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Chris

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Name:
Debt Free Geek
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Budgeting, Income, Entrepreneur, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Young Professional, Leadership, Technology
Start Year:
2017

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Net worth:
Location:
South Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Information Security
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Latest Blog Posts

In a recent post, I wrote about being a stock trading loser. It’s true. I lost quite a bit of moo-la. Here I am going to share the numbers and details surrounding my trades from 2011 to 2012. If you missed my Financial Mistakes series, catch up here: Painful Financial Mistakes – Part 1 Painful Financial Mistakes – Part 2 In the Beginning In 2011, I decided to try my hand at trading stocks. $7 trades sounded ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 6:00 AM
In a recent post, I wrote about being a stock trading loser. It’s true. I lost quite a bit of moo-la. Here, I am going to share the numbers and details surrounding my trades from 2011 to 2012, and how I lost $1000 in the stock market. If you missed my Financial Mistakes series, catch up here: Painful Financial Mistakes – Part 1 Painful Financial Mistakes – Part 2 In the Beginning In 2011, I decided to ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Welcome back for a tantalizing net worth update. Well, this month was decent in terms of growth of stock accounts, but most of my cryptocurrency holdings took a pretty hefty dive. In addition, Zillow knocked the valuation of my home down by seven grand. Ouch: High-Level Analysis Over the last three months, our net worth has increased by $21,724  (+5.16%), growing from $420,821 to $442,545. One year ago, our net worth was $352,976. It’s fun ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Welcome back for the second part of this series where I’m sharing my wonderful financial mistakes! If you missed the first part, you can quickly catch up  here: Painful Financial Mistakes – Part 1 Buying Stock: Research In Motion (Blackberry) My complete and utter failure on this one is a bit obscure because I ended up with an overall net gain. But if you look into the details of my trades, you’ll agree that I ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 7:00 AM
There’s valuable stuff in hearing about people’s mistakes. So I thought I’d share some of the painful financial mistakes that have stuck with me. This will be a two-part post, and I’ll share Part 2 later this week. 2-Year Gym Membership When I was entering my second year of college, I visited a friend’s gym because he had a membership and could take a friend for free. We asked about signing me ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 12:25 PM
What’s it like to be debt free? Short answer: But why, exactly? I’ll share my experience here. You may be working hard to become debt free. Some of you are SO close! Others are so covered up in debt that paying off the house isn’t even in the conversation. You’d just be happy to be “debt free except the mortgage.” I paid off $150,000 in debt, including my home, over the course of 3.5 ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 4:30 PM
**Last week, non-subscribers missed out on my Paycheck Breakdown via my weekly email digest. This week, I’ll be sending out my complete Spending Breakdown only to my fantastic subscribers. Sorry, I’m just not ready to post that info on the interwebs. If this information interests you, feel free to subscribe using one of the forms at the top/bottom/right of the site. I finished listening to the audio version of The Book on ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 4:52 PM
  Welcome back for another juicy net worth summary! In June, we experienced a legitimate correction in cryptocurrency so some of my investments dropped in value, but I did some active trading which helped to increase my shares overall. Our net worth increased by a substantial $15,400!  Have a look: Some Analysis Over the last three months, our net worth has increased by $40,702 (+9.94%), growing from $409,521 to $450,223. Currently averaging $10,400 of monthly ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 7:49 AM
I watched my daughter walk through their house, in awe. “Daddy, she has TWO rooms! Daddy, this room has a trampoline in it!” Here’s the trampoline. I don’t think the kid, staring into your soul, comes with it. I didn’t realize they’re only $75, but we just wouldn’t have the space for something like this inside our house. I avoided eye contact with Dave, a best friend of mine since high school. I ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 7:50 PM
I’ve been a busy bee learning about a new “side hustle” called real estate investing. I think calling it a side hustle is a bit of an understatement since it’s an endeavor that requires a decent amount of cash and/or risk, depending on how you approach it. So in this post I’ll share the latest books I’ve read, the one I’m currently reading, and my impressions (and some nuggets I picked ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 1:42 AM

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