Hi, I'm Thomas


#1

So I have been reading Budgetsaresexy (along with other great blogs) for awhile now and I guess its time to start chatting.


#2

Well hello, Math Guy. What’s your story? Do you have a goal of financial independence (or perhaps you’re already there)? Just curious - thanks for joining the party!


#3

I would love to get there someday.

I am lucky that even though FI wasn’t something that we talked about as a family, we were raised to avoid debt.

So once I started reading and learning it turns out I was half way there.

These days I continue to live below my means, stash away savings and grow my net worth. I am very interested in making friends with people who live the same way.


#4

Wow, nice - certainly sounds like you are WELL on your way to achieving your goals. And making friends will be easy on these [still new] forums. :slight_smile:


#5

I still have years to go before I get there but I have started walking and its in the right direction.


#6

Welcome Math Guy!!!

Looking forward to chatting with you too.


#7

@Math_Guy nice to meet you, bro! Thx for reading BudgetsAreSexy!


#8

That’s where we’re at. We’re early, but heading in the right direction. Nice to meet you Math Guy!


#9

Welcome to the forums Thomas.


#10

Welcome!

A :chart_with_upwards_trend: together :fire:together :slight_smile:


#11

Hi @Math_Guy and welcome! I also grew up in a household where I learned to avoid debt. So even though we were very, very poor and didn’t have much, just the concept of minimizing debt is a tremendous help to my FI journey. FIRE date is Oct 2018 :champagne::champagne: :champagne:


#12

@SheRocksFinances, within a year nice. :sunglasses:


#13

Welcome to the forum! From your name… I’m guessing you like math? :slight_smile:


#14

Math Guy was the handle given to me by a good buddy in college, he was big into Ho scale slot cat racing. He has 4 tracks in his basement and threw a great Daytona 500 party every year. Everyone races by a handle and that just showed up in place of my name.

It kinda stuck for there since I am now a math professor.