I’m a thirty-something guy who provides resources to help manage your money and career to become financially free. This is what I do now. My own path to financial freedom has had ups and downs, which I write about on this site.
“Honestly, financial independence isn’t about money. It’s about something much bigger —
having the freedom to live life on your own terms. Now, I’m never at the
mercy of a job.”
My career began in Wisconsin.
I was going to be a professional hacker for META Group in Chicago but it was the end of the dot-com bubble and the position was eliminated.
So I accepted an offer from a startup in Madison that provided outsourced network security.
During this time, I started a site about security. I wrote code to break into computers, and published articles and research.
I left the startup for a better job at a utility company. I bought a condo and a BMW and I was happy.
But a few years later I got bored with my career. I had done everything I wanted to do, and I knew I couldn’t do the 9-5 grind for the next 30 years. I wanted more out of life.
This is when I started realizing something really important: I had a choice.
I took a step back and noticed I was working, getting money, and spending money. But what if I instead I was working to save, and saving to invest, so I could stop working? I decided that’s what I was going to do, and during that time I started this site to write about what I was doing.
Then The New York Times put me on the front page of the “Wealth” section, and I appeared on the TODAY show, and in CNN, CBS, Business Insider, LifeHacker, and more.
And now I’m adjusting to having the freedom to live my life on my own terms. Something that seemed impossible just a few years ago.