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Dave

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Name:
The Financial Journeyman
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Investing, Financial Independence, FIRE, Personal Finance
Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$1,000,000.00
Location:
Covington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Human Resources (HR)
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Latest Blog Posts

Should you plan on working until age 70'  This suggestion has been surfacing in the mainstream financial media.  It is perfectly fine to work until age 70 or beyond.  It should not, however, be the age that your retirement planning is based upon. Some people like to work.  It gives them purpose.  Work adds structure to the day.  For many people, it is their identity.  Their job is who they ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 6:53 AM
I did not have the opportunity to attend Fincon 2017.  This blog was newly created in April and in all honesty, FinCon was not even on my radar of things to do this year.  After reading the many blog posts about FinCon 2017, I am defiantly going to attend next year’s event in Orlando, Florida.  I was, however, able to attend the New York Personal Finance Meet Up (#NYPFMeetUp). The ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 8:38 AM
I have been thinking about writing this post since I started my blog.  As you will read, Veterans Day might be the most fitting day to publish it.  This post is about my Uncle Xavier.  As the title suggests, Xavier was a veteran, millionaire, and mentor to me.  Below is his story and a little bit about our relationship. Like many members of the Greatest Generation, my Uncle Xavier had humble roots.  He grew up ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 8:27 AM
In the middle of October, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit Jim Thorpe, Pa.  Even though we only live about one-hour away from Jim Thorpe, neither of us have ever been there.  We were looking to Take a day-trip to see the fall foliage on this sunny Sunday afternoon.  We spoke about a few different local destinations in Pennsylvania and New York, but settled on Jim Thorpe.  We were not disappointed. ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 5:44 AM
This morning, I sent an email to my Congressman.  The Financial Journeyman is not a political blog.  This blog is not right or left leaning.  In general, I do not oppose or support any political party.  The only time that I will write about politics is when it is related to personal finance. Over the past few weeks, there has been many news reports about Congress wanting to reduce the ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 8:23 AM
Everyone should have a written financial plan.  A written financial plan is a document that assists you to focus on what you want to achieve when it comes to your personal finances.  A written financial plan is a living document that should be amended as time goes on. A written financial plan is an useful tool for everyone.  It does not matter if you are a new college graduate (Age 21-28) entering the ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 8:37 AM
It is the middle of October.  This is my favorite time of year.  The weather has cooled down some. The fall foliage in North Pocono is panoramic.  Pumpkin flavored everything is available.  If you are a football fan, both the college and the NFL seasons are in full swing. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend my annual NFL game.  My friend Chris and I went to the Philadelphia Eagles vs the Arizona ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 7:11 AM
Life is unpredictable.  An emergency can occur at any time.  Some emergencies you cannot prepare for and others you can.  This post is for Dads, Dollars, Debts who recently lost his house and nearly his life in the Tubbs fire in California.  The Financial Independence Community have come together to create a chain gang to show our support for him and his family: Anchor: DadsDollarsDebt – Tubb’s Fire – A Sudden Evacuation Anchor Two: Chief Mom ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 1:36 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read about my first 6-months as a personal finance blogger.  I have read that reaching the 6-month point is a major milestone because it is when many bloggers call it quits.  The past 6-months have gone by in a flash.  Creating The Financial Journeyman has been an educational experience.  Other than being a learning experience, it has fun to try to be creative and to watch the ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:10 AM
I would like to start by thanking A Journey to FI for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award.  The Financial Journeyman is only six months old and this recognition is a big deal to me.  There are many personal finance blogs.  It is easy to get lost in the crowd.  It is an honor to be mentioned among some of the best bloggers in the personal finance space who were also nominated ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 6:57 AM

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