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Hello, my name is Gabe Kelley. I live in Juneau Alaska. I am currently working in Louisiana as a rope access welder. I get paid very well, I have no expecnes and am saving money. I believe that in the next 18 months I can save 100k and then I am looking to start buying rentals. Anyone else on here from Juneau? From SE Alaska?

Hey Gabe, 

Ashley from Juneau, AK here. I am a Property Manager/Sales Person for Summit Realty. I could help you with your rental property purchase as well as manage it for you if you don't wish to manage it yourself. Let me know if I might be able to help.

Thanks,

Ashley Clements

Newbie from Palm Beach Gardens , FL.

Hello everybody.

Even though I wrote on the Bigger Pocket forum, I have not yet introduced myself properly to the BP community, but before I want to thanks Mike M specialist from Paradise Valley, AZ for has been the first person to welcome me. As well as Joshua Dorkins from Denver, Colorado with the guidelines for the intro.

My name is Alejandro Condis Reyes Alias “NONO”.

I am originally from Cuba, but I am currently living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

I have a dual license as a Massage Therapist as well as Physical Therapist Assistant and I am currently working on both professions.

About three years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the book “Cash Flow” from Robert Kiyosaki, and after I finished reading it, I knew that I have to do fundamental changes in my life; otherwise, I would not be able to achieve my goals.

Since I read the book, I have been assisting to different “Free Events” promoted by the Rich Dad Company, and this is where I was first exposed to “Real State” as a vehicle for financial freedom, but at the same time, I was enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. So as a result, I put on hold the investment part for me to be able to finish and pass the board for Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Knowing how much income I will make this year from my two jobs; I finally decided to put end to the hold I had since three years before, so I signed for a 3-days Real State class.

The seminar was scheduled to run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but it was given 1 ½ each day for lunch each day, plus 10 to 15 minutes break every few hours. So technically one day out of three was pure lunch+ breaks. In addition, It did not take longer for me to start feeling the pressure of the sell pitch.

For example, one homework we were told to do the first day was to check our credit score out once we arrive at home that night.

The second day we were suggested to use the credit scores in order to ask for a loan for us to sign up for another upsell.

But not everything on the seminar was bad; I had the chance to meet another participant who told me about Biggerpockets.com.

He ensured me that I could probably find the same information, if not better in BP, plus is free.

I became member of BP on July 2018, and since then I have been reading the “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide” as well as listening to the Pockets.

I am practically reading and recollecting information.

I have not made the plan, but my main goal is to become financially free.

Hi Gabe, welcome to the forum

One question - why wait until you have 100k? 

You can do deals with much less. A good idea is especially if you partner with people who could guide you on the first deal then you get to learn as well as invest.

There's loads of stories on BP of people who started with less money and got the ball rolling - maybe you will see something that inspires you to get started sooner?

Best of luck anyway

@Gabe Kelley Welcome to BP!

Some of my favorite resources below:

If you haven’t already listened to the podcasts I’d start there.

Podcasts

Episode 108 - Grant Cardone... Just listen…

Episode 283 Paul Thompson - Quite a new episode but I would think everyone would agree this is a top episode. Mainly, the systems implemented are fascinating (VA, automated offers, etc.) Plus...escape velocity...

Episode 113Jay Papasan - Very practical slow and steady advice

Episode 221 - Tim Shiner - his concept of equity build up and "shearing the sheep" shows some of the flexibility of real estate vs a 401k

Last but not least, I also recommend all the tax advice given by my fellow CPAs on the BP Podcast.

Amanda Han

Brandon Hall

Tax Reform Update – Brandon Hall and Amanda Han

Linda Weygant

Guides

Ultimate Beginners Guide

Forum Stickies

BP Calculators or spreadsheets uploaded by members

My Favorite Books

I have to say all of the BP books…right? :)

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

What Every Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow

Hope this information can give you a good start. Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Originally posted by @Alejandro Condis reyes :

Newbie from Palm Beach Gardens , FL.

Hello everybody.

Even though I wrote on the Bigger Pocket forum, I have not yet introduced myself properly to the BP community, but before I want to thanks Mike M specialist from Paradise Valley, AZ for has been the first person to welcome me. As well as Joshua Dorkins from Denver, Colorado with the guidelines for the intro.

My name is Alejandro Condis Reyes Alias “NONO”.

I am originally from Cuba, but I am currently living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

I have a dual license as a Massage Therapist as well as Physical Therapist Assistant and I am currently working on both professions.

About three years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the book “Cash Flow” from Robert Kiyosaki, and after I finished reading it, I knew that I have to do fundamental changes in my life; otherwise, I would not be able to achieve my goals.

Since I read the book, I have been assisting to different “Free Events” promoted by the Rich Dad Company, and this is where I was first exposed to “Real State” as a vehicle for financial freedom, but at the same time, I was enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. So as a result, I put on hold the investment part for me to be able to finish and pass the board for Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Knowing how much income I will make this year from my two jobs; I finally decided to put end to the hold I had since three years before, so I signed for a 3-days Real State class.

The seminar was scheduled to run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but it was given 1 ½ each day for lunch each day, plus 10 to 15 minutes break every few hours. So technically one day out of three was pure lunch+ breaks. In addition, It did not take longer for me to start feeling the pressure of the sell pitch.

For example, one homework we were told to do the first day was to check our credit score out once we arrive at home that night.

The second day we were suggested to use the credit scores in order to ask for a loan for us to sign up for another upsell.

But not everything on the seminar was bad; I had the chance to meet another participant who told me about Biggerpockets.com.

He ensured me that I could probably find the same information, if not better in BP, plus is free.

I became member of BP on July 2018, and since then I have been reading the “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide” as well as listening to the Pockets.

I am practically reading and recollecting information.

I have not made the plan, but my main goal is to become financially free.

 Stay away from "Events" of those kinds.

Find a good Guru or mentor, or just take action on your own.

Originally posted by @Gabe Kelley :

Hello, my name is Gabe Kelley. I live in Juneau Alaska. I am currently working in Louisiana as a rope access welder. I get paid very well, I have no expecnes and am saving money. I believe that in the next 18 months I can save 100k and then I am looking to start buying rentals. Anyone else on here from Juneau? From SE Alaska?

 Hello and welcome! Best of luck to you! 

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