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Like many other people pursuing FI, we had our spreadsheets and tools to calculate all our numbers. I even created my own Retirement Simulation tool. If you have read some of our prior posts, we were within range for an early retirement, even discussing the possibility as soon as early 2019.
There’s so much out there to complain about. Student loans, a weak job market, social security, healthcare, insurance, robots taking your jobs. It’s hard. But the problem is that complaining about the bad things doesn’t actually help.
Commercial real estate investing is very different from residential real estate investing so before you can start calculating potential profits of a CRE deal there are many things to do and know.
Mindset played a key role in this decision. Rather than just waiting for my dream job to drop in my lap, I took a proactive approach, gaining additional experience and broadening my skillset to make myself a more valuable employee. Through this process I also learned that I had others passions, including personal finance. I had faith, bet on myself, and believed that the right job fit was out there for me.