I am a guy in my fourties, my wife and I have two children. I am blogging about my thoughts on various topics around personal finance and wealth building. The goal of this blog is to show my journey to a self-determined and exciting life.
How I think about wealth and why I started this blog
I have never been a big spender. I have always been a much better saver instead. Money is energy, often traded against time and effort. It is too valuable to be wasted. The consumerism mantra “one earns to spend” is a very tricky one.
You cannot have a voluntary, independent life while drowning in debts and living from paycheck to paycheck. As long as you have to work hard for your money to make a living, you are stuck in a treadmill and will never be free. You cannot rise to the top of your capabilities and pursue your dreams.
draw and shape your (financial) life
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You must put yourself in a position – financially and mentally – in which you have options.
I chose the path of a down to earth lifestyle, consistently spending less than I earn. My savings enable me to invest in companies listed on the stock market. I am always keen on establishing various passive income streams. I love to have both, the benefits and satisfaction of being an employee and on the other side to have the perspective of a business owner. So far, my wife and I have not been engaged in real estate investing. But buying our first house is an exciting goal to pursue.
I firmly believe that the process of building wealth through a down to earth life style makes you strong. And it can be fun. Wealth gives you options, it serves you as a buffer for rainy days and – invested wisely – money will begin to work for you instead of the other way around.
I write this blog for my readers and of course for myself. I hope to accomplish following things:
Creating a personal journal which articulates my dreams, achievements, failures and changes I am experiencing
Having fun and excitement by producing and elaborating my thoughts and concepts
Being inspired and – hopefully – inspire others