Raising a Family While Seeking Financial Freedom with Chris and Debbie Emick

Chris and Debbie Emick have two daughters—AND are well on their way to financial independence through a combination of local and long distance real estate investing coupled with frugality and conscious spending.

Chris and Debbie are everyday Joes living the dream in small-town Colorado. Debbie home schools their two daughters and manages their rental property business from home, after her 14-year career in teaching. Chris is a passionate leader to his team of network engineers by day and organic gardener/personal finance extraordinaire by night. Their home base is rural Southeastern CO, where they can go for dirt-road runs and trafficless drives while still being able to make quick mountain trips for hiking, backpacking, and skiing.

This is the first in a periodic series of interviews with families who are on the path to financial freedom.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Chris and Debbie’s personal finance journey
  • Debbie’s autoimmune disease diagnosis
  • Lifestyle changes and adjustments they made to achieve their objectives
  • Using the YNAB app to budget their money
  • How they track all their spending
  • How their budget works
  • Why they invest their money in real estate
  • The very first property they purchased
  • Properties they have purchased since
  • The cash flow they produce from their portfolio
  • Household and quality of life improvements
  • Their goals for the next few years
  • What the cash flow quadrant is
  • And SO much more!

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  • “You find what you are looking for.” (Tweet This!)
  • “If we can do it, they can do it, too. It is just a matter of taking a look at priorities.” (Tweet This!)

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