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September 2019 – Detailed Financial Report #57 – Net Worth $1,360,455 | Income $32,342

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GYFG! The blog officially turned five years old last month. It doesn’t seem possible but it happened. This blog has been a critical ingredient to my success over the last five years in several key ways: It’s held me accountable to my goals. It’s allowed me to solidify my philosophies. It’s allowed me to document my journey. It’s allowed me to connect with AMAZING people.  My original goal was to stick it out for three years…but here we are those three plus two more! Blogging has become a part of my identity.  I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. My new goal is to make it to the ten-year milestone. I figure I’ve made it five years, why …

Tax Consequence If My Wife Stops Working

Done by 40!

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I knew that building a business was going to be a lot of work but I significantly underestimated the effort required. Until my son was born in October of 2019, I already had a demanding job working 60-80 hours a week in my C-Suite role, but building a business while raising an infant is next level (big shout out to Mrs. GYFG for all the support during this new chapter in our lives). There are so many things that need to be done in a new business in order to have a solid foundation to scale from. I thought balancing my six-month notice period and building up the business would be a slight increase in effort, but it has pushed …

Building a Body, a Business, and a Baby

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Life is good! What did I get myself into? Everything is going far better than I could have ever imagined. I’m tired. I feel like superman. Did I make the right choice? The magic happens outside of your comfort zone. This is the roller-coaster of thoughts that have been swirling around in my head over the past twelve months. The GYFG household has experienced some massive changes. We welcomed our first child into the world back in October of 2018. And for some reason that wasn’t enough chaos and shock to the system, so I decided to start my own business about six months later. My intention was to do this business thing on the side but it took off …

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August 2019 – Detailed Financial Report #56 – Net Worth $1,312,526 | Income $59,115

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There is blood in the streets and it’s coming from the GYFG house. We burned through a big chunk of cash this month in order to make our backyard look like the pictures below. We added two covered patios and restarted the landscaping and irrigation from scratch. These new additions go well with the outdoor BBQ and kitchen area we put in a few years ago. The new backyard set us back about $30,000 but it is now a place to chill and is more conducive to being outside year-round. We recently paid off our mortgage in May, and I look at this $30,000 enhancement as an investment that will allow us to stay here for another 3-5 years before …

Letter to Executive Coach – Planning Success for Year One in Business

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In late 2018 and early 2019, I was working with an executive coach. One of the exercises my coach had me do was to write a letter to her for one year in the future. This was an exercise I was familiar with as I had already done a similar exercise but ten years in the future to myself (posted here). When I first started working with this coach I was preparing/pitching to start a new business line under the umbrella of my current employer at the time, and the focus of the exercise was to describe what a year of success looked like with that new business. I did end up starting the business discussed below, but as many …

My Guest Post with Even Steven Money

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Today’s post is a throwback from four years ago. From time to time I like to republish guests posts I wrote on other blogs in order to memorialize them here on my blog and also to reflect, to see what has changed and what has remained consistent with respect to my goals and philosophies. The Even Steven Money blog disappeared for a while, but the blogger recently brought the blog back online and it reminded me of this post. I have annotated it with my thoughts and updates from the current day perspective [in blue and in brackets]. Who are you and tell me about your reason for setting a goal of FI? My name is Dominic and I am …

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July 2019 – Detailed Financial Report #55 – Net Worth $1,297,960 | Income $70,107

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Seven months down and five months to go! My life has been consumed with my nine-month-old and my six-month-old. They are both my babies! My nine-month-old son is growing and developing so fast. Every day is a new adventure and a new mission to discover something new. As you get older, it’s easy to lose that natural curiosity that is innate as a child. Having a kid has certainly taught me to pause and enjoy the wonder that fills this world. I continue to look forward to re-discovering the world with my son. Then there is my six-month-old business and it too is growing so fast. The last six months have flown by and I can’t believe how fast the …

Open for Business

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For as long as I can remember I have pursued money-making ventures – now dubbed “side hustles” in today’s vernacular. Most of my ventures have produced positive economic value, meaning they made money. If you read my “About” page you will see that the plan has always been to eventually transition into full-time entrepreneurship. The one obstacle holding me back was finding an opportunity that offered an income stream that matched or exceeded my ability to earn by working a W-2 career. To date, my highest and best use from an earning’s standpoint has been to work for a company that paid me a regular paycheck. I graduated college about 11 years ago to a starting salary of $52,500. Today …

Optimism: The World Through My Eyes

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Each of us walks our own path, and develops our own perspective on life. You may never understand me or my perspective, and you will definitely have your own. It’s inevitable because we come from different walks of life, were born into different families, different times and places, and have lived different sets of experiences. So although I can understand our differences, I can only share the world as I see it and have experienced it. I’m an optimist. My wife likes to say that I view the world through rose-colored glasses. That doesn’t mean my world is perfect, by any means, but I have observed that things tend to work out most of the time and that’s what I …

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June 2019 – Detailed Financial Report #54 – Net Worth $1,220,368 | Income $50,885

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Time continues to race by at Mach speed. Because time is racing by so fast, I’m writing this two days before the end of the month because I don’t know when I will have the next opportunity to carve out the time to get this out on a timely basis. Sometimes you just have to seize the moment of opportunity. As I type, Mrs. GYFG is at her hot yoga class, my dogs are laying at my feet, and my son is taking his morning nap. I woke up at 3:30 am and couldn’t sleep, so I got up to work on my new business until around 7:00 am when my wife and son woke up. After my wife left …