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Brofessional Development Podcast

Nov 29, 2021

In this episode, we are joined by Craig Curelop, a real estate agent and investor based out of Denver, Colorado. Craig is also the author of The House Hacking Strategy book, which teaches the tricks that savvy investors have been using in the real estate industry to save thousands of dollars in monthly expenses as you build your financial independence. Starting off with a $90,000 student loan debt and -$30k net worth, Craig has worked his way up to become financially free in 2.5 years. 

He shares his story in the episode and some strategies you can employ today to join the real estate and finance markets and start your journey to living for free!


In This Episode:

[00:49] Craig’s college life

[02:05] The house hacking idea

[07:43] How much do you need to get started?

[10:36] Why aren’t more people into house hacking?

[14:55] House hacking strategies

[19:55] The downside of sharing your space

[23:58] Property purchase options

[26:30] Airbnb rules

[28:16] Craig’s self-development journey

[31:52] Motivated by money or freedom and time?

[33:02] Money saving challenge

[37:59] Automating your work

[41:24] Best books to start your real estate or finance journey

[43:54] Craig’s daily routine

[48:00] Only fans inquiry

Notable Quotes

  • You can invest wisely and create passive income. And that passive income is what creates financial independence.
  • Keep keeping your expenses super low while you start making money. 
  • If there’s a book that I’ve heard of and I hear more than once, I’m 100% reading it.
  • You won’t be good if you’re just motivated by money. But then, money allows for a lot of things.
  • Airbnb doesn’t want you to risk your safety to meet their law requirements.


Mentioned Resources


Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

The Book On Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

The Simple Path To Wealth by J.L Collins


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