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Creative partnerships can lead to money magic

Creative partnerships can lead to money magic

Janell and Cori met in an ElleFactor Circle and weeks later, bought a house together. That may sound crazy. But it’s easier than you think. Cori and Janell had a lot in common, including the belief to buy a house, you need to have a spouse and/or a ton of cash. They both wanted to invest in real estate but didn’t know where to begin.

So how did they accomplish this? It’s been said that there are 3 key resources to any project: time, money, and talent. Once they combined forces, they had all three.

Read on to see how they did and take a look at the numbers..

Do you want a home or an empire?

Do you want a home or an empire?

If you've ever thought "schoolteachers don't make much money", think again. This week, we’re talking to real estate investor Steph Douglass, who started building her real estate empire while she was making just $35K/year.

Read on for some thoughts from Steph and then don’t forget to RSVP to April' 7th’s Coffee & Coin. There, she’ll share all the nitty gritty details of how she accomplished becoming a real-estate investor and business entrepreneur.

Drink the coffee, not the Kool-aid


On Sunday we had our 2nd Coffee & Coin event in Austin - the monthly forum where women talk wealth!

The room was full of inspired conversation and honest thoughts around how to set up our financial lives for success even when we hit roadblocks along the way.

A fearless woman named Holli shared her entire money journey (including the real numbers!) to a room full of supportive strangers.

It reminded me of something I come back to over and over again - there is a palpable sense of empowermentstrength, and love, in a room full of women supporting each other.

Holli shared her first money memory of learning her family wasn’t financially responsible after her dad got caught stealing cable (and the cartoons got shut off!) to:

  • Putting herself through school

  • Overcoming rocky relationships

  • Dealing with financial emergencies (that 10k bunny bill, though!)

  • Becoming the first person in her immediate family to own a home

  • Overhauling her career from earning 30K to 130K

  • And saving six figures in 8 years

All of which are great reminders that one event doesn’t define you and there is still time to take ahold of your financial future not by waiting, but by acting.  

The best time to take control of your financial future is when it feels:

  • Unclear

  • Expensive

  • Out of control

  • Confusing

  • Scary

  • Hard to navigate, etc.

That’s why ElleFactor Circles exist. To give you a place to design your financial future with a group of women by your side and all the tools you need for you and your new money crew to gain financial clarity, purpose, security and freedom.

Today, Holli is looking at creative ways to invest her money thanks to her experience in an ElleFactor Circle where she was encouraged to think outside the box, inspired to get her goals outlined, and supported to put them into action.

February's Coffee & Coin with Holli

At the next installment of coffee & coin:

You’ll hear from Ladies Get Paid ATX’s committee co-lead, Holli. She’ll share her:

  • First Money Memory of learning her family was not well off financially

  • How she bought a house as a single woman

  • How she saved 6 figures for retirement

  • And what her exact numbers are from income to savings to investing

Holli is an inspiring woman who’s actively involved in the Austin arts & financial wellness scene. On Sunday, February 3rd 11-12:30pm, come listen to her financial journey while enjoying a free cup of ‘Jo at Greater Goods on the Eastside. RSVP before tickets sell out like last time!

Lauren shares her ElleFactor Experience

Why was this experience life-changing?

I talk with Lauren to discover what made her want to join an ElleFactor Circle in the first place and what’s changed in her life since joining. For starters, she’s:

  1. Recently accepted a new job with a 25% salary increase + negotiated for equity

  2. Saved $1,500 in less than 3 months with plans to have $8,000 in her emergency fund by March 2019

  3. Reopened a dormant brokerage account to start investing again

  4. Will be saving 20-25% of her income next year towards her value based goals

Lauren is a creative soul and spectacular woman. She was looking for motivation on how and where to take her financial life to the next level.

Having the support of the other women in the Circle is what she believed helped her get unstuck from a job she had on autopilot and a lifestyle that wasn’t advancing her financial future.