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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in 6 Years

house hacking Mar 12, 2021

You heard me right!

You can pay off your mortgage fast, in as little as 6 years. Maybe even in 4 years if your mortgage is less than average.

I know because we paid off ours quickly! We paid off our mortgage in our early 30s. And we weren’t living in a super cheap house either.

A median priced home in our area is $135k. Ours was $250k. We’re in a part of the country where $250k buys you a really nice, above average home. I recognize that’s not the case everywhere.

Anyhow, you can pay off your mortgage quickly if you’ll do one simple thing.


Yep, you need to move. 2-3 times in those 6 years to be exact.


You see, the IRS wants to give you a gift. I know it’s hard to believe. If you’ll buy a home, and live in it at least 2 years as your primary residence, you can sell it after 2 years and take up to $500k profit tax free for married couples. Did you hear the key words there? TAX FREE!

Are you kidding?!?!? Nope, it’s true (IRS...

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Is It Really Possible to Travel Nearly Free?

travel hacking Mar 05, 2021

Short answer: Yes!

If you’re paying a lot to travel, you don’t have to anymore!

Our family has been traveling for several years now for nearly free. I took our family of 4 to NYC for Christmas free! Then the next year I took my wife to Charleston free! Then the following year we had trips to Chicago, London, Paris, and Seaside booked free (but COVID interfered). And we just booked a 2-week trip to Hawaii for our family of 4 free as well! We’ve done this over and over again. I know it seems too good to be true, but it really isn't - ha!

How do we do this? We use credit card rewards earned from welcome bonuses that we apply for in a strategic order.

Welcome bonuses are the key. An example of a welcome bonus is a card that advertises 50,000 free points if you spend $3,000 on the card in 3 months. Typically you'd have to put $50,000 in spend on that card to earn the 50,000 free points, but they are incentivizing you to apply for the card by giving you that many...

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Earn an Extra $10k in Only 10 Hours Each Year

general tentmaking Feb 26, 2021

You’re probably wondering, “Is that even possible?”

Well, it is! And you can do it in your spare time. We’ve done this ourselves many times and helped other pastors do it as well.

It’s much easier than you think.

It’s something either you or your spouse can do. And you can do it over and over again each year.

I created a Free Guide that shares with you the 5 Simple Steps to Earn an Extra $10k in Only 10 Hours Each Year.

Click here to access the guide!

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15 Ideas for Level 3 Tentmakers

A Level 3 Tentmaker is looking to earn a full-time income. Ideally in flexible ways that support their ministry schedule.

Needed: ~$60k+

Ways to make an extra $60k+:

  1. Social Media Management - work with clients to create social media accounts and post regular updates to them
  1. Commission Sales - many sales jobs are flexible and allow you to get paid for results rather than for time
  1. Online Courses/Coaching - online education has become a very large industry with great potential for full-time income
  1. Realtor - this can provide a little extra money, part-time income or full-time income depending on the time you can spend
  1. Moving Company - I have friends that are running a moving business to provide for themselves full-time for ministry purposes
  1. Real Estate Acquisitions - real estate investors are often looking for people to help them find and purchase new properties
  1. Freelance programming - learn to code and monetize your ability online
  1. Network Administration - offer IT...
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15 Ideas for Level 2 Tentmakers

A Level 2 Tentmaker is looking to earn an extra part-time income. Ideally in flexible ways that support their ministry schedule.

Needed: ~$20,000

Ways to earn an extra $20k (for you or your spouse):

  1. Uber/Lyft Driver - in your free time, drive people around, build new relationships and make extra money
  2. Virtual Assistant - using a site like Upwork.com, you can work from home as someone’s assistant on your own time
  3. Deliver pizzas - the classic Dave Ramsey way to earn extra money
  4. Paint houses - you can make significant extra money doing just a few houses a year
  5. Mow lawns each week - many of us did this as teenagers and if you scale it up a bit, you can easily make extra income
  6. Hang Christmas lights - I have a friend who makes $200-300/house each year doing this for a total of around $20k/yr
  7. Virtual Bookkeeper - learn this skill and help others online keep track of their income/expenses
  8. Deliver packages for Amazon - can pursue this around your ministry schedule
  9. Become a...
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15 Ideas for Level 1 Tentmakers

A Level 1 Tentmaker is looking to earn just a little bit of extra spending money, often to take their family on vacation or get away with their spouse a few times a year.

Needed: ~$5,000

Here are some ideas to earn an extra $5k:

  1. Teach English Online - many opportunities to teach English online to people wanting to learn from and practice with native English speakers
  1. Instacart/Door Dash/Uber Eats - food and grocery delivery has become even more popular with the pandemic
  1. Tutoring (pick a subject) - online or in your city, there are opportunities to tutor hourly in subjects you are proficient in
  1. Flip products on Facebook Marketplace/eBay/Craigslist - guitars, purses, couches, or other high value items that you can look for good deals on and sell for a bit more
  1. Couponing - if you are diligent about finding and using coupons, you can save/make quite a bit of money
  1. Referrals - connect with your friends in sales and offer to bring them leads for a referral fee (many industries...
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The 3 Levels of Tentmaking

general tentmaking Jan 30, 2021


After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.” Acts 18:1-4 NIV

At times, the Apostle Paul was a tentmaker to support his ministry. If that’s what you’re looking to do, you’re in good company!

All over the world pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders are working outside their ministries to support themselves inside their ministries.

Some call it bi-vocational.

Others call it co-vocational.

Still others say they are “tentmaking” like the Apostle Paul.

Whatever you end up calling it, the first step is to decide what Level of Tentmaking you need.

One level isn’t superior...

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Free Hawaii Trip or $1,500+ Cash

travel hacking Jan 20, 2021

The title sounds like click bait, right? Too good to be true?

Thankfully, it isn't!

I want to start posting more regular free content to help pastors, missionaries & church leaders supplement or replace their ministry incomes with tentmaking. 

I figured I'd start with helping you take a free trip to Hawaii or get some quick cash! How does that sound? Ha! Pretty good I'm sure!

No gimmicks here. We've been doing this for years!

Click below to get a free PDF of the 7 Steps to booking your trip for 2 to Hawaii for free!

Free Hawaii Trip

Happy Travels!

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