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[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #19 – Michael @ Financially Alert

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Today we have our 19th Freedom Fighter interview in this series. Our guest today started an IT services company a couple years out of school that he and his partners grew to over $2M in annual revenues. After 10 years running his own business they decided to sell it for a sum that earned each partner a 10 year compounded return of 69%. Each partner put in $2,000 initially to get the business going and besides the income they enjoyed while running the company they turned that initial investment to $380,000 (each). After selling his company in 2012, Michael, stayed on the payroll for a while until negotiating a severance package to retire early and be home for his new …

In The Money

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #18 – Matt @ Your Roaring Twenties

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Today we have our 18th Freedom Fighter interview in this series. The 2009 financial crisis motivated our guest Matt to devour blog, books, and podcasts on the topic of personal finance. He recently published a book called “Your Roaring Twenties: Avoid the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Life as a Twentysomething.” This book really came as a result of a conversation he had with some friends that had absolutely no clue about 401k’s, tax deductions, or investing. But I will let Matt tell you all about his story in his interview below… Who are you and what do you do? What is your story? How are you fighting for your Freedom? Where did you start, where in the journey are you, and where do you …

Early Retirement

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #17 – Selina @ Financial Buddha

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Today we have our 17th Freedom Fighter interview in this series. Selina calls the Pacific North West home at the moment, but plans to potentially settle down somewhere in California or Colorado in her future plans. At only 25 she is currently enjoying what Tim Ferriss calls a mini retirement in the 4 hour work week. After getting out of college, she used her 9-5 to amass a nice chunk of F-You Money. She plans to go back to work to start stashing cash away in order to hit her goal of financial independence by the time she is 30 (she is already 1/3 of the way there). But I will let Selina tell you all about it in her interview below… Who are …

The Finance Zombie

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #16 – Mr. Z

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Today we have our 16th Freedom Fighter interview in this series. I should point out that these guest interviews will continue but at a much slower pace than the once a week schedule we have been following through summer of 2015. I love sharing other peoples stories with you all, but I need to make room for a little more original content. So, through October, we will be publishing one interview every two weeks, and then from November on it will be one a month. All the way from the UK, today’g guest, Mr. Z, is breaking away from the Zombie Horde of what he calls the consumerism apocalypse. He is is looking to reach his definition of Financial Freedom …

Cash Flow Diaries

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #15 – Cash Flow Diaries

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Today we have the 15th in a series of interviews. Our guest is Alexander of  Cash Flow Diaries and he is fighting his hardest to exit the corporate rate race a multi-millionaire. Just this year he started his blog to track his journey to Financial Freedom with a focus on Real Estate as his main asset class of choice (specifically turnkey real estate). Last I checked Alexander had just picked up his 3rd turnkey rental and 6th property overall.  This guy is killing it and has actually has inspired me to look into the turnkey real estate space for potential investments. Now I will turn it over to Alexander… The dream: Picture this!  With your family, wife/girlfriend, husband/boyfriend whatever! Wearing flip flops, white sand, …

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[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #14 – Hannah

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Today we have the 14th in a series of interviews. Our guest is Hannah of  Unplanned Finance. Hannah is a mom, wife, business intelligence consultant, and aspiring entrepreneur. In fact she has aspirations to build a business that produces $1 Billion a year in revenues. Now I will turn it over to Hannah… 1) Who are you and what do you do? What is your story? How are you fighting for your Freedom? Where did you start, where in the journey are you, and where do you ultimately want to end up? I am Hannah. I am a wife to an aspiring engineer (husband is in grad school), a mom (to a two year old son), and a business intelligence consultant for a large retail …

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #13 – Michael Melissinos

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Today we have the 13th in a series of interviews. Our guest is Michael Melissinos of  Melissinos trading. Micheal went to work on Wall Street after he graduated college to pursue his passion for trading. He quickly realized that Wall Street proper was not the right place for him to achieve the vision he had for his life. Determined to make an exit and start his own firm, Michael began studying the markets and different approaches. He developed his strategy and started trading client capital in 2011. Now I will turn it over to Michael… 1) Who are you and what do you do? What is your story? How are you fighting for your Freedom? Where did you start, where in …

Financial Freedom

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #12 – Even Steven Money

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Today we have the 12th in a series of interviews. During this series we will be show casing other Freedom Fighters from around the world. I am excited to introduce you to our twelfth guest, Even Steven Money. Read Steven’s awesome story below. And if you would like to be featured in the Freedom Fighter interview series then be sure to check out the Guest Posting page for more information (it’s open to anyone that is willing to share their fight for freedom: Time Freedom, Location Freedom, and Financial Freedom). Now I will turn it over to Even Steven… My name is Steven and I write about paying off debt and my journey to financial independence over at Even Steven Money.  I currently work in corporate America …

Freedom Fighter

[Guest Post] Freedom Fighter Interview #11 – Wes

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Today we have the 11th in a series of interviews. During this series we will be show casing other Freedom Fighters from around the world. I am excited to introduce you to our eleventh guest, Wes. Read Wes’s awesome story below. And if you would like to be featured in the Freedom Fighter interview series then be sure to check out the Guest Posting page for more information (it’s open to anyone that is willing to share their fight for freedom: Time Freedom, Location Freedom, and Financial Freedom). Now I will turn it over to Wes… My name is Wes and I’m a proud holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, something I worked extremely hard on during my prime 20s years.  I’m an analyst for a …

Climbing The Corporate Ladder

That Email That Led To ^ $60,000 In Compensation

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Ever since starting this blog I have been deeply introspective with regards to my career and my interests. Since graduating college with a degree in corporate finance, that’s where I have spent the majority of my career. Within that model, and being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in finance to the highest level possible. When you pursue the corporate finance career path, that highest level and ultimate destination is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role. In my current role, I report to the CFO. We have even had discussions about succession planning and how I fit into the plan as his successor when he eventually leaves …