Energy Level – Know when to call it a day

When I first started working in High School, I used to think, “man, this is so easy!”. By investing just 8 hours a day during the weekend, I was able to make enough money to buy a videogame… in a SINGLE day! $60 a day, or $7.50/hour seemed like a pretty significant chunk of change to an

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Visual Progress: The First 5 Years (23-27)

I thought it would be helpful and fun to include a visual to chart my progress towards early financial independence. This illustration highlights the first five years of my professional career. It includes details of the different income streams and debt that I have taken on. The items that are crossed off are the ones that are no longer affecting me anymore. As previously stated, the goal remains to

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Financial Independence: My First Encounter

Financial independence is a dream of mine, but to discover how it came to be involves retracing back to the early days of my youth. During this period of time, financial independence didn’t yet exist for me, but pure, unrestricted play time was something I truly embraced. In fact, my first recollections of desiring to be free take me all the way back to the beginning of grade school. I used to dread the end of Summer, as this signaled

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Goals for 2012

It may seem a bit odd to be setting goals 3 months into the year (isn’t this usually done before New Year’s?), but after looking at my portfolio, I decided now was as good a time as any. Plus, putting together a plan on paper (this website) will give me

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