A Journey To Financial Independence Using The Wealth of Others

Welcome to my Journey to Financial Independence!

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So about a year ago, in January of 2019, I started reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” And as anyone who has ever read Rich Dad, Poor Dad can tell you, it changed my complete outlook on my work life, how to go about making money and how to make money work for you.

I must admit, for years I had pushed back against the thought of reading this book, because it just seemed cheesy. I thought It wasn’t going to change my mindset and would likely be an eye-rolling and gag-inducing waste of time.

However, the founder of the company that I worked for at the time told me that he was reading and it changed his mindset. When I heard that, I thought maybe I would give it a chance. (As a sidenote, I can guarantee he likely regrets telling me to read this books. Because this book irrevocably changed my mindset on how I want to do my life, move forward, and choose my own destiny which eventually led me to choose to leave his company.)

Now around that same time, I also read “Your Money or Your Life” by Vicki Robin, which while not as common as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, also had a huge impact on my mindset. This book started what is known as the FIRE movement (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) and this book combined with Rich Dad, Poor Dad started me on this journey to financial independence. I was going to start working for myself and making my money work for me, rather than me working for it.

So that’s where it started. And from there I looked into doing real estate investing, discovered Bigger Pockets and started seriously putting together a plan.

Now, what is this website going to be about?

Well, this is going to document my journey of becoming financially independent. As I mentioned, I started this journey about a year ago and pretty much up into this point only been doing research and putting together ideas and plans.

However, I am getting to a point where my wife and I can start investing in real estate and start putting into action a lot of the stuff I’ve learned over the past year.

Now, why am I documenting this?

I’m documenting this as a way of accountability. It’s too easy for me and anybody else out there to just put these goals into place. And just once it gets hard, just stop. I’m doing this because I want to become financially independent and do so in a sustainable/long-lasting way. It’s gonna be tough. I want to document this mainly for myself. It would be great if others can stumble upon this website and find some benefit from what I’ve learned. However, this is going to be more of a public journal showing how I come from one point to, hopefully, a financially independent point down the road.

I hope you’re able to find some value in becoming pages and blog posts. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to sharing this journey with you and sharing many tips, tricks, and triumphs as well as some sure-to-be setbacks and stumbling blocks.

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