My overall mission is to free myself and as many others financially, as I possibly can. That was something I didn't think was possible until a few years ago. Coming from Chicago, born into poverty I saw some pretty low lows but the love that surrounded me was priceless. Raised by a single father of 3 who worked 2 - 3 jobs from 14 years of age until he retired October of 2021 at 64, he showed me exactly what a hard days work is all about.
Seeing how hard he worked and how little time he had to spend with me and my siblings I knew I didn't want to reflect that in the future. I also knew I didn't want to repeat the cycle of poverty for another generation. Financial literacy wasn't taught in my household growing up and after making over a dozen money mistakes in my late teens and early twenties I decided to get educated.
Throughout my journey I learned and retained new info every step of the way! From 2016 to 2022 I managed to pay off $33,000 of debt which was mostly student loans and that allowed me to be completely debt free for the first time in my adult life. I also save my first $10,000 emergency fund, increased my credit score from a 495 to an 814, as well as closed on my very first house! As a husband an father of 2, nothing fulfills me more than providing for them to the best of my ability!