Personal Finance

Do you wish you were more in control of your money? You want to save but your paycheque barely stretches to cover your costs. How great would it feel to know that you have enough money to pay for everything you need? To put some away each month for the future? Your savings are growing and available when you need extra cash for emergencies. Your retirement savings are secure and will be enough.

I want you to have all the information you need to take control of your money for free. You won’t need a university degree or any financial training to understand this information and I promise not to use any financial jargon. My website includes some great products for sale and links to other websites where you’ll find books and products I recommend but here, on my website, everything you need to take control is free.

I quit my accounting job 7 years ago, when I was 42 years old. At that point, I had fully paid off my house, 2 new cars, and a travel trailer. A couple years later, I bought a vacation condo for all cash. For the last 7 years, I have lived off the proceeds of my investment portfolio and developed a day trading strategy. I am happy to share my experiences and my learning with you. If you’re just getting started, check out my article Create your personal budget in 4 simple steps.

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