My Story: Retirement By Age 34 – Part 2

At age 25, for the first time in my life, I actually had extra money!  I started working, paying off my immediate debts and started saving some money in the bank.  Like most young people, I didn’t know what to do with my money, but keeping it in the bank seemed like the sensible thing.  I made a few inexperienced mistakes a long the way, which we can go through along the way.

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My Story: Retirement By Age 34 – Part 1

Hi, it’s Andrew (Uncle Pennybags).  Here’s my story of how I went from $20,000 debt in 2007 to traveling the world and 3rd world financial independence by 2017.  I say 3rd world financially independent because I have enough money and income to technically retire for the rest of my life in Manila.  I didn’t win the lotto, get rich with stocks, or inherit my money.  It’s been a long road where I feel I was kind of just blindly teaching myself what to do with my money.  I was fortunate to have a loving family who led me to a great education, acquire good paying jobs along the way and now I thought I’d share my story.  I don’t consider myself a huge success, but I’m still working on it!

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