About Us

The Afford is a blog dedicated to helping you achieve financial independence through increasing income and making smart investments with your money.

About Us

Hey there, my name is Christian. I am an entrepreneur, investor, and blogger. The Afford started as an Evernote I wrote for my children called "How to Afford the Life of Your Dreams" – essentially it teaches them about financial independence and how to achieve it.

I started learning about Financial Independence (and FIRE) in my late 30's. I was amazed by how people were quitting their jobs well before retirement age and living a life doing what they loved. As someone with no college degree or no true career path – I never thought I would ever retire – let alone in my 40's.

I never made over $75k a year in my life. However, I have always been somewhat of an entrepreneur and enjoyed creating things. I hustled through various services and built online businesses to make extra cash.

I invested that extra cash into companies I loved such as Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Shopify, Netflix, and more.

In 2022 my employer for the last 17 years suddenly shut the doors. The only thing I was left with was a 401(k) that I had contributed to religiously most of my career. Between my retirement account, Roth IRA, and taxable investments – I was fortunate to find myself free from the rat race in my early 40's – by simply making good investments.

My goal is to help others achieve Financial Independence so they can afford the life they desire. The formula is simple: earn more money and invest it wisely. Time and patience will do the rest.

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We are NOT certified financial advisors, accountants, tax advisors, or finance professionals. We are individual investors who share our personal journey. While we do share our investment ideas and strategy – the information we provide is NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE specific to YOU.  Please do your own due diligence before you make any investments with your money. What works for us, many not be the best choice for you.

Some of the links found on this website may contain links to affiliates where we earn a commission if you make a purchase. There is no extra cost to you, nor do we share any information with our partners. You can also trust that we only share content and links to products or services we find of value.