Hello. My name is Bill. I am a blue collar worker who is trying to achieve financial independence.

I grew up in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Money was always scarce while I was growing up. College did not really seem like an option due to the lack of money so I enlisted in the Marine Corps for four years after high school. After I got out of the Marine Corps I returned home to Michigan and began working in a factory. I have been a blue collar worker in a factory for more than 25 years. Like many Americans, I spent most of my life living paycheck to paycheck. My emergency fund was my credit cards. This lifestyle eventually caught with me. I wound up filing for bankruptcy. After many financial mistakes I am in the process of learning from my mistakes and working on achieving financial independence.

The intent of this website is to help me track my progress and to keep me motivated on my journey to financial freedom. I welcome you to follow along as I share the ups and downs of my financial journey.

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