Welcome to First Quarter Finance!

This blog tells the story of how I graduated college with $100,000 in savings. And it continues today as I’m in my mid-twenties and continue to earn, spend, invest, and save like crazy! I use my past and present experiences to give you tested advice for building wealth early in life. You wouldn’t take health advice from a couch potato, would you? Subscribe, then start here! P.S. I’m terrible at a lot of stuff – just not money.


Willpower by Will

What a stupid title. I couldn’t resist. Willpower by Will. Sounds like a home workout regime.   I really just want to write about willpower. Throughout 2014, I’ve read a lot of books. Ones that teach me how to be a better person, how to make money,... read more

Tips for Surviving a Whole Home Remodel

I’ve just survived my house being torn apart and rebuilt. And I got through it alive. Even with the complications of living with 3 roommates and 2 dogs. Although 1 dog did die halfway through the remodel… and the cops got called once…  ... read more

Yes, You Should Buy Your Dream Home

Something I wanted to do before buying a house was to live in a variety of homes. Like Goldilocks, I wanted to try everything out. I wanted to try different houses in different locations. Historic neighborhoods, suburbia, suburbia 2.0 (trees instead of saplings), and... read more

Buying Farmland: A Good Investment?

Is buying farmland a good investment?   I have a friend whose father buys a lot of farmland. He went from having $0 to a net worth of about $50 million in the span of 30 years. Warren Buffett even owns a big plot of land a few hours from me.   So put on your... read more

Overcoming ‘Analysis Paralysis’

There used to be this crazy thing happening to me. I would spend all day with my head in multiple projects. I would work for hours and hours until I became too tired to keep going. To the unknowing observer, it looked like I was getting a lot done. I would get up only... read more

How to Rid Your Desire for a New Car

I drive a ’99 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 179,000 miles (pictured above). And you know what? I have absolutely NO DESIRE to get a new car. And I’ve been happy with this make and model since I was 16 and I got one as my first car!   Don’t get me... read more


That's me. Besides talking about money, I like cycling, working on cars, farming, eating healthy, traveling, and watching random YouTube videos until 2 in the morning.

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