Well hello there! I was inspired to start this blog to see if I can prove a point:

I can retire early WITHOUT being a minimalist.

Let’s face it, it won’t be easy. As much as I want to quit the rat race, I also don’t want to sacrifice too much of a lifestyle I’m accustomed to. But as a 35 year old single guy living in upstate New York, I believe I can achieve early retirement, while eschewing a minimalist lifestyle, somewhere between the ages of 45 and 50.

Here you will track the thoughts of my zany brain on how I will try to hit that goal – along with sharing key past experiences and life lessons that have helped shape my financial philosophy.

So with that said, I hope you find this site to not just be a source to dream about retirement, but making it a reality one day.