What does it take to keep you satisfied and happy? Your answer will play a large role in how you fit into the economy and what types of decisions you should be making when it comes to acquiring skills.
Today on our farmhouse restoration vlog we take a look at bathroom vent fans and venting the drain system. We have the vent fans installed, now its time to drill some holes in the exterior walls and run some duct work before insulation is installed. While I am on the roof I decide to drill […]
“Out With the Old, In With the New” Subfloor Style
Watch me tear up the old floor. I found some ship lap in the process of the demo, salvaged that, and then installed a new sub floor. The new floor is a 3/4 OSB tongue and groove, glued down with constructions adhesive and then fastened with some ring shank nails.
Perhaps you’ve seen it (or maybe believe it yourself), people throwing around negativity when it comes to those who are rich. Before you go and start throwing rich people under the bus, let’s stop and think about things. In particular, how exactly did they get rich in the first place?
A common question among those people looking to build long term wealth is whether they should start with real estate investing or investing into the stock market? While there is not right or wrong answer, there are a couple of key questions that should be considered in order to ensure you’re putting yourself in the […]
Being a person who works hard in life is an attribute that will take you far, there is no question there. With this being said, when it comes to hard work and finances, things get a bit odd. You can have someone who is extremely hard working, yet, at the end of each month… is […]
One of the most basic, yet important, areas of personal finance and wealth building is understanding what interest rates are and how they work. Interest rates can be broken down into two categories, both of which I discuss and explain.
Ever find yourself asking at the end of each week/month, where did all my money go? According to some newly released statistics, you are not alone in this and the reason is more than likely “leaks”. Make sure to give this video a watch with an open mind and be ready to take some action […]
How does a tariff work in the real world? What are the results when tariffs are put into place by countries? In order to understand the results, you need to first understand the general context of how transactions and business operate.
I heard this statement several years ago while working as an engineer, and since then, it has proven to be more and more accurate. Factor in the explosion in social media and this phenomenon has gone crazy. Let’s all just take a breath though and calm down and think about what rich actually is.
Who knows, maybe this money making strategy still works, but the idea here is to show you how when things become unbalanced, there are money making opportunities. I noticed an unbalanced market in college that allowed me to put lots of extra cash in my pocket.
Have you ever heard this? It’s a total scam and lie spread by the mainstream media. I need to do a bit of ranting (backed up by proof) on how the financial media is so misleading when it comes to the actual truth.
I got a little professional help on this one. Miles Ulberg Builders came out to set some trusses and build some rafters over the rebuilt entry way and garage. Within a couple hours they had the walls braced, trusses on, rafters built, and the whole thing sheathed and rakes and facia boards installed!
Kind of a wrap-up episode today. A quick recap of the random framing we have done in the basement, including building my office and installing some new stairs. Then we move upstairs and show you the new windows framed in and ready to go there. And then we actually build the laundry room, frame a […]
How to Fix College Prices and Student Loan Problems
When it comes to the cost of going to college, the prices are out of control in the upwards direction. Every single year the prices creep higher and higher and it’s been this way for years now. To compound the problem, it’s now becoming a well-known statistic that student loans are spinning out of control […]
I’ve received a couple emails from people who decided to invest into themselves and their future by giving The SLAB Money Method a try, so I wanted to share them with you. I fully believe in my method and that if you go into it with serious intent, the sky will become the limit for […]
There have been many “bubbles” over the history of time and perhaps you’ve heard the term; however, you just aren’t quite sure what is actually is. I talk about market bubbles and not only what they are, but also how they form and what causes all the moving parts to play out.
We will be heating this farmhouse with radiant or hydronic heat, in the floor. This video is just a quick update about the process to install the heating tubing in the concrete slab to heat the basement. We have all the of the tubing installed as well as the manifold, down the road, we will […]
When you are in the mindset of wanting to build wealth and take control of your finances, you better be “all in” when it comes to ensuring you are getting the most of your dollar. Perhaps you’ve heard of the term before, but “purchasing power” is misunderstood by many and is one of the concepts […]
The first step is to get yourself a snowball, but once you do have one, you enter into a pivotal moment in your personal finance journey. You can either melt the snowball or push it. The choice is yours, but the outcomes will be vastly different over the long run. Learn how I push and […]
Understanding the concept and general though process of a payback period is extremely important for the well being of your personal finances and wealth building efforts. At times certain numbers can deceive you by appearing more expensive (or less) than they actually are, so with that being the case, it’s always important to apply the […]
Yup, we picked up the house, dug out, and poured a new basement. Then we set the whole thing back down. Check out how we did it. Whats next for the farmhouse? Radiant heat, basement floor, framing… the list goes o
Investing into the stock market for the long haul is one of the most proven ways to general wealth over time. How do you get started investing is a common (and wise) question often asked, so I walk you through the two main items you will need on the checklist. Sign up for M1 Finance […]
On the surface this real estate negotiation trick may not seem like much given the percentages are so low; however, you must keep in mind that on the bigger numbers that are part of real estate, small percentages make huge differences! This is a tactic I’ve used many times before within my real estate investing […]
It’s time to look beyond the money. Sure, a part time job may not pay huge amounts of money; however, when it comes to filling up the experience box, a part time job will pay huge in the big picture of building wealth.
I’m well aware that 0% interest loans appear attractive and like a good deal on the surface, but is that actually the case? In my view, if you approach this question from a certain angle, the answer becomes abundantly clear.
Perhaps you’ve read or heard that the stock market is forward looking. What does that actually mean? It’s a beginner concept, but we all start out as newbies to the stock market, so when it comes to investing, this general concept must be understood. Learn my personal investing strategy, step-by-step, that I’m using to build […]
Do you know someone who has the mentality of the system being rigged against them? Or in other words, the little guy just can’t get ahead in this life. This is a load of garbage and one of the biggest lies being passed around. In all actuality, the system is indeed rigged… you can’t debate […]
If you feel like you just can’t get ahead in life, it’s time to look in the mirror and be honest with yourself about the choices you’ve been making. Sure, not being able to afford something and needing to “wait a bit longer” so you can save is not the most enjoyable solution; however, making […]
How you view the world and certain situations is the key driver to the results you ultimately create for yourself. I am aware that is a very broad statement on my end, so I use a recent headline and article to give an example of what the prosperity perspective looks like in real life. Learn […]
After a long delay we are finally back with another episode, this time we are talking about the design. We give you a quick update on where the project stands, and then give a detailed tour of what our new home will look like via a 3d model design by Staci!
Why I Started MoneyWithClay.com and Feedback Wanted
I wanted to share with you why I’m taking on this personal finance and wealth building venture by providing a bit of first hand proof that I encountered. On top of this, I’m not quite sure where I want to take the channel, so I am 100% open to comments, questions and suggestions. Let’s hear […]
Just a quick update on our project. A ton of demolition has been done, with a ton left. Thanks to our local youth group all of the stucco has been removed from the main level and new sheathing and house wrap has gone up on the outside. Also discuss our decision about how we choose […]