Welcome to My Road to Wealth and Freedom. While I write under the online name Gen X Investor, I can assure you all that I’m actually a real person and not just some kind of online bot or what have you. In a former life I was an avid scuba diver. Below is a shot of me at Tiger Beach!!!
Nowadays I’m a husband and father of two small children (so no more shark diving). For the past 10 years, I’ve been diligently saving and investing to escape the rat race and one day achieve my goal of financial freedom.
I spend a lot of my time researching ways to build long term wealth so that my family can have a secure and stable financial future. To that end, you’ll see how I invest in a collection of income generating assets that have proven track records for building long term wealth. This website is definitely NOT about any get rich quick gimmicks.
My hope is that YOU will draw inspiration from my story and my ultimate goal of financial freedom. I want to show people that by simply applying a few tried and true personal finance rules that an average person can achieve financial freedom.
Now I’m definitely not a financial expert. What you read here is one regular middle-class guy trying to do the right thing when it comes to money matters. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my time and, no doubt, I’ll make plenty more before I’m financially free. Hopefully, by laying bare my own financial mistakes some of you may be able to learn from them and side step a few financial land mines on your own journey to financial freedom.
I also hope that this blog can be a place where we can share ideas about saving, investing and personal finance more generally. I’m all about thinking about ways to save more money, pay down debt, and to invest in the right things so that I’m able to reach my financial goals. I think that many of the strategies discussed and information presented here is of a more general nature, so it will be relevant to people from everywhere and all walks of life.
As readers you can expect to see a variety of net worth and dividend income updates as I tend to track my progress very closely. My hope is that by keeping focused on my short-term financial goals I will be able to achieve my longer term life goal of financial freedom. If you’re curious about how I got started on my road to wealth and freedom see my post on Where It All Began: My Interest in Saving, Investing and Growing my Wealth.
So what do You think? Are You feeling inspired by any of this? Are You tired of living pay to pay and stuck in the debt trap? So AM I! That’s why I want You to Come and Join Me on this journey. I love talking about different investments and ways to build wealth. Drop me a line, leave a comment. This website is NOT just about me. It’s also about YOU! Together, we can all learn from each other. That’s what this online community is about.