Every once in a while, I will be doing reviews on software, products, and anything else I try on my way to F.I.R.E.(Financial Independence Retire Early). My primary goal for these blogs is to provide “no BS” reviews to help others make well-informed decisions on things recommended in the financial independence community.
Personally, I don’t fully trust most reviews I find online. So many personalities from YouTube, lifestyle blogs, etc., are getting paid to provide a “good review that muddy the waters for us consumers. I appreciate their hustle; however, a monetary-driven review has little utility for me.
These blogs will not be influenced by money. They will be an honest take on my experiences with whatever I am writing about—hopefully, better serving you readers.
Now that the stage is set, time for the first review, the Mint Mobile phone service.
This week I decided to do another book review. Although I finished this book a few weeks ago for the 2nd time, I wanted to make sure I got this out on The Cyber Union. Despite its cheesy name, The Simple Path to Wealth is actually full of great insight that seems to be the core of F.I.R.E movements philosophies. Save money, invest it wisely, and tons of other great info are touched on. Today I will discuss my favorite portions of the book and why everyone just starting their path to financial freedom should read this book.
*I am not a certified financial planner or expert in anyway. These are my opinions based on my research and you should always get the opinion of a financial expert. I certainly do.
It's easy to say, "increase your savings." I mean, we see that suggestion about everywhere we turn. But what are some actionable steps you can take to do that? In this post, I let loose the most practical steps I have taken, which have increased my savings by thousands of dollars this year alone. These won't apply to just the Cyber Security folks my blog is geared toward. They will work for just about anyone. Feel free to share!
Last time I wrote about how high our salaries can go into the information security field. Sure, you could spend it all on fancy cars, nice dinners, and a big house. But this week, I will discuss what to do with all that money so that you can retire in 10 years or less.
This list of ideas is pretty universal, but consistency is what matters most. To retire early takes the building of new habits and a lifestyle change. Keep reading my blogs, follow these practices, and I will guarantee that you retire earlier than you ever imagined.
Budgeting. Yup you need to.
What’s up, everyone. It has been a while since I last posted on The Cyber Union Blog. That is because I have been working in overdrive. Between my new role as a malware analyst at my primary job and back to back pen testing engagements, I have had 80-hour weeks. They don’t leave much time for anything else.
Yesterday, when I finally had some free time, I was doing my monthly budget review. It hit me. Budgeting would be a great topic to discuss.
I realized that not only has budgeting been an essential step in my path to financial independence, but it has also been one of the most challenging steps. In this blog, I will talk about financial independence and why budgeting is crucial to crafting a lifestyle free from the constraints of a typical job.
With the reimaging of The Cyber Union, I am including book reviews and regular blogs about things going on in my life. These articles will not solely focus on technical things, but instead, they will encompass a range of topics that are part of my journey to become better at cybersecurity, finding happiness, traveling, and reaching financial freedom. You know cool stuff like that.
Speaking of books, this blog will be a review on a book I recently bought that came highly recommended in the F.I.R.E circles, also known as Financial Independence Retire Early. One of my favorite bloggers, the infamous Mr.MoneyMustache, even included it in his reading list. The book is called Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker. I will post a link to the book at the bottom of the blog with the “official” description for easy reference.