The GYFG Mission Statement: To Humanize Finance, Build Wealth, and Reach Financial Freedom.
Not only that, but, if you’re diligent, you can reach financial freedom a lot sooner than anyone has ever led you to believe. You will have to be intentional with your finances if you ever want a fighting chance to make it to financial freedom, but it doesn’t have to take 40-50 years of slaving away for The Man before you have the option to retire. I personally think that 15-20 years is really all that’s needed, with the folks more aggressive in limiting expenditures (not me) or very high earners (yeah, me) probably able to reach financial independence in 10 years or less.
Still with me?
My aim with this blog is to TEACH, INSPIRE, MOTIVATE, and LEAD you to FINANCIAL FREEDOM. I promise to always write from personal experience and with FULL TRANSPARENCY. I share all of my financial details, with real numbers.
I know I don’t have to publish my juicy details every month, but it’s important to me that you know that I put my money where my mouth is. Not all that many finance blogs or people giving financial advice actually do this, especially not to the degree I do. I publish ALL of my financial details not to brag, but instead to show you what is working as well as what’s not working. You get to see all my successes and all of my failures. I’m willing to be your financial guinea pig, and happy to do it.
Sometimes finance can get pretty dense, but I think real life examples and real numbers can help slice through the complexities (and BS). This level of transparency is necessary to provide you the right context.
As always, you can find all my previous reports on the Financial Stats page (as well as annual trends and a few other financial metrics not found in the monthly reports).
There is a famous Jim Rohn quote that I think everyone should keep in mind:
If you don’t plan your future, somebody else will. And you know what they have planned for you? NOT MUCH! – Jim Rohn