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June 28, 2021

How House Hacking Helps Us Live for Free – w/ Ali & Josh (The FI Couple)

Ali and Josh The FI Couple

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In this wild real estate market, house hacking has become a popular way to lower your cost of living and take advantage of the appreciating asset of real estate.

But what is house hacking? How does it work?

Well, our guests today are here to help us learn more. Ali & Josh are the married couple and financial educators behind The FI Couple, a platform dedicated to helping individuals take control of their finances.

Episode Overview

Ali, Josh and I review the following:

  • What is House Hacking
  • How can House Hacking help you live for cheap for free
  • What their real estate investing plans are and how it is helping them achieve financial independence

Ali and Josh (The FI Couple) are winning in the first years of their marriage through house hacking. See if this real estate investing plan can help you live for free!


Guest Bio – Ali and Josh (The FI Couple)

We are a married couple in Upstate New York who are using real estate investing, specifically House Hacking coupled with frugality to not only pay off $100,000 of student loans but also get on track to become financially free in our 30's.

As newlyweds in 2018, we started our life together with a combined $100,000 in student loan debt & very different money mindsets. In the years leading up to our marriage, finances were rarely discussed and we lacked knowledge or resources needed to learn money management. Along with student loans, we had two car payments, lived in an 800 sq. ft. “luxury” apartment and spent our money as fast as we earned it. We were burnt out and overwhelmed- working long hours at jobs that made us unhappy and kept us away from each other.

We knew that we needed to make a radical change and that we didn’t want to live the same way for the next thirty years. This is when we found Dave Ramsey & eventually Bigger Pockets and suddenly we had a “community” of people showing us that the dream life we aspired to have could be achieved and in a fraction of the time we thought it would take. And just like that, we became HOOKED on the pursuit of FIRE.

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Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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