When I think about all the wonderful and insightful blogs that have led me to start up my own, I have to admit, it’s awfully intimidating. Just getting started is plain difficult. What can I offer that hasn’t already been said by countless others?
I’ll attempt to carve-out my own little niche in the FIRE (Financial Independence, Early Retirement) playground. You’ll get some tips and tricks, but also epic fails and slapstick. There will be PLENTY of ups and downs along the way.
It’s a simple setup
My job is very rewarding from a paycheck perspective, but it’s not a gig that gets me jazzed to get out of bed in the morning. It’s probably helpful to share a few numbers to start out with, to set a baseline of sorts:
- I’m 43, coming up on 44. A father of twins: a three-year-old boy and girl, and husband to an amazing wife, “Mrs. Cubert”, for almost 10 years now.
- I plan to abandon my cubicle on
March 1, 2020July 31, 2019.
- We own and manage
45 rental properties. These are a catalyst in the grand cubicle abandonment plan.
I hope that while sharing my journey, I can learn from you fine readers. Maybe you’ve already escaped your cube, or are well on your way?
Warning: Much of what is to come will be a heavy dose of “First World Problems.” I have to remind myself that humility and gratitude are essential. Sincerity sprinkled with sarcastic F’ bombs come with the package.