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Justin Taylor

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Saving Sherpa
Early Retirement
Budgeting, Frugality, Investing, Travel
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Monthly Review: November 2017First things first Sherpa fam, I finally hit the big 2-0-0. That's $200,000 in net-worth! A few people have asked me how much faster the second $100k was and unfortunately I don't have a $0 net-worth starting point. I can say that the speed seemed to pick up about 50% which is mostly due to pay raises and a little to do with compounding interest. With my ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 9:45 AM
Most of us will never be slinging YeezysNo one wants to work forever and we all have big dreams of being the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or maybe even Kanye, but unfortunately most of us will never be slinging Yeezys for a few hundred bucks a pair. Working in a cube farm until 70 may seem fine for Larry in HR, but if you’re reading this then my guess ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Monthly Review: October 2017 I can’t believe I’m typing this but it’s actually the first monthly review I’ve ever done. I find that slightly odd because the whole point of the blog was to give normal people a guide to follow towards financial independence. For someone carrying the Sherpa namesake, I have failed on my guide duties for sure. It’s time to right this ship and start what is hopefully a ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 8:09 AM
You Can’t Take It With You When You Go I’m going to start this article off a little unorthodoxly. I’m going to ask something of you, before I try to give something back. Answer this question quickly and honestly: If you knew for a fact you would die at age 50, would you save heavily or not at all? Great, now remember that answer. We’ll revisit it after I clear up ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 12:55 PM
Our Unreasonable View Of Money Why are we so bad at money?  Well maybe not YOU, because you took the time out of your day to read this, but society as a whole. There are many outrageous things that people do and do not believe in, but normally there involves some type of rationale or faith. With money, I see  that what little understanding we do have is often misguided. Today, ...
Posted: Jun 11 2017 @ 4:24 PM
Erin was nice enough to be the first person to ever send a book my way for a review. I’m glad she did because it is certainly a different take on financial literature. Erin uses a conversational style and includes lots of personal stories that really make it feel authentic. Heck, there was even a Harry Potter reference. The best thing about this book is that I finally feel like ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 6:44 PM
This is the nerdiest time of the year for me. I watch all year as my numbers take shape but they’re not actually final until March 31st. This just happens to be my fiscal year because I started tracking my spending April 1st 2015. When I started, I had $38,200 and an intense motivation to become financially independent. For me this passion is rooted in a desire to never miss ...
Posted: Apr 11 2017 @ 10:09 PM
Ultimate happiness is the ultimate goal. To achieve this, I’ve decided that financial independence is my means to that end. So to reach that ultimate goal, I have a lot of smaller goals along the way. These goals are set through a lot of reflection on how I want life to look after retirement. How much money do I need? Well that depends on how and where I choose to ...
Posted: Feb 20 2017 @ 4:57 PM
  Cheap. That’s probably the adjective that I get thrown at me most often. Honestly, I don’t really like it. I think there’s a huge difference between being cheap and being efficient, but that’s another blog on its own. The truth is that I have no issue spending money when I feel like I’m getting a great return on investment (ROI). And that’s to say, as long as something is useful ...
Posted: Jan 11 2017 @ 6:04 PM
Excuses. You know those dirty white lies we tell ourselves. The ones that do us absolutely no good, but allow us to sleep easy just to delay some inevitable situation and maybe even make it worse. Our culture loves excuses. It loves preparing us with the ammo to explain to others why we failed, why we didn’t have a fair chance, and why no one could possibly understand our specific ...
Posted: Aug 07 2016 @ 5:35 PM


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