The Stoic Investor: From Humble Beginnings

If you have been visiting here frequently you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I came to this frugal living, investing lifestyle after a disastrous former life.  Steve at Money Infant has been kind enough to allow me to do my first guest post.  If  you’re curious to know a little more about how I arrived at where I’m at today read, Getting Back on Track After a Financial Train Wreck.  I’ll warn you ahead of time it’s not pretty, but it will give you a better perspective of what I went through to get where I’m at today. 


8 thoughts on “The Stoic Investor: From Humble Beginnings

    • Thank you! Truth be told I probably was not in the best frame of mind to be making the decision to work abroad especially going to Afghanistan, but it all worked out in the end and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  1. That’s an incredible story Stoic! Coming from the bottom, it will simply make the ride to the top even sweeter. You’ll appreciate it that much more, because you know what it feels like to be without it.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks DM. I try never to forget where I have been. That keeps the lessons learned close by my heart and hopefully I will never make those mistakes again.

  2. Just came across your story today. Very happy for you that you had the strength and the resources to move over seas and to start your life over.

    I completely understand how you initially wanted to spend and spend the money you were making overseas, but then after doing that your mind switched gears and you went into saving mode.

    Are you still working overseas?

    • Thank you. It has been a HUGE change for me. I’ve never saved money at any point in my life till now. As you said, something clicked and I began looking at things differently.

      Yes, I’m still overseas. Living in the Middle East at them moment.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow, that’s an incredible turn around. I’m sorry to hear that you had to such a low, but I’m glad something positive came out of it in the end. I hope things continue to look up for you 🙂

    • Thank you Cassie. I would have preferred for things to have been different as well. We all have a story of loss to tell, it’s what we do afterwards that matters. Life does go on and I can’t say it is better or worse, just different.

      I wish you the best with your progress as well. You’re doing great!

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