Mike Burchfield

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How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer bought their house on a 0.10-acre lot in Sacramento for nearly $300,000 in 2008.<p>The idea behind paying off a loan …

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer shares 6 tricks for getting people to do what you want

He'd pretend to be a suicidal policeman, holding a gun to his neck, threatening to take his own life.<p>His job was to challenge his audience — a room full of FBI agents and police officers — to talk him out of it.<p>"In the end, I always pulled the trigger, and then, from the point of view of that role …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

A habit that takes less than 5 minutes a day has made all the difference with my money

It can take a while to form new ones: 66 days on average, up to 254. The good news is that some of the most valuable habits are also the simplest ones.<p>Consider my go-to money habit, for example: <b>I take five minutes at the end of each day to record everything I bought.</b><p>I simply open my Excel …