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I changed my life when I took radical responsibility of myself and started investing in real estate. Now I’m committed to helping other people do the same.

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Alexander Felice

Fayetteville, NC

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This website is a place where I try to encourage people to make good investments in real estate and themselves. I’m always working to become better at everything I do and I find it valuable to share my personal and business successes as a means to propel my fellow human do the same. While I do use this place as a means to educate, I try to do so by leaving breadcrumbs for the next person rather than telling people what they should do.

I started this website after really turning my life around financially and I knew it would be valuable story to share. In 2017 I was in debt and had a deep negative new worth, in a few short years I paid off my bad debts, started saving money, bought a few single family rental properties, then bought some multifamily apartments, and now I’m part of a commercial real estate investing firm called Climb Capital. I wanted to tell my story to help the next person change their life in the same way. This site is not a business, I don’t sell any courses or coaching here, I’m simply trying to lead by example. 

The site is called “Broke is a Choice” because it’s brash and straight to the point, like me. Tough love is the only way I know how to help people and in many ways being tough is the only way anyone can really help themselves: to admit and accept our shortcomings and take massive self responsibility for our burden. I was broke and living paycheck to paycheck for 31 years before I finally admitted that it was my own lousy decisions causing my financial stress. Confessing to the world that the faults in my life were my own making was not easy but it was the only real path towards fixing it, I’ve found a natural talent in helping people with this same challenge, so when I needed a name for this site I wanted something that would summarize that lesson and my personality: raw, but real.

“The strength of a person’s spirit would then be measured by how much ‘truth’ he could tolerate, or more precisely, to what extent he needs to have it diluted, disguised, sweetened, muted, falsified.” – Neitzsche

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2021 Book report

Another year of super nerding out on obscure books in 2013 I learned how to invest in real estate from the very famous BiggerPockets podcast, and for this education, I

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2021 Year in review

Welcome! This is my 4th year doing my annual review and each year I find it more valuable than before. It’s hard to express how much benefit comes from simply

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The Great Influenza

The Great Influenza I absolutely loved this book and found it extremely informative and useful. If you have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, have opinions about how it should

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Exiting my first multifamily

How we got here For no reason at all other than it might help the few people who visit this site, for the past few years I’ve been sharing extremely thorough

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Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan is finally over and I have put my thoughts about it on the internet.  I’ve been transitioning towards YouTube production for a while now. If you

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