I put four kids through private school and college. I took my terminally ill mother in to live with us for six years, and my father for another two. I was able to keep us afloat during the "great recession" while my job was at risk every day. I did all of this while my wife stayed home to raise the kids. Am I complaining? Nope. Far from it. The kids have become awesome young adults and my family is stronger than ever. Looking back I wouldn't change a thing.
But due to the massive cash outlay all of that required over the last 20 years, I'm behind in providing for my retirement. Plain and simple.
So after being laid off from my corporate IT job in 2019, and having a difficult time finding another one, I decided that enough was enough. I'm done relying on someone else for financial security. My new focus is to reduce, or even eliminate my need to have a job. So I am committing to documenting my journey to creating a consistent $20,000 per month. While still working my day job. And not jeopardizing my day job.