About Me

View from my backyard in California

Hi there!  I’m Willy, a software engineer, former musician/composer, entrepreneur, and an investor.

I reached financial independence in 2016 after just fourteen years of hard work. I currently live with my wife and my 8 year old son in a waterfront house in one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California.

How did I do that? Did I inherit millions or win the lottery? Not at all. I’m a regular person just like you, who learned early in life that not wasting my hard-earned money and investing for the future are the keys to long term financial success and independence.

I live a minimalistic but fulfilling type of life where time, family, and travel are my most valuable assets. I don’t deprive myself of the pleasures of life but I’m intentional on how I spend my money to get the most value out of it for myself and my family.

I decided to start blogging about my life journey and how I achieved financial independence (FI) as my own personal diary and as way to help others (specially my own son) to be more mindful on how we spend money, invest, and enjoy life to the fullest.

My goal is to inspire others to pursue financial independence and design a life of abundance, true meaning, and happiness. If I poor guy from humble beginnings like me could do it, so can you.

Hope you enjoy my blog and feel free to send me feedback below to suggest topics I should discuss here.


Willy S.