Revealing the numbers: Tracking my Net Worth

Revealing the numbers: Tracking my Net Worth

As you may have noticed, I recently added Tracking Your Net Worth as part of my “Take Action” suggestions at the bottom of each blog and I imagine some of you might be thinking, “Why is this important?”.


Well in addition to being an Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor, I wear the important badge of FIRE enthusiast. This means, that I have “money goals baby!” and I want to know how close I am to achieving them. Plus, I believe what you focus on grows, so why don’t we all put a little more attention on those sexy bank accounts?

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Kickfurther! A New Stream of Investing that Supports Small Businesses

Kickfurther! A New Stream of Investing that Supports Small Businesses

So we’ve all heard of Kickstarter right? If you’ve been living under a rock, their website describes them as: “Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative ideas that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

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My takeaways from Burning Man, Including How to Make Everything Play.

My takeaways from Burning Man, Including How to Make Everything Play.

I’m back from a week (or 9 days) in the dust! Although Burning Man has a reputation of being all parties and art, it is also a city with many different workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities to fill up your days. Burning Man can also be described as a third party or entity like a trickster house elf, creating magical circumstances and serendipity, while also destroying your plans and bringing up your inner struggles. Ah, what a wonderful place to work on ourselves!

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Zero Waste Living for Early Retirement

Zero Waste Living for Early Retirement

Two days ago I was listening to a Podcast interview with Bea Johnson who wrote Zero Waste Home and travels all over the world teaching about the Zero Waste movement. In the episode, she said that when her family decided to switch over to a Zero Waste lifestyle, they were surprised to find that their expenses dropped by 40%. That’s when the lightbulb went off in my head and I knew I had to share it with you all. 

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The Power of Self Confidence

The Power of Self Confidence

Yesterday when I was on a direct flight home from New York to Denver, I decided to watch a light chick flick called “I Feel Pretty”. Now, don’t rush out and add it to your watchlist, it's pretty basic, and yet when you are open for messages, sometimes you can get “ah ha” moments in the most unlikely of places. 

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New Offering! Let us build your Airbnb Listing & House Manual

New Offering! Let us build your Airbnb Listing & House Manual

I want to share two friend success stories before we get into the whys and hows:

Friend #1 had been thinking about listing her spare bedrooms for 8 or 9 months but could not get around to doing it. I told her I’d come over to chat with her about it and I got her so excited that we took photos and listed the 2 rooms on the spot! That’s what I call taking action! She had bookings the following day and now those rooms pay the mortgage on her 4bdrm home.

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Two new podcasts! Take a listen...

Two new podcasts! Take a listen...

May has been podcast month! I have been recording 2 or so a week, including some fun big name ones that should be coming out in the next few months.

I do not usually post here when a new podcast comes out, but since 2 episodes came out within a few days of each other, I thought it would be a good time to remind you of the media section where you can find a list of all the podcasts that I have been on: https://www.zeonamcintyre.com/media

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Why I never use LLCs for my properties

Why I never use LLCs for my properties

Readers frequently write in and ask me whether or not I recommend putting their properties into an LLC. While this is a very personal choice, I will tell you why I do not go this route. Of course, keep in mind while reading that I am not a lawyer or a tax accountant so you will have to use your best judgement or may want to get a professional opinion.

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Why I Chose FIRE

Why I Chose FIRE

For as long as I can remember, a strong value in my life has been around Freedom. I felt a deep need for it and the main vehicle I saw for getting it was money.

I watched my parents struggle and suffer. My dad was a fast-talking dreamer who could sell ice to an eskimo and wanted to “Get Rich Quick” and my mother was a soft spoken, kind soul with low self worth, who believed that you had to “work hard” for money. Neither were very good with money or had anything saved. They were living paycheck to paycheck and I assume, just putting off thinking about the future.

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Guest Post: How this Combat Veteran replaced his income with Airbnb!

Guest Post: How this Combat Veteran replaced his income with Airbnb!

It’s funny how life works out sometimes.  

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”

This is how I choose to look at my path to FIRE.  

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Playing with FIRE Documentary - My Review!

Playing with FIRE Documentary - My Review!

Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to get snuck in to the Premiere Screening of Documentary Playing With FIRE, after the tickets sold out in just a few hours. My kind friends Pete & Carl, co-owners of the MMM Headquarters in Longmont, were hosting the event. Although I had a feeling it would packed like most of their meetups are, I had no idea that so many of the big name bloggers who were in the film, the entire cast and much of the crew would also be there. It was a truly a treat.

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Guest Post: New Airbnb Strategy? “Try Before You Buy”!

Guest Post: New Airbnb Strategy? “Try Before You Buy”!

“My idea merged my interest in the short term rental and real estate markets.  A while back, I found an Airbnb press release where Chip Conley, the former head of hospitality at Airbnb explained that Airbnb was partnering with Realtor.com.  In that partnership, potential home buyers were encouraged to use Airbnb to get a feel for an area before deciding where to settle.”

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Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

I imagine some of you avid readers have come across my friend Amy’s popular blog in the Airbnb space: The Abundant Host. As it turns out, we are both entrepreneurial, world-traveling women residing in Boulder, so we were bound to connect! Amy gracefully agreed to share some of her secrets with us, including some exciting new courses she’s working on for 2019. She’ll also be posting a “top secrets” article from me as well, so check that out on her site!

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Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

I have a few fun announcements:

Toilets to Tenants, a Landlord meetup group in Denver, asked me to come do a Q&A at their next event! Their events are free and open to the public. We will be discussing local Denver Short Term Rental laws, pros and cons to listing your home on Airbnb, whether or not to use a management company - like myself, etc.

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TurnKey VR Investments: Finally, a company that does it all! From Purchase to Furnish to Management

TurnKey VR Investments: Finally, a company that does it all! From Purchase to Furnish to Management

While I was at GuestyVal, I made many valuable connections, one of them was to the brothers behind DesignedVR.com. Their front is as a management company but I am here to blow open their invite-only secret, that they are also providing fully Turn-Key, Vacation Rentals Investments! Shahar Goldboim is a local Broker in the Ft. Lauderdale area so he can assist eager investors through the process from searching to close, then they have relationships with wholesalers to get under market discounts on furniture that they plan, design, and install for you. Lastly, they will manage the home completely from start to finish. The bonus (as if you need more convincing) is that their background is in analytics, so they have designed a ease to use, fully transparent website that allows you to see all the breakdowns of how your investment is performing. Truly a hands off experience.

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Should you attend GuestyVal next year? My review!

Should you attend GuestyVal next year? My review!

I returned home late Tuesday night after 16 hours of flying from the beautiful Tel Aviv, where I spent 10 leisurely days. Jet lag is still in full swing for me and I am writing this in the 5am hour. Of course the GuestyVal conference was only 3 days, but for such a long trip, I felt the need to stretch it out and explore.

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Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, may have seen glimpses of my sister’s off the grid Tiny Home in Maui, Hawaii. Zeena, her husband, and his father poured almost 2 years of nights and weekends into building the little dreamboat. Last year they introduced a baby into the mix and the results are just adorable. She recently started a blog to tell the story of the Build and how the 3 of them Live and Thrive in the small space.

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