There’s truly a movement happening. More and more Millennials are realizing that retirement isn’t the goal and it’s actually possible to reach financial independence at a young age. I did at age 30. See how below. I know many other Millennials who have too. It’s actually a lot easier than you think.
My passion is connecting and helping as many people as possible make smarter financial decisions, build more successful companies, and live richer lives.
Just after college I was unemployed, living at home with my parents, and had only $2.26 left in my bank account. 5 years later I had a net worth of over $1 million.
I was the the quintessential Millennial portrayed in the media and it sucked. I wanted to get my own apartment, start saving money, pay back my student loans, and have enough money to live an insanely awesome life. I also wanted to have enough money so I could buy a home, afford a wedding, have children and send them to college, and get to the day, as quickly as possible, where work was optional.
I needed a plan. I had spent a few years building websites and taught myself digital marketing so I could land a job working at a digital marketing agency.
But it wasn’t enough. I did the math. I needed to make more money if I wanted to reach financial independence. Then I learned that a vast majority of the world’s wealthiest people all have one thing in common – they are entrepreneurs. Are you an entrepreneur?
So I started a consulting business – helping literally anyone who needed a website, SEO, or Google Adwords campaign management. I spent over 2,000 hours studying digital marketing from the ground up. My consulting projects and clients kept getting larger.
I went from $500 projects to $100,000+ projects in less than two years. I’ve since sold multiple $300,000+ engagements. No matter the size of the project I always try to add as much value as possible. I add extra value. Then I look for ways to even add more. Word started to spread. All of a sudden I had multiple companies offering services to different industries.
I started to save 15% of everything I earned, then 25%, then 40% and started investing. I put everything I could into investments. I also started reading many of the best personal finance and investing books. Over the past six years I have read over 300 books on personal finance, investing, and other financial topics (almost one a week!). I still don’t get tired of reading about money and continue to learn new ideas. But, I’ve also made a ton of mistakes with money that today have made me a better investor.
In just 5 years I went from $2.26 to a Millennial millionaire. I now own 3 successful companies, one of which grew 122% last year. Over the past 10 years I have worked on over 400 websites and directly managed over $100 million in digital advertising. If you are interested in taking your digital marketing or SEO to the next level hit me up.
I have been fortunate to achieve financial independence at the age of 30 and I want to help others do the same. Nothing I did was magic – just launching a company, a lot of hustle, smart investing decisions, and forming better money habits. Over time on the Millennial Money blog I’ll share best strategies I’ve used to build wealth and have the freedom to pursue the projects I’m most passionate about.
Money can give you freedom. It can give you options. It can also can make you happy – but only as long as you realize that there’s more to life than money.
You won’t find any hot stocks, trendy funds, or get rich quick schemes on Millennial Money – but what you will find are new ideas, tools, and time-tested strategies that I hope will make your life better – and future richer.
Seth Godin once said “Money is the story you choose to tell with it.”
Millennial Money is my story and I’m happy you’re here.