My name is Dan, I’m in my early 30s and I just recently got married.
My passion for finance started at a young age. When I was 17, I used my earnings from my minimum wage part time job to pay for a sports car – in cash. I graduated from university with no debt and over $10,000 in assets. I bought my first rental property within 4 months of graduating from university.
Finance isn’t just a hobby of mine – it’s what I do. I graduated with an accounting degree (with honours) and hold a professional accounting designation. I currently work in the corporate finance group of a large petroleum company.
Three Unique Things About Me:
- I am an accountant with a professional designation and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
- I’ve never had any consumer debt. I have a credit card, but I’ve never paid one cent of interest and always pay in full monthly.
- I get discounts on virtually everything I buy.
Like most other people, I dream of someday being financially independent. I plan to achieve this through frugal living and investing. I really enjoy my job so I am in no hurry to leave it, but ideally I would like to have enough passive income to enjoy doing the things I love (mainly travel). The goal of this site is to track my progress, generate discussion on personal finance and educate as many people as possible.
What’s With the Name?
The name of the site refers to someone who jokingly said I always had a ‘big fat wallet’. I suppose it’s true to an extent but it’s almost all due to frugal living. My wife and I have never been given large sums of family money, we didn’t win the lottery and we completely missed the real estate boom. The money we have is solely due to frugal living, conservative investing and hard work.
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