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Debt Free Geek
Early Retirement
Budgeting, Income, Entrepreneur, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Young Professional, Leadership, Technology
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This week, I thought I would give you guys an update on our real estate investing journey so far. In case you didn’t know, I announced a few weeks ago that I am quitting my job in about 15 months (January 2019). I’m a bit of a planner, and I make a six-figure salary as the sole income for our family. I wouldn’t describe myself as someone with a dead-end job; ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 10:59 PM
At the beginning of 2019, I will quit my job as a cybersecurity operations director. Want to get caught up? Go check out my first post of this series. I’m not financially independent, and I won’t be retiring early, at least not for a while, even with a healthy net worth. Call me spoiled, but I can’t stand the traditional work routine. I’m going to escape it through the use of multiple ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 8:18 AM
It’s time to review that number that never seems to go quite high enough, but it sure is fun to watch it climb, isn’t it? I hope you find something useful in my report, whether you are looking for new ways to build your own wealth, like I am with investing in cryptocurrency, or whether you are living vicariously through me as you pay off your debt! I did the latter many times ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 12:18 AM
SO. I took the Zero Day Challenge in August, and now I’m sharing my results with you guys. Yes, everyone likes results. Results party. If you aren’t familiar with it, this is a monthly challenge where the goal is to rack up as many “zero days” as you can. A zero day occurs when you go an entire day without spending any money. The less money you spend, well…the more you’ll have ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 8:34 AM
USAA is a fantastic financial institution with so many upsides, such as outstanding customer service and an unparalleled online platform. Unfortunately, USAA doesn’t do a stellar job of clarifying membership eligibility requirements. So I have taken the time to outline them here and provide my insight as a USAA member. This is a follow-up post to How an Electronic Envelope System Helped Us Pay Off $150,000 in Debt which you can read here: How ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 9:28 PM
Welcome! If you don’t know much about me already, these should help: Why I Don’t Save For My Daughter’s College Education I’m a VIP and It’s for the Birds Net Worth Updates You’ve most likely heard of the envelope system before. It’s a money management strategy that involves labeling physical envelopes according to major budget categories and putting the actual cash amounts into those envelopes. The benefit to this system is the real-time feedback you ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 8:34 AM
I will celebrate the new year in 2019 by quitting my job. That’s not a typo. That’s 15.5 months from now. By doing so, I’ll forego my salary as a cybersecurity director. Not to mention the annual bonus I would receive in March. That’s gonna hurt. Why Quit a High-Paying Job in Cybersecurity? If you aren’t familiar with my story, please take a few minutes to get to know me! I’m a VP ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 7:56 AM
I run a cybersecurity operation for a multi-billion dollar financial institution. So, as you can guess, I spent a good portion of the last 24 hours researching and understanding the impact this breach had on our customers. I want to share (what I can) the results of that research with you. Most of which was confidential, and not pertinent to you, has been removed. With that, please take a look and ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 4:24 PM
So glad you could join me for my monthly net worth update! Why do we track net worth anyway? It’s just one factor in the grand scheme of things. In order to become financially independent (and that’s my goal, peeps), I know that I’ll need multiple streams of easily-scalable, passive income. I’m going to start tracking my passive income growth through another series of posts so be sure to check that out ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 7:40 AM
This week, I am sharing a more relatable debt payoff story with you. Not everyone goes pedal to the metal or has an exceedingly high income in a city with low costs of living (elements of my story). Jane from Cash Fasting paid off $35,000 in debt over a period of three years, most of which was paid while living in New York City. Not only did she accomplish this on ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 8:02 AM


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