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

In Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB by Gen Y Finance Guy48 Comments

Reading Time: 9 minutesEver 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 …

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Thursday Rant #3 – Dear Boss, You Suck!

In Featured, Rants by Gen Y Finance Guy44 Comments

Reading Time: 10 minutesIt’s been two months to the day since the office time-keeper threw me under the bus. I guess it should be no surprise that she strikes again. The first time bothered me, but this one absolutely pissed me off. They say, “It is better to be pissed off, than pissed on.” But I am not so sure I agree (since I feel like it …

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

In Featured, Income Streams, Side Hustle by Gen Y Finance Guy32 Comments

Reading Time: 7 minutesYour 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 …

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

In Featured, Financial Freedom, Net Worth by Gen Y Finance Guy65 Comments

Reading Time: 11 minutes“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 …

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

In Featured, Financial Freedom, Goal Setting, Mortgage Snowball by Gen Y Finance Guy76 Comments

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn 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, …

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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.

In Featured, Financial Freedom, New Rules by Gen Y Finance Guy12 Comments

Reading Time: 6 minutesDo 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, …

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I Make 6 Figures But I Hate My Job

In Career, Featured by Gen Y Finance Guy35 Comments

Reading Time: 7 minutesLet me be the first to come out and say that I never thought I would say that I hated a job that brought home six figures. And let me tell you why: I grew up dirt poor and lived on welfare as a kid. I slept on the floor of my grandmother’s two bedroom apartment with my other 4 …