Cubicle Jail Break: My Journey Toward Passive Income & International Nomadism7 min read

For anyone who wants to take the path less traveled, to reach financial independence and quit their day job at a youngish age, be prepared for the unexpected.

Of course, you don’t have to make all the mistakes I’ve made. Please, please don’t – whatever strategy you choose to build your passive income, get coaching and help from someone who knows that niche. If dividend stocks are your thing, find dividend income experts and learn every tip and trick you can from them.

I am an entrepreneur in my heart, so I love rental investing, and I love teaching it to others. But the world is full of opportunities for you to create passive income, beyond rental properties or dividend-paying stocks.

If you haven’t yet fallen in love with the dream of financial independence, let me pose a simple question to you.

What would you do with your life, if time and money were no longer constraints?

Because those are the stakes. That’s the reward, once you reach FI. A life that no longer requires you to work a full-time job to pay your bills and pursue your passions.

It’s a beautiful dream. And even though pursuing it has cost me greatly in my life, I don’t regret a moment of the struggle. That struggle has taught me far more than all the happy, cocky, carefree moments of my life combined.


Are you ready to finally take control of your finances? Let my budgeting spreadsheets help!

Just fill out the form below and I'll send you the link to get the same exact budgeting spreadsheets that I use each month!

Included in the workbook:


  • Monthly budget form
  • Breakdown of savings form (for your sinking funds)
  • Overview of your financial plan

I've been using these same forms since August 2011 and have grown my family's net worth 500% tracking our money using these forms!

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Brian Davis

Brian Davis is a rental investor and co-founder of, which offers a range of free (and premium, of course) services for landlords and real estate investors. Among other fun things, SparkRental offers innovative rent collection automation services. Start at the Free Landlord Resources page for a free mini-course on buying 2-4 unit properties and other freebies for rental investors, and email him any time by joining the SparkRental mailing list and replying to his welcome email. (Yes, it goes directly to him!)
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