Where Will I Be in Five Years?
One continued “thorn in my side” has been my family’s lack of financial education. Don’t get me wrong—my parents and grandparents did their best to provide and raise their children.
However, the attitude that has come down through my family is one of wealth destruction: only just enough is earned to sustain the family, and any excess is either wasted or destroyed.
And for me, that is not acceptable. I can’t give to starving children in Asia or Africa if we only have “just enough.” I can’t do everything that I feel God wants me to do if I’m serving the banks.
I am reading, learning, and taking small steps to build wealth and eliminate the attitude of wealth destruction I my family. It hasn’t been easy – I spent the first 39 years of my life doing exactly the wrong things, and having little to show for it.
In 5 years, I’m going to have my debt paid off – somehow. All the stupidity debt, all of the student loan debt, all of it. I refuse to let emergencies and random events kick my financial butt.
Where else will I be in 5 years? In a house for my family and a mother-in-law space for my mother. We’re going to have a yard where my young one can play, and the wife can relax. And we won’t just have one house: I will have one or two fourplexes that I will rent out, thanks to a professional landlord.
Where else will I be I 5 years? I’ll be anywhere but here – meaning I’ll be travelling. I’ll be visiting all the places that I’ve always wanted to go – Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Sweden, Switzerland, and Israel.
Where will I be in 5 years? I may be working for my current employer. Being able to put away more money and working because I want to – not because I must – seems appealing. Though, with some wealth and no debt, I may choose to build my businesses and investments full time.
That’s a little of where I’ll be. Where will you be?
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