Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Paul Bellar of Paul Bellar Appraisals

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Paul Bellar of Paul Bellar Appraisals https://paulbellarappraisals.appraiserxsites.com/Home.  I met Paul through Teacher Entrepreneur Dan Raffa, who is a realtor in the Bay Area.  Paul is a committed educator who also owns a thriving Real Estate Appraisal business.

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

PB:       My business is called Paul Bellar Appraisals and I’m located in San Francisco, CA

CS:       How long have you been an educator, and what positions have you held?

PB:       I am in my15th year.  I teach high school Biology mainly with Special Education students.

CS:       Why [...]

TE Tips: Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

TE Tips: Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh!

Recently, I had a young man who had a difficult story apply to live in one of our rental units.  He had just been released from prison and was looking for a fresh start.  Normally, he wouldn’t have gotten through our tenant screening process, but he was very honest with me about his crime and felt he had gotten a raw deal.  He gave me phone numbers to some law enforcement personnel that he said would verify his story.  He seemed genuine, so I took the time to check out his story.

He checked [...]

Banks: How To Find One for Your Small Business

Banking will be an important part of your business.  It will be important for you to find a bank that understands your small business and provides services that will help you run your business efficiently.  Most teachers already have a bank or credit union that they feel comfortable with, so it may be a matter of going to your institution and learning about the services they have available for small businesses.

You will want to shop around and research several banks just to make sure you’re getting the most services for the least cost.  Many banks will charge service fees associated [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: John Gardner of Virtual Music Office

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is John Gardner of Virtual Music Office  www.virtualmusicoffice.com   I met John through my work at TeacherEntrepreneur.com.  John was one of the first members to our site.  He has an extensive background in both music and business is always willing to share his experiences and help others.

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

JG:       My business is called Virtual Music Office and it is located in Huntington, IN.

CS:       How long have you been an educator and what positions have you held?

JG:       I have been a Teacher for 15 years [...]

TE Tips: A Quick Look at Your Net Worth

Today we are going to take a quick look at your net worth.  If you have never calculated this before, it should be an eye opening experience. We'll calculate your net worth by using the Simple Personal Financial Statement below.   Your net worth is a snapshot of your financial health at a moment in time.  Keep in mind your net worth is impacted by many factors such as:

Age
Income
Education
Family Size
Home Ownership

The Personal Financial Statement may take a little time to complete, but please take the time.  It will give you an accurate picture of your financial health.  It will also allow [...]

A Plan to Achieve Your Financial Dreams

This week we will take the financial priorities we considered last week and develop a plan that will move you toward your ideal financial life.

Step one this week is to choose two financial priorities that you believe have the greatest impact on your overall life satisfaction.  Take a few minutes to consider possible goals you would like to achieve in those areas.  Maybe you would like to:

Pay off your mortgage faster
Save for a vacation home
Fund your children’s education
Fund your retirement
Save for real estate investments

Select and write down 1 long term (5 years or more) goal for each of the 2 [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Dan Raffa of Keller Williams Benchmark Properties

This week's Teacher Entrepreneur is Dan Raffa of Keller Williams Benchmark Properties http://x358266.yourkwagent.com/.  I was introduced to Dan by Mitch Weathers of Organized Binder.  Dan is a Teacher and Realtor in the San Francisco Bay area.  He has a passion for service and a mission to help Teachers be able to buy their own home, which is no small task in a market where average home prices exceed $1,000,000.

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

DR:      I am a Realtor for Keller Williams Benchmark Properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I work the entire Bay [...]

TE Tips: Must Read Personal Finance Books Part 2

Must Read Personal Finance Books Part 2
Welcome to week two of my Must Read Personal Finance Books.  I hope these books are as helpful and inspiring to you as they have been to me.  If you happened to miss Part 1 here is the link to last week's post http://teacherentrepreneur.com/te-tips-must-read-personal-finance-books-part-1/

Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins
Great read, but long.  Almost 700 pages.  Includes a 7 step plan that anyone can use to gain financial freedom.  Provides advanced strategies for protecting your money in a down market.  Provides insights from some of the greatest financial minds in the world.  Worth the time [...]

4 Steps to Effective Money Management

Few things have as much direct impact on your stress level as money.  In the next two weeks I will show you how to create a plan that will dramatically reduce your stress from money.  If you have the courage to act, you can significantly improve your financial condition in a relatively short period of time.  There are Teacher Entrepreneurs all over the country that have taken control of their financial futures.  I can show you how to be one of them.

When I planned this series, I initially planned to spend one week on financial planning, but the topic is [...]

Teacher Entrepreneur Profile: Josh Buhro of We Teach SCUBA LLP

This week’s Teacher Entrepreneur profile is Josh Buhro of We Teach Scuba LLP (www.weteachscuba.com) which is located in Northeast Indiana.  I met Josh when I worked for East Noble Schools.  Josh is a great guy with a passion for education.  He has been able to blend his passion for education with his passion for SCUBA and turn them into a growing business.  I would highly recommend Josh for all your SCUBA needs.

CS:       What is the name of your business and where is it located?

JB:       My business is called We Teach SCUBA LLP, we are located in Northeast, Indiana and we [...]