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Chris

Blog Info

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

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
  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
Hey fellow geeks! Well, this month was pretty exciting because I tried out a new investment, and it caught fire. Overall, our net worth increased by a whopping $14,000!  Check it out: Some Analysis Over the last three months, our net worth has increased by $34,566 (+8.64%), growing from $400,257 to $434,823. Currently averaging $9,400 of monthly growth for 2017. We’re still on track to reach half million dollar in 2017. Still waiting to see how ...
Posted: Jun 08 2017 @ 12:15 AM
Buying a car can be a stressful, time-consuming exercise. Have you experienced the kind of stress I’m talking about? I’m going to share our recent car replacement experience and use it as a springboard for discussing the tenets we follow in this arena, which I believe have helped us be pretty darn successful. If you haven’t checked our net worth posts, you can get those here, or you can see the latest ...
Posted: May 27 2017 @ 10:46 PM
Buying a car can be a stressful, time-consuming exercise. Have you experienced the kind of stress I’m talking about? I’m going to share our recent car replacement experience and use it as a springboard for discussing the tenets we follow in this arena, which I believe have helped us be pretty darn successful. If you haven’t checked our net worth posts, you can get those here, or you can see the latest ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 10:46 PM
I’m a personal finance blogger on the weekends…but I manage a cybersecurity operations team for a $10B organization as my day job. Over 90% of cases of successful data theft are related to vulnerabilities which are KNOWN and PATCHABLE. Please take a look through this post to ensure you are protected against the latest major ransomware attack (named “WannaCry”). Please contact me if you need any assistance. Some Context Yesterday, a new cyber attack ...
Posted: May 13 2017 @ 5:30 PM
What’s up everyone! Glad you stopped by to check out the April 2017 release of my side hustle progress. Let’s get right to it. First I’ll show you the numbers, then we’ll cover the details: Overall, I went positive two months in a row on my side hustles. Not bad! Tracking Hours I’m trying out a new table reporting format. You’ll notice that I’m now tracking hours for all hustles. I think it’s ...
Posted: May 07 2017 @ 12:57 AM
Hey fellow geeks, I’m excited to provide a month-end summary of our net worth for April, 2017! Some Analysis Over the last three months, our net worth has increased by $38,992 (+10.20%), growing from $382,000 to $422,000. I typically receive a bonus ($7,000-$8,000 after taxes) at the beginning of each year. However, it throws off forecasting so, removing that, I am currently averaging $10,400 of monthly growth. That’s enough to put us over the half ...
Posted: May 02 2017 @ 6:54 PM
Some Context Recently, I got an unexpected bonus from my 9-5, so my wife and I were discussing what to do with it. We agreed to take 20% of it and do something fun, then invest the rest. 20% worked out to about $360. We decided to create an experience with these funds, as opposed to buying some object/item/thing. You may already know that we are debt free and, by the standards of ...
Posted: Apr 27 2017 @ 12:55 AM
Some Context I’ve always wanted to help my kids find success in education. My parents didn’t save a dime for my college education, and not because they didn’t want to. They couldn’t afford it. They made a series of poor financial decisions, mostly living a larger life than they could afford. We were one of those families that couldn’t pay rent or car payments, but we always had satellite TV. The unfortunate result ...
Posted: Apr 17 2017 @ 11:28 PM

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