I’m a twenty-something millennial who has gone against mainstream consumerism. Inspired by the likes of Mr. Money Mustache, JLCollinsnh and Go Curry Cracker I’ve managed to amass a net worth of around
$300,000 $450,000 in just 5 6 years after graduating college. Together, Miss QCI and I have a net worth of over $600,000. I don’t mention this to brag, but to show the potential of what a little bit of saving and smart moves can do for your finances. Even now as we have our investing, savings and spending on autopilot we continue to think about how to make our lives more efficient. The most recent example being that Miss QCI and I recently sold our second car.
We have been lucky with our careers but we never earned extraordinary salaries. Mrs.QCI once was a teacher and has since rebooted her career and started from the bottom in a corporate gig with a salary of just $30,000. She now makes around $50k and my salary has fallen to under $70k after leaving my much more lucrative career in IT. In light of my financial successes I’ve even been able to selfishly make decisions without regard to finances. In 2018 we hope to scale back work and focus more on what makes us happy.
Besides focusing on simplistic investing, real estate has played a big role in our success. I’m a small time landlord with 2 properties. I’ve found when you own a few properties it’s possible to run an extremely efficient rental business without a lot of time invested.
On the blog I share in detail my personal story, net worth updates and things I’ve learned along the way in hopes of helping others live a more efficient life. Since I can’t share much of this information with others, I’ll document how I’m Quietly Crushing It here. Hope you’ll join us!
More interesting about us:
- Miss QCI moonlights as a Bodypump instructor (additional $ and free gym memberships)
- I at one time taught ski and snowboard lessons (something I hope to go back to eventually)
- We experiment renting out rooms in our house on Airbnb
- We live on a lake, are unmarried and have a dog and a cat