I am a retired Information Technology professional with a mission.
But first, my story.
Today, I am a retired Information Technology professional with enough passive income that allows me the freedom to choose to work as much or as little as I want to. I also have the freedom to pursue my passions and enjoy a much more fulfilled lifestyle while I am still young.
Read on to learn how I achieved financial freedom and got here early.
In middle school, I fell in love with math and numbers. I decided to become an accountant. I guess I liked solving problems that included numbers!
I started my professional life as an accountant, got married and had exactly 1.5 children. The .5 child was a first miscarriage, then we had an un-expected beautiful boy who became the light of our life. He represents our love and commitment to each other as a married couple for as long as we shall live. That was over 20 years ago. Fast forward to today, our son is in college with a bright future ahead of him.
While our son was growing up, I transitioned from accounting to a new career as an IT consultant in a very niche ERP solutions implementation area. I recognized that in order to progress along this career path, I had to expand my skill set. Consequently, I taught myself general network administration and various other IT management skills. Later, I changed a couple jobs and settled in to a Director of Information Technology position.
As a Director of Information Technology, I quickly realized that I will age-out as new, younger, and smarter IT professionals join the work force. I had to come up with an exit strategy quickly. I guess this is true for all professions, but it is exacerbated for the IT professional.
One lazy weekend day as I sat in our back porch reminiscing about the past, I recalled the two duplexes that I had convinced my parents to purchase and rent out more than 20 years ago. We all were very scared as we had no experience with rental properties. However, giving in to my persistence and determination, my parents followed my advice. Today, my parents are retired and still own those two duplexes. They are earning passive income in the form of rents which help pay their bills. The icing on the cake is that the duplexes are paid off and have appreciated more than 200% in value.
I thought to myself that here is the answer that I have been searching for. It is cash-flowing real estate!
Why real estate?
Because the proof was staring me in the face, but also because I knew from my accounting background that the returns from real estate will always exceed the returns from other traditional investments. When you combine the stability of real estate with the huge tax benefits (which are unfair but completely legal) that you get when you become a real estate professional, there was no doubt in my mind that this was what I was looking for.
I have spent the last several years acquiring cash-flowing properties to build up my passive income portfolio. I have now achieved my goal of financial freedom through passive income and it has changed everything in my life!
Are you in the same position that I was?
Do you lie away at night wondering if you will be laid off next week or if automation will eliminate your position?
Do you dread going to work every day?
Do you feel burnt out or trapped and unhappy in your job?
Let me tell you my friend, I used to feel all those things every night!
Financial freedom through passive income will give you control over your life. I want that for you.
This is why my mission is to help you achieve financial freedom through passive income so that you can enjoy your life while you are still young.
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