Discover the Path to Financial Independence with Stacey Stegenga's Budgeting Tips

Ep. 232: Discover the Path to Financial Independence with Stacey Stegenga’s Efficient Budgeting Tips

Episode: 232

Stacey Stegenga

If you're feeling overwhelmed by mounting debt and constantly living paycheck to paycheck, then you are not alone! Despite working hard and earning a decent income, you may find that your financial situation never seems to improve. Perhaps you've tried cutting back on expenses or even taking on additional jobs, but the relief is only temporary. The pain of feeling trapped in a cycle of financial stress is real, but there is a solution: budgeting for financial freedom.

Stacey Stegenga, a critical care nurse turned real estate investor, joins David Pere on this episode of the Military Millionaire podcast. Stacey's journey to financial freedom began when she relocated to Colorado and faced a significant reduction in income. Determined to improve her financial situation, she delved into real estate investing after reading Scott Trench's book, “Set for Life.” Since then, Stacey has acquired four duplexes and become a passive investor in syndications. With her background in the military and nursing, Stacey brings valuable skills such as dealing with chaos and managing multiple competing demands to her real estate investing endeavors. Tune in to hear Stacey's insights on budgeting, travel nursing, and building wealth through real estate.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn the secrets to successful real estate investing and start building wealth.
  • Overcome the challenges of accessing quality healthcare and take control of your well-being.
  • Discover the power of budgeting and unlock the key to financial freedom.
  • Navigate the transition from military to entrepreneurship and unleash your potential as a business owner.
  • And so much more!


00:01:52 – Skills from Military Nursing
00:07:42 – Overcoming Analysis Paralysis
00:09:33 – Importance of Financial Foundation
00:15:06 – The Impact of Insurance Fraud in Florida
00:16:38 – The Devastating Effect of Insurance Rate Increase
00:20:26 – Navigating the Commercial Real Estate Market
00:22:05 – The Impact of Market Conditions on Commercial Real Estate
00:24:34 – Stacey's Passion for Healthcare Reform
00:29:45 – Concerns about TriCare and its impact on military members
00:31:23 – The greed of profit in healthcare
00:36:48 – Finding travel nurse tenants
00:39:37 – The future of travel nursing and midterm rentals
00:44:26 – Personal Goals
00:45:59 – Importance of Budgeting
00:46:49 – Celebrating Freedom

Favorite Quote:

“Even if you're not getting anywhere, there's a ton of value in still taking action and being in the practice of it.”- Stacey Stegenga

How to Connect with Stacey Stegenga:

If you're eager to connect with Stacey Stegenga and delve into the world of financial freedom and smart investing, look no further than her all-in-one link:

This is your direct ticket to Stacey's various social media platforms.

Take the plunge and follow Stacey today – it's the perfect way to enhance your financial knowledge and embark on a path towards freedom and prosperity.


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My name is David Pere, I am an active duty Marine, and have realized that service members and the working class use the phrase “I don't get paid enough” entirely too often. The reality is that most often our financial situation is self-inflicted. After having success with real estate investing, I started From Military to Millionaire to teach personal finance and real estate investing to service members and the working class. As a result, I have helped many of my readers increase their savings gap and increase their chances of achieving financial freedom!

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