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October 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #70 – Net Worth $2,312,319

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I have officially made it to vacation! I’m typing this with an unobstructed view of the pacific ocean beyond my screen. I was finally able to take my foot off the gas in early October, right before my birthday. We started to prepare for a “soft landing” on our final “descent” into vacation by going out to Lake Meade the second week in October. It was glorious! We turned off our phones for three days. This was the first time in 15 years of going out to the lake that I didn’t bring a stack of books out to the lake with me. I told my wife and her parents that I planned to just relax…like, really relax, in a …

[Guest Post] C-Money Shares His Path From Earning $35,000 to $175,000+

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Today I’ve asked another one of my proteges to write a guest post. “C-Money” and I first crossed paths back in 2012 when we found ourselves working at the same company. You will get a more detailed back story below, but the short story is we stayed in touch after we both had departed from our previous employer. Then in 2018, I was hiring for a new position on my team and that led us to an opportunity to get closer both on a personal and professional level. I’ve always derived joy from seeing others succeed, especially when I can help them open their minds to get past their own self-limiting beliefs (BTW – these are not always conscious beliefs). …

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September 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #69 – Net Worth $2,208,859

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Summer officially ended September 22nd but you wouldn’t know that based on the weather. I read it somewhere that September was a record-setting hot month. I’m typing this on October 3rd and it is 100 degrees outside – ugh! I’m not really a fan of the hot weather and look forward to cooler days and nights ahead. I always tell people that the weather is perfect about seven months out of the year where I live but the other five are…well, less than perfect. I can’t wait to open up the house and let some fresh air inside instead of running the AC 24/7. The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot in September. My business set another new …

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August 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #68 – Net Worth $2,127,140

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August was another crazy month and there doesn’t seem to be a slowdown coming in September in terms of the growth in my business – with the same true for Mrs. GYFG, who is in Real Estate. It has been challenging to manage the growth while also trying to be good (present) parents but we are trying our best. The Mrs. and I have done a decent job cutting it off on the weekends to be fully present with the little man. We are both looking forward to the beach house we rented for the month of November and we both plan to be completely unplugged for at least two weeks out of that month to get a much-needed break. …

What’s Currently Occupying My Mind?

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I have a lot of little things I’d like to share but none that seem worthy of a full dedicated post. Therefore, I’ve decided to group all those little things into this post with a handful of “bite-size thought-snacks.” They are thoughts I want to document and maybe even drive up some discussion in the comments if anyone has anything thoughts or insights to add. Let’s jump in! Mortgage Rates I think the table below speaks for itself. As I shared last month, rates had become so low that even I couldn’t resist putting a mortgage back on our primary residence. I was born in the 1980s and can’t imagine paying almost 13% or 4X the prevailing interest rate we …

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[Guest Post] How to Become a Young Millionaire

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared a guest interview that I wrote for another blog post. Today I will be sharing the post I wrote for Marriage, Kids, and Money. I originally wrote this post back in August of 2018 and it was published in September of 2018. It’s amazing how fast time flies by. I always like reflecting back on what I wrote previously and annotating it with updates from the present day. THE DETAILS How old are you? If you have a family, tell us about them and their ages. Hi, I’m Dom. I’m a 31-year-old married father-to-be. My wife and I were born only 11 days apart and will be 32 later this year. We’re expecting …

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July 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #67 – Net Worth $2,071,369

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The mantra for the month of July was “Finish Strong!” Once we cross over the halfway point of each year, I get this uncontrollable urge to finish and close as many loose ends as possible. This ranges from open house projects, investments, food in the house, books, blog posts, etc. Below are some of the things I was able to get across the finish line in July: I invested an additional $100,000 into the Industrial Real Estate deal that I wrote about last month. This time it was into a separate LLC that was created to take advantage of the Opportunity Zone tax benefits. I have ~$415,000 in gains from liquidating my equity position in my former employer and this …

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Low Probability + High Return Hedge Strategy

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In a prior blog post, I alluded to a new strategy that interests me. It’s one that most will probably not agree with, which makes me like it even more. Please understand that what I’m about to write is not a recommendation for you, nor should it be considered financial advice. Ever since reading Nassim Taleb’s book “The Black Swan” back in 2011, I’ve been intrigued by the concept of investing in what is known in sophisticated financial circles as “tail risk.” Tail risk is a form of portfolio risk that arises when the possibility that an investment will move more than three standard deviations from the mean is greater than what is shown by a normal distribution. – Investopedia In …

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June 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #66

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It’s hard for me to believe that everything is just going to go back to normal overnight. Or even that we’ve seen all the pain we are going to see during this pandemic. But I also acknowledge that I could be wrong – either in my timing or hypothesis of what is likely to happen next. There is no doubt many businesses have or will fail due to the blow of this pandemic (and the resulting restrictions to “business as usual”). On the other side of the coin, there are going to be other companies that thrive in the “new world.” My business (software consulting) is one of those businesses that is not only surviving but thriving in this environment …

The Only Fortune You Have To Spend Down To Zero

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Poof! The first six months of 2020 are officially in the rearview mirror along with the 15,724,800 seconds they represented. And you thought money was slippery? At the end of the day, money is only a measure of how much time freedom you have. If you think about the 4% rule, its basic premise is to accumulate 25X your desired annual burn rate in order to sustain you for a 30+ year “retirement” (in parentheses because everyone’s definition of what this looks like is different). You have to dive a level deeper to realize that 25X before any appreciation, dividends, interest, or rental income is really a measure of time. It represents 25 years worth of living expenses – in …