My appetite for anything and everything involving personal finances was not satisfied until I obtained my Certified Financial Planner™ license.   Recently, I wrote my first book.  How Ally Found Her Financial Freedom is a fun story with financial planning messages woven into the main character’s desire to learn about money management.  I also wrote a short story called Jake’s Financial Transformation.  It’s another story that delivers financial strategies.  Another book is on the way.  I started it but got distracted with my research.  It’ll get done.

I gave up the grind of the corporate world for a less stressful job.  I gave up the big money but traded it for a life. I can now indulge my other interests, like fitness, reading, and writing.  Now that I’m beyond age 50, I am looking forward to the day that I can wake up and stare at the ceiling for as long as I want.  My most difficult decision will be deciding between a yoga class, a Pilates class, a rowing class, or doing an in-home workout.  I’ve lived long enough to know that you get what you ask for – so I know it’s coming.

My goal is to retire comfortably at 59 1/2.  I’ll write about reaching my goal, the accumulation of wealth, and some mistakes I’ve made.