Hi there, I'm Bryan, seasoned IT professional, investor, startup owner, landlord, life hacker, financial wiz. I'm well on my way to early retirement; life has been good to me and I feel it's only fair to pay it forward and share what I've learned in positioning myself to live the good life. I've also made plenty of mistakes in getting where I am now and I'd like to impart wisdom so others don't repeat them.
I've been meaning to create this blog for at least 2 years when I came up with the idea and name (pronounced pown-ing). The vision I have for this blog is to provide complimentary information and quick references for personal finance, taxes, small business practices, investment ideas and opportunities, career related advice, and other educational resources on how to become financially independent to retire early.
I was inspired to strive for a better life for me and my family by many great authors and bloggers. I'll be covering these authors in more detail in future posts, but for now here's my list of those who have inspired me the most: Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Timothy Ferriss, Pete MMM, Steve Pavlina, Malcolm Gladwell, Napoleon Hill, and George Samuel Clason just to name a few.
This blog should serve as a jumping point for aiding in planning your short term and long term financial strategies by inspiring and educating. I'll do my best to keep entries organized by type for quick reference. There's an active Facebook group which is associated with this blog which serves as a general forum for discussing ideas and current events. I look forward to engaging with you and helping you plan for the future.