Welcome to the Finance Patriot. The term Patriot conjures up images of freedom and eagles. I believe that in order to truly be free, one must become financially free.
My goal here is to share the steps in my journey to early retirement. Subsequently, I plan to write about my adventures in early retirement. Some of the interesting things you will read about here are;
- My financial history and how I got to where I am today
- Tax strategies for early retirement. Hint: They aren’t the same strategies used for an “old age” or traditional retirement.
- Non conventional wealth building strategies that seem to not exist in the early retirement community. Stay tuned.
- Our family travel adventures. A lot of these adventures will be partially funded with miles and points, and I may mention travel hacking strategies I used to help fund these vacations.
I would like to share some things with you, in order for you to get to know me and my family better.
- I’m 40 years old, a father of one girl and one boy. Their ages are 5 and 7 as of this writing (March 2017). I am also a husband to an amazing wife for over 10 years now.
- I plan to retire soon. I am hesitant to pull the trigger, but I plan to get my ducks in a row before calling it quits. It won’t be easy, but nothing in life worth doing is easy.
- I obtained a degree in Accounting and am a CPA. I have only done financial auditing, financial analysis type work and have only done my own tax returns. I have a passion about tax law, but that’s based on reading and not preparing returns for others.
As I continue to write and engage with readers, I also hope to learn more as well from the audience. I have already learned so much from early retirement bloggers and have much to be thankful for.
Humor is a main goal of this blog. Thanks again for visiting here and come back often as I have much more to post.
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