About: Hey there. My name is Zach. I’m 26 years old and I’m passionate about personal finance, weightlifting, and data visualization. I created Four Pillar Freedom to document my journey to financial independence, as well as to share my thoughts and ideas on how to live a rich life.
Year Started: 2016
The goal of my work on Of Dollars And Data is to help you make better financial decisions using the best information available. Ultimately, I want you to live a smarter, richer life. Though the ideas presented on this blog won’t revolutionize finance, they will provide you with a different perspective on money that you can use in your everyday life. I am sure of this because of the hundreds of hours of research that went into the more than 200 posts currently published on this blog. Learn more ►
The name “The Fioneers” comes from a combination of: Financial Independence (FI) + Pioneers. We think the name fits well with our deep-rooted love of adventure. It’s also a constant reminder to enjoy the journey. Our motto at the Fioneers is: "The journey should be remarkable as the destination." Learn more ►
One of Afford Anything’s core philosophies is that you should experience adventure at every stage of life, rather than defer happiness until the end. You should enjoy mini-retirements throughout your life; treating work and life like an interval race. You should embark on your epic travels today, while — behind the scenes — you simultaneously lay the groundwork for a permanent escape. Learn more ►
Today I am financially independent, I run a cool little company (PopUp Business School) with a team of 12, changing the way entrepreneurship is taught globally and I spend my time travelling around the world working with some of the coolest people. Life wasn't always this way! At school I was the shyest kid you could meet, I struggled talking to strangers, I was paralysed by fear approaching girls, making phone calls or anything else. My family went from wealthy to £millions in debt and we had to do car boot sales (yard sales) at the weekend to raise the money to buy food. So what changed? This is what I want to share with you and it is going to be in 3 main parts:
entrepreneurship, financial independence, and
making dreams come true. Learn more ►
I’m writing from the position of having already achieved wealth and financial independence, and I want to help you get there too.
My intention is not to re-hash the basics of the FIRE lifestyle or journey. I like to focus on the behaviors and lifestyle factors that drive money decisions. Learn more ►
I created this blog to enlighten, educate, and entertain fellow physicians and other people who may have similar circumstances (high-income, late start, educational debt, etc…). My aim is to help those who want to help themselves and share some unique insights from the perspective of a practicing physician. I hope to leave you informed and inspired to look at life a little differently than you might have before. Learn more ►