About That Obsession

As far back as I can remember I have wanted to be wealthy.  Not the “pie in the sky – hope I win the lottery” kind of wealthy (although that would be nice).  Rather by obtaining wealth through saving & investing.  When I was younger I read just about every wealth building book that I could get my hands on, such as The Wealthy Barber, Millionaire Next Door, and Smart Couples Finish Rich.

Of course, having a financial planner for a mother helped me achieve this mind-set.  From getting me set-up as a landlord in her first rental property venture, to teaching me about dividend growth investing, mom has always been there to steer me in the right direction.

Still, life happens…and after escaping a mountain of debt over the past decade I finally feel that all of my obsessing is paying off and we are on the right track financially.  Having survived year one of raising our first child, and adjusting to single income living, I think we’re ready to face the next set of challenges that life has to offer.

That’s why I wanted to start this blog.  I now feel in control of my financial future, which is the first step in what will be an exciting adventure over the next decade.  I want to share my experiences so that hopefully the younger readers learn from my mistakes and get started earlier towards their own financial freedom.  And I want to share my current and future adventures in personal finance, hopefully engaging with readers along the way to prosperity.

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  1. youngandthrifty on August 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    What a cute blog! Boomer and Echo! I think it’s so cute dad and son are doing something together.

    I have always wanted to be wealthy too, or at least comfortable to be able to have a house and travel, and not have to “worry” about money. Not excessively wealthy, just comfortable.

    It would be nice if all my hard work and investing gave way to this wealth, rather than for example, a lottery ticket. =)

    • Echo on August 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

      @ youngandthrifty – thanks for stopping by. I’ve never really been a fan of the Lotto Max retirement strategy either, so hopefully my DIY philosophy pays off in the end 🙂

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