Hi, I’m Clint and money has been something I’ve been learning about my whole adult life.
I grew up in a lower middle class family without money and wasn’t taught about:
- credit cards
- net worth statements
- real estate or investments
We were taught the value of hard work, reading and learning and with that, I became a first generation college graduate.
After a 12 year career as an accountant, I was a Director of Finance earning a good salary, but I still wasn’t smart with my own money, which changed when I lost my job and put my family at risk.
Failure was the wakeup call for me to realize I needed to change my money ways!
Like everything I do, I dove deep into the financial independence and early retirement movement (FIRE). I read everything I could find, started to write about it and implemented what I learned. Since then, I’ve:
- Bought 10 properties
- Increased my net worth 9x
- Increased our savings rate >50%