Hello, I am Keenan and am an aspiring real estate investor.
I am currently a Licensed 1st Officer in the United States Merchant Marine. I travel the world resupplying US Navy vessels in port and at sea. While I have circumnavigated the world, crossed the equator, and even crossed arctic circles, I am missing what is most important to me now and that is being home. Over the past five years I have only been home for 4-5 months total. I am getting ready to get married to a wonderful woman who has supported me through this and I decided that I want to be home to enjoy life and not work away my life. I want to be there for my future family and never have to worry about money. That is my why and it drives me incredibly.
I am looking to take a land side job that I enjoy in the next couple years for my active income which will make me take a pay cut and I wanted to find a way to subsidize the loss with some investing and passive income. I figured starting to invest now will let me get the head start I want while I have a thriving W2 job.
That's how I landed here. I decided getting involved in real estate rental properties is how I want to do that. I have just started out on my journey but I am passionate and willing to put in the work to succeed. My eventual goal is to be able to live off of my real estate investments and have 100+ properties where I focus mainly on SFR and MFR to include flipping and rehabs.
My reading list so far includes:
Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
Managing Rental Properties by Heather and Brandon Turner
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Micheal Blank
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Welcome to BiggerPockets, Keenan! Best of luck investing!
Thank you all for your replies! I look forward to being part of the community.
@Stephen DeThample thank you, that was my last voyage from San Diego to Pearl Harbor.
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