Speech: Is This The American Dream?

This weekend, I was honored to be invited to the Westside Unitarian Unversalist Church of Farragut, Tennessee and share my story of debt freedom, financial sustainability, and authenticity with their welcoming congregation. With their permission, I am sharing this speech with you.     Enjoy. -AJH

What happens when your partner earns more money than you…and makes it known?

If you've followed my recent blog posts, you know that I lost my job a couple of months ago. Although I was quiet about it at first, I am being public about it now...because it's a learning experience in my financial resilience and independence. The sudden drop of income has brought new challenges to my [...]

7 Steps To Buying Your First House

A majority of Americans want to buy a house someday. But how can you pull that off with our stagnant wages and student loan debt? Here's the 7 crucial steps you must do to qualify to buy a house.   Disclosure: Yes, I am a mortgage lender. No, I am not writing on behalf of [...]

The 95 Year History of 1 House.

Have you ever sat down and asked yourself... why is there a "good" part of town, a "bad" part of town, and how this plays into your ability to earn wealth?   Preface: This post is a little unconventional and subtle from some of my other personal finance articles. It highlights a history of wealth distribution [...]

Adrian’s 5 Secrets To Staying Financially Strong

Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was my financial freedom. Here's a few actionable tricks that I use every single day to make sure I am closer to being RICH than I am to being poor.   Be specific, and be intentional. When setting a goal, it feels natural to make a proud [...]

Why is there so much pressure to buy the perfect gift? Here's what i'm doing instead.

When did the holidays become so “stuff” driven? Like, seriously. Why is there so much pressure to buy the perfect gift? I'm not a fan. Here's what i'm doing instead. I could talk about “how we got here” but I don’t have any plans of turning my personal finance blog into the center for religious [...]

Year Two: How much I paid off in 2017.

As the year 2018 approaches, it’s time to recap what kind of financial progress I made in 2017.   Spoiler: It was a good year to be my financial plan. #SorryNotSorry   For those of you who joined my journey this year, I started working to get out of debt in October of 2016 after [...]