Name’s Jason, just your average Joe. When it comes to my personal finances, I would like to think that I’m doing fairly well, when compared to “statistics”. I’m in my early 30’s, have a good size nest egg, live comfortably, and have my sights on early retirement. When I say early retirement, I say late 50’s, but we’ll see, but it wasn’t always like that. There were days where I was worried about paying my bills and timing my payments just right so that it lined up with when I was getting paid. During my early years in college, there were days I had no money for food, and my loving family stepped in to help. (A special shout out to them!)
I’m no millionaire, don’t make 6 figures, don’t have a trust fund and no I’m not married to a doctor.
I started this blog because I was tired of reading articles about financing from well known sources (Forbes, TIME, Money Mag, Fortune, etc.) and most of the time I couldn’t relate and still can’t. Early on, I didn’t have money to invest in stocks, invest in real estate, start a business (nor did I know how). Between rent, student loans, utilities, and a car payment, I barely had enough to enjoy life, much less invest.
I’m here to help all you average Joes (and Janes) with your finances and to say that it is possible to build a nest egg, to enjoy life, and yes, even retire at some point. I’ve been at the bottom, but through perseverance, realistic goals, and persistence, I’ve dug myself out and hope to never look back.
Please note: I’m not a CPA, Financial Advisor, Banker, etc. Take what I write as an opinion. Please consult your own financial advisor. I’m just your average middle class American who takes an interest in finances and helping others.