Climbing The Corporate Ladder

The Email That Lead To A $60,000 Increase In Compensation

Gen Y Finance Guy Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB 48 Comments

Ever since starting this blog I have been doing some deep introspection with regards to my career and my interests. I have spent the majority of my career since graduating college in Corporate Finance. Being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in Finance. When you pursue …

The Freedom Fighter

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Financial Freedom, Freedom Fighter, Words To Live By 30 Comments

Who am I writing for? Over the course of the last 6 months I have spent countless hours trying to figure out exactly whom it is that I’m writing for. It has taken about 40 posts, 50K words, 120 hours, and reading over 100+ Personal Finance blogs in order to finally answer this burning question. At the end of the day, …

Anatomy of a Side Hustle: How I made $18,000 at an effective rate of $100/hour

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Income Streams, Side Hustle 31 Comments

Your 9 to 5 will make you a living, but your 5 to 9 will make you alive. -Nick Loper, Side Hustle Nation A side hustle is anything you do outside of your main hustle (your JOB) to earn money. I personally think that everyone should have a side hustle, even if only for the tax benefits. The extra income is …

Everyone Has a Number – Mine is $10M. What’s Yours?

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Financial Freedom, Net Worth 60 Comments

“Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.”― Les Brown Many of you reading this found me through my guest posts over at Financial Samurai and 1500 days. Ever since those posts went live, I have been getting a lot of questions about my $10,000,000 net worth goal. People think …

The Mortgage Snowball Strategy To Pay Your Mortgage Off In 5-7 Years

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Financial Freedom, Goal Setting, Mortgage Snowball 68 Comments

In a previous post I mentioned that I had recently become debt free outside of the mortgages on my primary residence and investment condo. In that blog post I announced an outrageous goal of paying off the mortgage on my primary residence in 7.5 years. I gave you the cliff notes version of the strategy I devised to accomplish this big, hairy, …

Financial Truth

The Financial Truth: There’s a limit to how much you can cut expenses, but there’s no limit on how much you can earn.

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Financial Freedom, New Rules 11 Comments

Do you want more from life? More money? More freedom? More security? More time with friends and family doing the things you love? I don’t know anyone that would say no to these questions. That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of people out there that are completely content with their lives. Maybe they have all the money, freedom, …