As I sit here on my couch, unable to leave my apartment for the foreseeable future due to Winter Storm Juno, I’ve finally decided to man-up and begin something I’ve been meaning to for quite some time.
I stumbled across the financial independence / retire early (FI/RE) community after I had moved to Manhattan in early 2014. I had always been interested in personal finance and knew that retiring early was a possibility through compounding interest, a large windfall, or enough passive income. But I thought this was only possible for entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, or investment bankers, people who had a deep six figure incomes and could live off of their first $100k and save and invest the rest. In 2014 I stumbled across the Financial Samurai site and my theory was reaffirmed. The writer quit his investment banking career in his early 30’s and started living the FI/RE life.
Even though I did not (and still don’t) have a career in investment banking, I was still intrigued and did my due diligence and realized there was a whole community of people already living the FI/RE life and many more currently plotting their path.
Personal finance has been something I have always educated myself about since I can remember, and what better way to hold myself accountable for my FI/RE goals and share my experiences than plot my journey here. I plan on covering the topics of saving, investing, and anything personal finance for that matter, but from the perspective of a 26 year old with an accounting background living in Manhattan who is trying to avoid all the money sucking activities that come hand in hand with NYC living, while growing my net worth.
I’ve got a lot planned for this blog. Thanks for stopping by,