Hi, my name is Shaun Connell. I’m a 31-year-old business owner and investor living in a small town in the heartland of America.
I’ve been obsessed with personal finance, income mobility, and the FIRE (“Financial Independence, Retire Early”) movement since I was in high school.
Thankfully, that obsession paid off.
When I was 26, I finally hit my “number” where I could retire with a mid-six-figure passive income for life.
But, of course, I didn’t stop working – I just shifted from working to pay the bills to working on projects for fun.
That’s the beauty of the FIRE movement. You don’t have to stop working just because you become financially independent. You can just shift to working on what you want to work on. For me, that’s half the fun.
This website – Learn Financial Strategy – is one of those “fun and profit” projects.
I’m going to be pretty transparent about the financial decisions I make. Some of the decisions will be popular… others will be hated. But hashing out the details and looking at different strategies is an incredibly enjoyable experience.
Here are some of the most important articles you’ll find here at LFS:
- The Dirty Little Secret of Capitalism. Learn how capitalism works and how to use it to change your life – regardless of your race or gender, how wealthy your parents are, or how lucky you are in general.
- The 2 Rules of Strategy: How to Win By Default. To change your life, read about the two rules and apply them to your daily living. There’s no turning back. Life goes from hard to easy when you know the rules.
- The Basic Portfolio: Why I Only Have 3 Funds. This is a simple article covering why I only have 3 funds in my portfolio – and have outperformed just about every other portfolio out there. It’s as lucrative as it is simple.
- I Retired Early at 26 – Here’s What Most People Are Missing. If you’re thinking about retiring early, this is a great place to start. Most people are missing something fundamental – but critical.