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Justin Donald

FounderLifestyle Investor

Austin, TX

Member Since May 2023


Just before my 37th birthday, I multiplied my net worth to 8 figures in under 2 years. How did I do that? By building relationships and lifestyle investing. Now I’m on a mission to stop entrepreneurs and business executives from trading time for money. When I was in high school, I sold newspaper subscriptions which is how I started my entrepreneurial journey and sales career. My newspaper sales success landed me at Cutco, where I made enough money to put myself through college debt-free and become the youngest member of the Cutco‘Hall of Fame’. Nearly 20 years at Cutco, I rose to Division Manager and was responsible for the recruitment, training, and development of a sales organization that produced over $70 million in revenue. But as successful as I was, I wanted to create wealth without creating a job for myself. I wanted freedom. I never intended to be a lifestyle investor. I just wanted to love what I do, enjoy my family, and create passive income to support my lifestyle. So I made my first investment in a mobile home park and within 21 months, my investments drove enough passive income for my wife and I to leave our jobs. Now I’ve negotiated deals with over 200 companies including Orangetheory and founded Stellar, a residential maintenance and rehab company that recently funded its Series A with S3 Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Texas, leading the round. Now Entrepreneur Magazine calls me the “Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing”. It’s my mission to help others create freedom and wealth with my company, Lifestyle Investor.

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11 Tips for Talking to Your Aging Parents About Their Finances and Future Care

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Such a sensitive subject requires a careful approach. Talking to your aging parents about their finances can be extremely difficult, but it can be important to ensuring they are supported and cared for in their later years. As parents grow older, they may find it harder to do the things they’ve always done, such as manage their day-to-day finances or make major decisions about money. They may also have certain wishes regarding their long-term care or what they’d like done with their assets once they pass on. Having these conversations with your parents early on can help ensure you’re on the same page and help them make the best decisions for their needs. However, approaching parents about this subject can be challenging, and parents may not always be receptive to getting advice from their children — even if they are grown adults themselves. To help make these matters easier for both parties, the financial experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective each share one tip they’d give for how to approach this type of conversation with aging parents, and why implementing this tip can ensure everyone is happy.

Eight Easy Ways to Save Money Without Compromising Your Lifestyle

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Saving money can be as simple as a quick phone call. Lots of people are interested in saving more, but they don’t always want to change their lifestyle in order to do it. Especially when you have a large amount to save or haven’t started saving at all, it can be difficult to find the motivation to cut back on the things that bring you joy. However, saving, even if it’s just a little bit each month, is an important part of your wealth-building journey. It not only ensures you have cash to fall back on when emergencies eventually arise, but it also allows you to make larger purchases and afford the kind of lifestyle you aspire to have in the future. So does that mean you have to cut way back on your lifestyle now in order to save for the future? According to the money experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here, they discuss little (but effective) ways anyone can easily save money each month without compromising their overall lifestyle or sacrificing joy.

11 Mindsets That May Actually Be Hurting Your Financial Progress

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To change your finances, you’ll first need to change your thinking. The way people think about money can have a greater impact on their financial success than they may think. Whether it’s the way you were raised or a belief that you have come to over time, the mindset that you develop around your finances has a direct influence on the actions you take with money and your behaviors surrounding it. These beliefs can be positive or negative, truthful or a lie — but how can you tell the difference? Below, the financial experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective list out some of the most common money mindsets people have that may actually be hurting their progress with money, detailing not only the reasons why but also how they can change and finally get their finances in order.

How Personal Finances and Lifestyle Are Intertwined


Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you plan for your future and how to financially support it.

Seven Financial Strategies Your Business Should Implement This Year

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It's not too late to start working on these key business goals. Whether you’re new to business or a seasoned entrepreneur, setting goals for you and your business at the start of the year can give your team direction and a sense of purpose that they can use to motivate them throughout the year. Improving customer engagement, increasing sales or fine-tuning operational systems are all worthwhile goals to set, and will likely have a positive impact on your company; however, there are several other financially focused goals that could have a similar impact. According to the experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective, implementing one or more of the following seven goals can help ensure your business is functioning at its best and ready for any hurdles it may face. No matter whether you set these goals at the start of the new year or a few months down the line, your business can benefit from better financial preparedness.

Seven Tips These Experts Recommend if You Fear Capital Gains Taxes

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Don’t let the fear of taxes prevent you from becoming an investor. Whether it’s in real estate or the stock market, investing can be an exciting way to make more money. The gains you make on those investments can help fund further investments, help you save for a project you’re taking on or even contribute to your retirement. However, many people are nervous to invest because of the potential capital gains taxes they’ll have to pay — or the taxes owed on any profit made on the sale of a particular investment. According to the financial and investment experts of Kiplinger Advisor Collective, however, fear of capital gains taxes shouldn’t keep you from investing. Below, they explain why that is, as well as discuss their best advice for managing that fear and minimizing any capital gains taxes you may incur throughout your life.

Company details

Lifestyle Investor

Company bio

Start experiencing the wealth, freedom, and lifestyle of your dreams today (without working a job ever again). Referred to as the “Warren Buffet of Lifestyle Investing” by Entrepreneur Magazine, Justin Donald is on a mission to empower others in replacing their jobs with passive cash flow streams so they can start living the life of their dreams today. He is the author of the WSJ #1 bestseller The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cash Flow for Passive Income and Financial Freedom and the host of The Lifestyle Investor podcast. Lifestyle Investing just “flat-out” works. It’s a simple, proven system that anyone can use to get off the hamster wheel — for good.


Real Estate Investing

Company size

2 - 10