About

Welcome, and thanks for reading Planting Dollars!

I’m Ryan, I’m a mid twenty something guy who enjoys finance, real estate, and helping people. I started blogging in 2009 when I was living in Honolulu, but since then have moved back to Wisconsin, where I’m originally from. I currently work in real estate management and development, bartend as a side gig, am building my own real estate portfolio, developing websites, and sharing my journey with you via this site.

I believe in living simple, below your means, and working hard. I live on about a grand a month, invest the rest, and spend my money doing things like experimenting with aquaponics, fixing up a foreclosure I recently bought, and doing hobbies that are mostly free.

The advice and information I write about throughout this blog I follow. I drive a used car, invest over half my income, build multiple streams of income, don’t carry consumer debt, and live pretty simply.

I’m not a financial expert by any means, but I do have a bachelors in finance, a strong background in real estate, have read literally hundreds of personal finance books, and was raised in a frugal millionaire next door type family.

I simply hope to share my experiences, thoughts, and ideas through this blog and hopefully along the way help a few people get the finances in order to they can lead more fulfilling lives rather than just working the rat race to buy more “stuff.”

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, if you’d like to contact me to chat, discuss advertising, or to work together in some way shape or form, simply jump over to the contact page to shoot me an email.