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Barker Strategies
General Finance
budgeting, FI, debt free, investing
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Girls, So you have been doing like I have been telling you, saving and investing. You now have a good chunk of money in your retirement accounts (401k, Roth IRA, maybe even a brokerage account). Everything has been smooth sailing, the market has been bullish, and everything is cupcakes and rainbows. Well, the market has … Continue reading When the Market Crashes… → ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 1:47 AM
F**k you, pay me!  A great line from Goodfellas.   This is the mindset you have to have for yourself.  You need to pay yourself first.  If you don’t pay yourself first, and you wait until the end of the month to pay yourself what is leftover then you eventually won’t have anything left.  You will end up … Continue reading F**k You, Pay Me! → ...
Posted: Aug 14 2018 @ 12:00 AM
Sadie and Emma, To quote Jocko Willink, “Discipline equals Freedom.”  This applies in all walks of life, especially finance.  Having self-discipline in your finances is being responsible and not spending money frivolously, or on things you don’t need. First part of financial discipline is to be on a budget.  You need to do this so … Continue reading (FINANCIAL) “DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM” → ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 11:24 PM
Sadie and Emma, Do you want to win with money'  Yes, would be your answer 🙂  The way you win with money is getting on a budget!  By being on a budget, you are telling your money where to go! If you don’t track your spending and plan out your month and every dollar of … Continue reading Budgeting Will Set You Free → ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 4:00 PM
My sweet girls, Why I am writing these letters to you'  What is the point in all this'  Why should you care about personal finance'  I am going to tell you why it is important to me, and hopefully, that will help you understand why it should be important to you. Let’s start with “What … Continue reading The Path to FI, and Why → ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Sadie and Emma,   Dad here.  I want to teach you girls about personal finance.  I want you know at a young age, what it took me years to learn.  I had to figure some out on my own but also learned quite a bit through seeking knowledge.  So, my first nugget of wisdom is … Continue reading Debt, the Wealth killer → ...
Posted: Feb 28 2018 @ 10:00 PM
This is going to be a series of letters that I write to my two daughters, Sadie and Emma. Through these letters I am going to share what I know about personal finance, to try and share with them the knowledge that I was never given. I think personal finance should be a mandatory high … Continue reading Introduction → ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 11:57 PM
So this week my brother-in-law is going off to college.  I want to empower him with all my financial knowledge to help him from making the mistakes I did. First thing first, debt is bad!!!!  Debt is the number one thing that will keep you from being wealthy.  Stay away from the credit card offers … Continue reading My Brother-in-Law is going off to College… → ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 5:17 AM
To really win with money you have to have that one thing, the thing that people cringe when they hear the word, a BUDGET.  Most people, in my experience at least hear budget and think of this as a confine.  They think that by using a budget they are restricting what they can spend and … Continue reading The B Word… → ...
Posted: Dec 19 2017 @ 4:14 AM
Why is this so important' I want to leave behind a legacy to my wife and two girls.  I want to change our family tree. We had over $70k debt between student loans, credit card debt, and car loan.  We were “normal.”  After listening to Dave Ramsey for so long, we decided to finally start.  … Continue reading The Legacy → ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 9:36 AM


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