The article below follows some of the ideas I just shared in yesterdays post You’re Not Ready to Invest. Michael, who now blogs at www.financiallyalert.com., started from the ground up, and started early in his career, I mean unusually early at the age of 14 or 15. That’s not a bad thing, but I think you’d find most 14/15 year old’s thinking about anything but financial stability. I have to hand it to this guy, he grabbed life by the balls and made it happen.
I typically hate articles on the web that say “Retire in your 30’s” or “Retire Early by Doing These Basic Money Saving Moves” sort of thing. Most of the time, the articles are complete bull$*&% and unrelatable to the average person. What I do like though are real finances and real results from real people. Michael, in the article below, had nothing special about him. His wife’s a teacher, his dad’s a CPA and he has children. He didn’t come from money, at least the interview didn’t mention it. This makes him real in my mind.