Real Estate Investing Acquania Escarne

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What you don’t learn from a mentor, you learn from mistakes.

Acquania Escarne is the founder and CEO of RRD Investments, a real estate investment company focused on leveraging the power of real estate to create generational wealth. In addition to handling the daily demands of running RRD Investments, Acquania recently launched The Purpose of Money, a website for women focused on building generational wealth for their families.

In this episode, we chat about how to get started investing in real estate and ways to think ahead and intentionally leave a legacy behind for your family.

A special thank you to Kenny Lee Young for the outro featured on this podcast. Kenny Lee Young is a singer-songwriter out of Colorado and his music can be found at

In this episode we cover:

  • How to get started investing in real estate
    • Save cash
    • Find a partner
  • Ways to get involved in real estate without having a lot of cash
    • Real estate investment trust (REIT)
  • Buy and rent vs. flipping houses
  • The mindset of a real estate investor
  • The importance of leaving a legacy behind
  • Ways to intentionally pass down your wealth to your loved ones
    • Get life insurance
    • Have a will
    • Individual retirement accounts
    • Invest in real estate

Resources Mentions

Show Love: Leave a Legacy – The Purpose of Money

Connect with Acquania Escarne


Facebook: @rrdinvestments

Instagram: @thepurposeofmoney

Twitter: purpose_money

If you enjoyed this episode, listen to Episode 21: How to set yourself up for financial success by setting financial goals.

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Denis O'Brien host of Chain of Wealth Passive Income Streams and Side Hustles

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Denis O’Brien is a Chartered Accountant who is passionate about money and personal finance. Along with his wife Katie Welsh, they run Chain of Wealth a personal finance blog and podcast that inspires millennials to openly talk about money and tackle their financial issues. Together Katie and Denis have paid off $200,000 of debt in less than 2 years and they inspire others to reach their financial dreams by creating easy to understand resources. Chain of Wealth has been featured in USA Today, Nerd Wallet, Rockstar Finance and other publications. In this episode, Denis shows us how he has set up different passive income streams to reach his goals and how you can too!

In this episode we cover:

  • What is a side hustle?
  • Why people should consider multiple income streams
  • The difference between side hustles and passive income
  • How to convert an active income stream into passive income
  • How passive income helps build wealth

Resources Mentioned:

Passive Income: Ideas For Setting Up Multiple Streams of Income – Chain of Wealth

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Course

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Side Hustle Show by Nick Loper

Freelance Friday Podcast by Latasha James

School of Ambition Podcast by Dielle Charon

Do You Even Blog by Pete McPherson

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Connect with Denis O’Brien:

Facebook: @chainofwealth

Facebook Group: Chain of Wealth – Invest in Your Future

Twitter: @chainofwealth

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Trading Stocks and Traveling Full-time with Teri Ijeoma

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This episode of The Thought Card was sponsored by Ally at #FinCon18.

After getting denied vacation time for the third time and having a friend pass away abruptly, Teri Ijeoma decided that life was too short to not pursue her dreams. Teri Ijeoma is an entrepreneur, day trader, and real estate broker who encourages people to become knowledgeable in stocks and real estate.

After lots of practice and taking a class learning how to trade in the stock market, Teri quit her job when she made enough money to replace her full-time income. Now Teri trades full-time and travels the world.

In addition to investing, Teri has over 10 years of experience in operations, logistics, staff development, non-profits, and education. Teri graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with her Bachelor of Management Science and got a Master of Media and Communications from Dallas Theology Seminary.

Teri shows us that if we put our fears aside, we can potentially add stock trading to our portfolio as a viable income source.

Sign up for Teri’s Trade and Travel course an investing course for people who are looking to afford to travel, pay down debt, or replace their income using the stock market.

In this episode we cover:

  • What is a stock?
  • What is a brokerage account?
  • How Teri transitioned from working full-time to making over $1,000 a day trading and traveling.
  • Ways to talk to your boss about pursuing professional development opportunities.

How to get started with investing?

  1. Teri recommends opening a stock brokerage account.
  2. Look for brokerages with low fees or no minimums like Robinhood.
  3. Learn how to trade by starting with fake money.

Other brokerages to consider include:

Resources Mentioned

Sign up for Teri’s investment stock market class where you learn how she makes $1,000 a day and the (4) secrets that leads to Teri’s investing success.

Connect with Teri Ijeoma:


Instagram: @imaninvester

Teri Ijeoma Linkedin

If you enjoyed this episode also check out Episode 34 where I chat with Damien Peters, the founder of Wealth Noir about moving abroad to Spain and ways he’s building wealth.

Looking for the best time to book flights? Listen to Episode 5 for the best times to buy flights according to

See you next time for Episode 8 where I chat with Yasmine Bisumber about attending FinCon for the first time.

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