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How can I help you? My experience is mainly personal finance – specializing in the FIRE movement – Financial Independence, Retire Early. This includes cash flow management, credit, and debt reduction strategies (i.e. best ways to pay down debt, best credit cards, best ways to borrow and when not to, etc).
It doesn’t matter if you make $50,000 or $150,000 a year. Unless you spend less than you earn, you’ll never get ahead.Rick Orford
Rick is an author and finance writer. His work has appeared in several high-ranking media placements, including Good Morning America, Washington Post, Yahoo Finance, NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC News.
He is known as a respected, influential business leader that brings a proven ability to translate vision into reality.
Born raised in Vancouver, Canada, Rick is fluent in both English and French and is currently working on his Italian. He is an energetic business person who values honesty and integrity.
Rick has is an entrepreneur at heart and started his first business at just 8 years old! But, it wasn’t until the age of 24 when he started his first tech company. A few years later, he sold his business for a significant sum. As you can read in the book, Rick nearly spent all the money!
Then, in 2007, Rick, with his partner Andrea, became pioneers in the VoIP industry, by offering a business phone service that would work from anywhere. Their business became wildly successful having clients of all types, including large publicly traded companies in the US. At this same time, Rick was an elected director of a credit union, partially responsible for a portfolio of deposits exceeding 200M. Being on the board of directors gave Rick inside knowledge of the mortgage and lending business!
Further, through the years, Rick bought, maintained, and improved a significant portfolio of income-generating real estate in British Columbia.
In 2012-2013, Rick became involved in a number of strategic acquisitions in the VoIP industry that helped added significant value to their company. Following this path, their company was acquired by an American ISP in 2014 and allowed Rick to become financially independent and retired early (FIRE) at the age of 35.
In 2015, Rick completed the Canadian Securities Course (Mainly for his own enjoyment) as he enjoys playing an active role in stock and options trading. Also, in 2016, Rick completed the Real Estate Trading course in British Columbia and became a licensed real estate broker through 2018. With the real estate license, Rick specialized in assisting wealthy clients and celebrities with their real estate investment needs.
Rick’s experience in M&A, Banking, & Real Estate has given him an extensive network of business people, to collaborate with, from all over the world.
Today, Rick writes for various outlets, including his main site, The Financially Independent Millennial.
When not thinking about business, Rick writes for his travel blog, is an enthusiast of fast cars, technology, cooking, and wine.
Do you want financial independence before you turn 40?
The Financially Independent Millennial shares how one regular Millennial (just like you) became a millionaire by the age of 35!
Warning: Reading this book and following the advice within can result in a 7-figure net worth!
Discover the steps (known only by the financially successful) to becoming financially free:
- Learn how being broke can teach you how to be wealthy;
- Find out how to buy and sell real estate for a profit;
- Discover how to build and sell a business;
- Learn about the process of investing in stocks;
- Understand the smart way to borrow money;
- Learn how to examine – and improve – your cashflow;
- Figure out how to put yourself on a budget;
- Discover how to cut expenses and build a surplus account;
- and much more!
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Of course, feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.
My email is rick at rick orford dot com.