Ep 37: Student Loans, A Median Income & 2 Kids w Kyle Renke

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Kyle Renke graduated from college and hopped right on the American dream bandwagon. He started off with a starter house, added a couple of kids and moved onto a bigger, better house—one that he could barely afford.

He then went back to grad school, tacking on another $40k in student loans. Kyle and his wife spent money left and right, never seeming to be able to get ahead. Finally, he got sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Kyle read books and connected with friends in a better financial position. He sold the big house, threw everything at the student loans, and rented a smaller, MUCH less expensive place.

Kyle’s story shows that you CAN make big financial mistakes, change your course, and work toward financial freedom—even with children.

Listen here or on your favorite podcast app.

Excited to listen to this one. Love stories of people working through their lives with kids to achieve their levels of financial freedom. Looking to do the same being 26 and expecting my 2nd!

Hey Fabian:

Thanks for the feedback!  We definitely don’t try to use our kids as an excuse for working hard and finding our true potential. If anything, they inspire us to work harder and model what it’s like to pursue your goals. 


The name of the school is Acton Academy. You can find info from their main website: http://actonacademy.org

The book (which I highly recommend) that was written by the co-founder, Laura Sandefer, is called Courage to Grow and you can find it on Amazon. 


Hope that helps!


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