My name is Steven. You can call me Gilbert. I'm a one man shop. And software developer. And I write about financial independence because I'm a diligent student of financial independence. While I come from humble beginnings, I've reached financial independence before the age of 30 because I read a lot, live frugally, save more than 75% of my earnings, and invest in low cost index funds. And I teach financial literacy here on WealthMeta.com and share my opinions on money and financial independence as the featured columnist of GilbertIndex.com. If you spend time around these parts, you will learn how to dominate money and become financially free yourself. And will be in the top 1% in terms of financial savviness.
For now, if you'd like a head start:
Number 1: If you're in debt, get out of it. Now. Hurry. And don't let anyone tell you different. Debt is evil. Debt is wretched and smells and is the antithesis to financial freedom. If you're in debt, paying off your debt is the best investment you can make.
Number 2: Learn what compounding is. And understand how it can make you rich beyond your dreams. Marry compounding. Love compounding. Respect compounding.
Number 3: Find ways to make your money compound (hint: low cost index funds).
More to come.
I'm from New Jersey originally. Did my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. And I'm currently in deferral at UC-Berkeley Law School.