When I was brainstorming ideas for the name of this website, I ultimately chose “Debt Free Geek” because it described me perfectly:
a technology geek without debt
Just a few years prior, I had paid off over $150,000 in debt by age 28. And by starting this site, I hoped to share how I did it and help readers, maybe like yourself, achieve a similar feat.
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I watched my daughter walk through their house, in awe.
“Daddy, she has TWO rooms! Daddy, this room has a trampoline in it!”
Here’s the trampoline we’re talking about. I don’t think the kid, staring into your soul, comes with it. I would have guessed they were closer to $150, but we just wouldn’t have the space for something like this inside our house.
I avoided eye contact with Dave, a best friend of mine since high school. I had just realized for the first time that:
Some day, Daughter_01 will think that we are poor.
Some day, she’ll think that people like Dave are rich, and maybe she’ll even feel some shame about our “plight.”
For now, she’s 3.5, and she couldn’t care less. Still, what about when she’s older?
Continue reading “Am I a Rich Dad or a Poor Dad?”
Americans want more house. Bigger, better, flashier. And they are not afraid to move to get it.
I bought our 1460 square-foot, starter home back in 2011 for $107,700. We paid the mortgage off by June of 2014. The home is now worth $131,000 and contributes to 32% of our current (March 2017) net worth.
Continue reading “Why We Chose Not to Move”