Fast approaching the not so tender age of thirty-
seven eight, I found myself needing to take account of the life I had lived. Looking back I noticed a barren land of financial waste and mismanagement. I had not valued monetary resources in a way which would nurture an even more important value: Freedom.
Most of the actions that I undertake and document in these entries are with the sole purpose of gaining the freedom to pursue interests when and where I want. The freedom to not be reliant on earnings from labor alone. The freedom to be me.
In the past I never fully appreciated how these freedoms are coupled tightly with economic freedom. Debt does not a free man make. Indeed, debt may be one of the most corrosive forces known to ones individual freedom.
Here are a few points of interest that may help orient you to my particular situation as it pertains to my investment activities:
- I’m thirty-seven, single with no dependents
I have an above average income
- I have below average expenses
- I have no debt
I am a U.S. citizen living and working in the Middle East