I hate to be one of those people who goes around saying “I heard on this podcast that ____.” but. . . I heard on this podcast, actually several podcasts, that retirement before 40 is a legitimate possibility if you actually plan and pay attention to your finances. Sounds insane, right?
So now I have this crazy dream in my head to have enough money in savings and investments to be able to “retire” by 40. I’m 31 now and am in “ok” financial state when compared to peers my age who are still paying off student loans or crazy credit card debt. I’ve got a well-paying job that I don’t despise, no kids, no mortgage, no insane credit card debt, an affordable car that’s nearly paid off, and good health benefits so I’m off to a good start.
Come 2016 I’ll be implementing everything I learn from podcasts, blogs, books, and just good old-fashioned conversations to see if this whole retiring in 9 years is truly feasible. I’m hopeful, but of course not merely blindly trusting.
I’ll be using my blog to document my path from debt, to becoming debt-free, to saving, and then hopefully investing! I’ll share all my nitty gritty details with you like my current finances, my spending, and the steps I’m taking to remedy my bad money habits. It’s not easy calling yourself out on your BS, let alone sharing it with whatever tiny part of the internet reads it, but I’m doing this for anyone else out there like me. I’m tired of the consumerism hustle and I want to be free from working for the man; I don’t think I’m alone in that!
Stay tuned for my very first expose – on my own finances – this Friday! I’ll be sharing with you the first step in taking control of your financial future.
Because. . . damn the man, save the empire!
(Preliminary disclaimer, I am in NO WAY a financial adviser. In fact, you’ll see first-hand that I’m not with each post, but that’s the whole point, come learn WITH me!)