For those of you who are familiar with the Occupy Wall Street movement, I am NOT in the 99%. I am fortunate enough to be part of the 1% of income earners in America.
You are reading the writings of self-made, mid-thirties, professional man whose family recently crossed the $1 million dollar threshold in terms of net worth. I should also mention that my wife and I are highly-paid professionals. The purpose of this blog is to teach you the techniques that I used to reach this goal in a short period of time.
My wife (
31 32 years old) and I ( 34 35 years old) live in Southern New Jersey with our two sons in our house which will hopefully be paid off in a few short years (Purchased in 2009). We were both raised by financially savvy parents who thankfully taught us some of the ins and outs of personal finance at an early age. We have been very lucky and blessed over the years. We are not very materialistic by nature, but do enjoy a good life. I see money as a tool that is used to provide for our needs, our future, and the fun stuff in between.
I am by no means a finance professional, but will provide helpful hints and tips to make your assets grow. I will also incorporate my political (conservative) and religious beliefs (Christian) into the conversation to put my financial decisions into context.
To keep your interest, I’ll update our monthly budget as it changes at the beginning of every month. I’ll also use real numbers as often as possible in all of my posts because I appreciate transparency and sharing the actual figures helps me stay on top of my goals. If you’d like to see more, feel free to follow us via Twitter and Facebook
I have no financial certifications, but I have an abundance of opinions. I hope you do too since a blog is only as fun as the commenters! Honestly, I love to see your opinions and questions, so please comment when the mood strikes!
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