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My name is Tyrone Shephard, and in my late twenties I became obsessed with achieving financial freedom and retiring at a young age. At the age of thirty-five I achieved this goal and am now committed to living the best life I can with my wife and two young children.

This website was created to share the strategies I used and to hopefully help others achieve financial freedom and retire at a young age. If you want to read a little bit more about me and my story, you can do so at the About page.

If you want to send me an email, please do so at I’d be more than happy to get back to you.


How to achieve Financial Freedom

If you want to dive right into the strategies I used to achieve financial freedom, you should work your way through the menu items in the top navigation bar, starting with Financial Freedom.  These strategies are based on my book, Think Like a CEO and Get Rich.


Personal Finance

If you just want to follow along with the blog, then you should go to the Home page to see the latest blog postings on various topics related to personal finance or use the menus at the side or the bottom of the screen to search for a particular topic or post you might be interested in.


Why is this domain named “Money Sucking Maggots?”

This website has the domain name Money Sucking Maggots to bring awareness to the fact that spending all your money on purchases that do nothing to help create more streams of income is the surest way to prevent you from achieving financial freedom. I refer to these types of purchases as money sucking maggots. Not spending all your money on money sucking maggots, so that it can be used to create multiple streams of income, is how you will achieve an early retirement. Every time you save a dollar and get it working for you, you get closer and closer to financial freedom.


About Me