I started Million Dollar Hacker to document my journey to a net worth of $1,000,000. That’s my goal.
My plan is to reach $1,000,000 by the age of 40. It’s a stretch goal, but a goal nonetheless.
I was lucky enough to have parents who practiced saving early in their lives. They’ve been able to live comfortably within their means and grow their investment accounts at the same time.
They were able to lead by example and instill in me the values of saving money in the right places.
I’ve been able to learn enough about the stock market and retirement account to motivate me to take advantage of them.
Why Million Dollar Hacker?
At this point, you may be wondering why this site is called Million Dollar Hacker.
My first passion is software development. In that world, a hacker is one who writes software and is able to learn and pick up new things. Hackers greatly enjoy software and everything around it.
You can read more about hacker culture if you wish.
In software development, one of the most important ideas is the loop. Loops are a key part of all computers and it’s what makes a computer so powerful.
A loop is simple. It allows you to repeat a task over and over until completion. By using a loop, you can complete millions of tasks much faster than a human.
I think of saving money like a loop. With personal discipline, you can loop your money habits over and over until you’re a millionaire.
In more practical terms, if you save a little bit every month and invest it in the right places, you’ll eventually be a millionaire.
What can you read on Million Dollar Hacker?
Finally, on Million Dollar Hacker, you’ll find topics including:
- Paying off student loans
- Key tips about living a frugal lifestyle
- Teaching yourself how to save more money
- Goals and advice for future millionaires
- Books that may have nothing to do with personal finance, but can be applied to personal finance
- Mistakes I’ve made over the years that you may have made as well
Most importantly, this is not a blog that knows everything. I will make mistakes along the way.
If you become a reader, we’ll learn together. We’ll make mistakes together.
My hope is you’ll find some of this useful and maybe you can learn something you didn’t know.
If you ever have any questions about blogging, personal finance, advice about money, feel free to send me an email. I’ll do my best to respond as soon as I can.
Why am I writing here?
I’m a big fan of proximity. If you immerse yourself in something and make an effort to show up, you’ll improve.
I don’t see myself as a great writer. Maybe it’s part of impostor syndrome. Maybe it’s not.
But here’s what I do know. If you become a regular reader here, you’ll see me improve.
That’s one thing I’ve learned in my life. With persistence, you can do almost anything. If you have a goal, you can achieve it with focus and hard work.
And with Million Dollar Hacker, I have two main goals:
- Become a better writer through regular contributions and continued education.
- Grow a community around people who strive to become future millionaires.
To my future millionaires – thanks for listening,