Hello fellow personal finance nerds! My name is Andrew and I live in Dallas, TX along with my wife and 2 kids. My wife and I are in our early 30s, and our kids are 1 and 3.
We are on the journey to financial independence and are probably within 5 years of the goal. We have a single W2 income, but my wife does a little bit of realtor work on the side.
A large majority of our net worth has been built over the last 5 years in real estate (rentals, flips, and wholesales). With two small kids, our “extracurricular” real estate activities have really slowed down, and we are looking for more passive places to put our money.
I very recently started blogging over at Wealthy Nickel.
I will talk about FIRE and our journey some, but I am more focused on basic personal finance to help people just getting started in the journey.
Why did I start a personal finance blog in 2018 in an incredibly crowded space? Good question…
While there is lots of great content already on the internet, I think I have a unique perspective, and even with all the content out there, millions of people struggle with basic financial concepts.
I want to help people take control of their financial life so they can pursue their passions without worrying about money. A big part of our story is being able to accumulate $1M+ net worth over a relatively short period with a single W2 income, mostly through side hustles (real estate), and I hope to be able to help others do the same.
Looking forward to connecting here and getting more involved in the Rockstar community!