Retirement in the traditional sense means the action of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work. The “standard” retirement age ranges from around 59 ½ to 66 years-old. The earliest age at which you can access money in your retirement accounts without paying a penalty is 59½-years-old (there are some legal ways around that but we’ll save that for another post). Full social security benefits start at 66 years-old, although you can begin to receive reduced social security benefits at 62 years-old.
If you’re like most people, you probably planned on working until your late 50’s to mid 60’s because that’s just how you were told it’s supposed to be done.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. [Read more…] about My Early Retirement Goals + Can You Do It Too?
When I was 22-years-old, I put a deposit down on my first property in New York City. It was a small 525 sq. ft. studio apartment in the fast developing DUMBO area of Brooklyn. DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is literally right under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, across the river from Manhattan.
The studio was in a new high-rise condominium development that had yet to be constructed. Unbeknownst to me, buying this property was one of the most dangerous but rewarding financial decisions I’d ever make. [Read more…] about How I Bought My First Real Estate Investment Property At 22-Years-Old
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