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10 Tips for Early Financial Independence

As we continue our February FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, it’s important to understand what it takes to achieve early financial independence. Many people mistakenly think that earning a high salary is all it takes, while others may be… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth March 2014: Financial Lessons From the California Drought

March 3, 2014

Hey, Yes, the weather is still a hot topic of conversation across the country. California (my current home) is finally getting some much needed rainfall after a severe winter drought…Minnesota (my birthplace) is still experiencing below zero temperatures in March… Read Now >>


Matt’s Appearance on Love Real Estate Radio – Feb 22, 2014

February 27, 2014

Here is a link to our Love Real Estate radio show appearance on February 22, 2014. My segment starts at minute 42:00. Check it out. In it we discussed some big picture ideas for managing your finances like a business.… Read Now >>


Personal Tax Organization Checklist

February 10, 2014

Never has the IRS spent more money on their enforcement budget than they are in 2014. This means more scrutiny and double-checking of tax returns. If you are committed to building wealth then you must be running your money like… Read Now >>


Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People

February 6, 2014

Source: Business-Management-Degree.net


Illumination Wealth February 2014: The Biggest Expense Standing In Your Way To Wealth…

February 3, 2014

Welcome to February! As of January 31st, the IRS is now accepting tax returns. Aren’t you excited? One of my “mentors” Jim Rohn tells the story of The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs. His story starts off by saying “taxation may… Read Now >>


Matt’s Appearance on Love Real Estate Radio

January 9, 2014

Here is a link to our Love Real Estate radio show appearance on December 21, 2013. My segment starts at minute 36:20. Check it out. In it we discussed some very important topics for future home-buyers and wealth builders including:… Read Now >>


Illumination Wealth January 2014: Is It Possible to Predict the Future?

January 2, 2014

Happy 2014! We hope you had an excellent holiday season and that it carries over into an even better 2014.  As they say, today is your first (or second) blank page of a 365 page book. Make sure your write… Read Now >>


A ‘Real’ San Diego Real Estate Market Update

December 13, 2013

My friend, Jeff Grant of Sand & Sea Investments (a Full Service Real Estate Brokerage Firm in San Diego) provided me with some great information regarding the San Diego housing market. Recently, he sat down with key economists, speculators, and statisticians… Read Now >>


Think & Grow Rich

December 9, 2013

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of the best business and personal development books ever written. It has influenced more high-achieving wealth builders (not just financially) than any other book out there. Here is a link to… Read Now >>


Illumination Wealth December 2013: Do you have WINter vACaTION Plans?

December 2, 2013

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family. Over the weekend a friend shared with me something about being grateful that I would like to share with you: “ Gratitude is simply a choice to become aware… Read Now >>