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BTM 01: Setting Up your Financial Future with Sunny Burns

On today’s show we’re speaking with engineer, Sunny Burns. Sunny makes grenades for the DOD for fun; yep, the Department of Defense, while also selling pacifiers online. Sunny paid for his tuition in college by selling 19 cars. Sunny is a real estate investor who got a start house-hacking a fourplex. He is currently getting paid to live for free. This is one of my favorite subjects to educate others on, so when I found out what Sunny did and how beastly of a deal he got, I knew I had to have him on the show.


Sunny is the definition of an entrepreneur and has multiple streams of passive income. Only 26 years old and Sunny is on the fast track to financial freedom all while maintaining a full-time engineering job at the DOD. I am sure you will get tons of value of this show, because I know I did, and you will like the little bit about travel hacking midway through the show.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Find out more about his short term business goals in real estate and life.
  • Hear Sunny’s story, his background, and how he grew up in a family that had little money.
  • Sunny shares he believes and feelings around money and how it can affect your marriage.
  • What inspired Sunny to pursue his entrepreneurial mindset, allowing him to pay his tuition.
  • Learn how Sunny got started in real estate for the first time.
  • Hear the story of how Sunny’s stock grew by 1,000%, and why he does not suggesting trading in the stock market.
  • Understand more about Amazon FBA and Sunny’s history as an eBay shipper.
  • Hear has Sunny shares the story of how they selling pacifiers as a product.
  • Find out more about how Sunny and his wife saved
  • Sunny shares the story of how they were able to get a free trip to Japan, by travel hacking.
  • Why being frugal was what Sunny needed to start his entrepreneurial journey, and turned out to be the kind of life he loves.
  • Understand why Sunny believes that most people are held by from the millions by their own limiting beliefs.




Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show —

Sunny on Twitter —

Contact Sunny —

Bigger Pockets Podcast —

FamVestor —

The Amazing Seller Podcast —

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

About the author, Daray

Daray is also the host of the New and Noteworthy entrepreneurial podcast Before the Millions interviewing high profile entrepreneurs and millionaires about the way their lifestyle is design as a byproduct of Real Estate Investing.


  1. Sunny k Burns on 05/24/2017 at 2:44 AM

    That intro bumper is mind-bogglingly awesome! Millionites!

  2. Sara Mercier on 05/28/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Loved this! Both Daray and Sunny were knowledgable as well as entertaining on my commute to work!

  3. Debbie Folami on 05/28/2017 at 7:31 PM

    I’m in school and this episode really helped put things into perspective for me! Hope we get to hear more from Sunny Burns in the future!

  4. Sade Adams on 05/28/2017 at 7:34 PM

    Living situation is such a smart idea! I’m going to have to start working on that next as I hate wasting money on rent. Great podcast!

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