Monthly Budget For 2018

By | February 11, 2018

After a little work between my wife and myself, we have finally worked up a budget somewhat following my earlier post.  Not so surprisingly, I should have completed our budget before I wrote a blog post about budgeting but here is where we ended up. Goals:  So the main purposes of this first married budget was… Read More »

Starting A Budget

By | January 21, 2018

As I might have mentioned earlier, my goal is to start the path on becoming financial independent.  In order to actually start walking towards that goal, you have to have some type of map or guide to lead you where you want to go.  Otherwise, you might end up in the middle of nowhere with… Read More »

Financial Tips for Me 10 Years Ago

By | January 7, 2018

10 years ago, I was a college student working to graduate early.  What were my goals? What kind of financial situation was I setting myself up for? Well, I was more focused on my school work and (truthfully) partying with friends than about setting my life up for financial success. When I was still in… Read More »

December 2017 Balance Sheet

By | January 7, 2018

This is both very exciting and very nerve racking for me personally.   I am about to share financial information to people I have never met!  Crazy! That being said, this is the first step to truly diving into the blog and building a community.  When you turn over your finances to others for help, it… Read More »

2018 Goals!

By | January 7, 2018

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” —Pablo Picasso   My first (none About Me) post is about one of the most important things in personal finance: setting goals.  If… Read More »

About FinancialRaider

By | January 3, 2018

Welcome to my blog about our financial journey! My wife (“Mrs. FinancialRaider”) and I are two happily married millennials (I really hate that term, as it has become very derogatory) with no kids (currently – will keep you updated!).  We have a dream that one day, we will be financially independent, and we will be… Read More »