EMAILS SENT AT 5 AM Every day I get up and send an email out to friends, family, strangers, etc.. I also post it here in this blog post. Want on the daily email list? Subscribe below.   5/7/2018 – Monday Shmonday…   There are so many good things to look forward to this Read more about 5 AM Emails – MAY 2018[…] The post 5 AM Emails – MAY ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 11:41 AM
It all started with Mom…   I think about my savings rate in a different way than most people. It’s because of my Mom.   When I was a young kid, my Mom paid me and my siblings to do chores around the house. Pretty standard chores like doing the family laundry, vacuuming/mopping, dishes, yard Read more about Tracking My Savings Rate as a Young Kid[…] The post Tracking My Savings ...
Posted: Apr 30 2018 @ 2:30 PM
The first 30 days of getting up at 5 AM is bittersweet. It’s awesome, but it can really suck at the same time. It’s not just mentally and physically exhausting, this seemingly minor life change bleeds into and affects almost every area of your life. Work performance changes, friends and family all react in different Read more about 5 AM Life: The First 30 Days[…] The post 5 AM Life: The ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 5:34 PM
I am NOT a morning person…   I’m not really a morning person. Never have been.    So, why even start a 5 AM challenge?   When I was little I used to wake up in a bad mood every morning. This bothered my Mom quite a bit as I was a major disruption to Read more about The 5 AM Challenge: It Begins[…] The post The 5 AM Challenge: It ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 1:47 PM


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