Who am I?
As a 28-year-old (yikes!) who has stumbled his way through life thus far, finding a means to consistently track my path towards financial redemption, prosperity, and ultimately independence, has led me to create this blog.
You see, I love investing. It occupies my mind constantly. Be it business ideas, stocks, peer-to-peer lending, or real estate, I find myself desiring more and more knowledge. Yet most of this love is tempered in action by a lack of capital and resources due to a few mistakes I’ve made in the adult years of my life. I plan on overcoming and pushing past the challenges I’ve experienced in my life and moving forward into prosperity. Financial independence and success isn’t something that comes overnight, but is instead a process that takes years. Taking full advantage of my future compounding, and diving in, full steam ahead, is the only way I will overcome these obstacles, and take control over my own financial future.
My financial journey started out well enough. I graduated early from college with an accounting degree in the fall of 2006, and began full-time employment immediately upon graduation. Sharing a two bedroom apartment with my best friend, I earnestly began to save money. Things were going very well. However, during that following year, the wheels started to come off the bus. In an effort to hit all the “check boxes” I got married, bought a brand new house, and proceeded to fall into financial difficulties. Fast forwarding a few years, my marriage ended, I was stuck with a seriously underwater home, living in the next state over, and trying to put back the financial pieces. A year later, and at the end of last spring, after starting to get things headed back in the right direction, I lost my job, followed by a car accident, and finally my long-term tenants moved out leaving my still underwater house vacant. Naturally, this did not have a positive effect on my savings.
That of course brings us to today. I am with a beautiful, fiscally savvy girl, gainfully employed, re-stocked some money in savings, and am hoping to sell the house this year! My goal for this blog is to provide me with an outlet for me to discuss some of my investment choices and preferences, tracking my multiple streams of passive income, as well as document other facets of life on my lifelong path into prosperity and success. Today, we will write our own reality.