About Us

Welcome to The Mastermind Within! My name is Erik and I’m passionate about learning, becoming wealthy and healthy, and helping others grow to their full potential!

I started this blog because I want to stay accountable in my learning, finances, and life. I want to share my life and connect with other like-minded individuals.

When I was 17, I realized I should start working to become better. I’ve always been naturally talented at various things: school, sports, and games, but I was never the best. I also was very quiet and not a great conversationalist. As a senior in high school, I started to expose myself to different subjects and topics.

Once I got to college, I started to grow as I continued to learn more about myself and others, my life, my surrounding. It’s a true statement, you grow through experiences.

Throughout college, I became interested in personal finance and financial freedom. I read articles, on sites such as Financial Samurai, and became excited at the prospect of becoming wealthy at a young age.

Once I got out of college and was employed in the workforce, I became obsessed with learning about different wealth building strategies. I bought a house and have house hacked for 2 years, I’ve kept my savings rate around 50%, and I’ve increased my income to nearly $100,000 a year, and I’m just 25 years old!

That’s where The Mastermind Within comes in. What’s success and achievement if you can’t share it with others and help them on their path to financial success?

The Mastermind Within covers personal finance, self improvement, and entrepreneurship. Here’s what you canexpect here on The Mastermind Within: articles and tools to help you with personal finance and getting you on the path to financial freedom, articles on the books I’ve read, and different tips and tactics for building wealth through saving, investing, and/or building a business.

The Mastermind Within Mission Statement:

The Mastermind Within hopes to build a collaborative community where ideas can flow openly, and readers can build knowledge and experience amazing personal growth.

At the end of the day, I want to help you become the best version of you. Life is a journey, and want to join you in your journey of success.

Here’s some more information on me:

  • Born in 1992
  • Went to college at the University of Minnesota and has a Bachelor’s in Math and a Master’s in Financial Math
  • Currently works at a large regional bank doing statistical analysis on commercial loans to help the bank comply with the Dodd-Frank act
  • Owns a house and rents out 2 rooms to other people
    • Is looking to purchase more properties in the future
  • Enjoys reading, playing golf, softball, basketball, card and board games
  • Believes that getting outside your comfort zone is key to development and growth
  • Can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 20 seconds and owns 10 cube/puzzles in total
  • Is passionate about building passive income and growing his net worth through smart investments

For me, once I became self-aware of our limitations and wanted to grow as much as possible, I started to tap into my potential. Reading articles online, talking to professionals, getting out of my comfort zone were all things that were beneficial. I want to keep growing and share these habits and tips with others so that they can be successful in their future.


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Latest Posts

Here are a handful of posts to get you going. Enjoy!

managing the 3 big expenses
Managing the Big 3 Expenses to Win with Your Finances
Welcome to the 12 Days of Personal Finance! This is day 3. In the spirit of the holiday season, and inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ve put together a series of 12 posts all dedicated to the topic
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2 easy steps to take for financial success
2 Easy Steps to Take for Financial Success
Welcome to the 12 Days of Personal Finance! This is day 2. In the spirit of the holiday season, and inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ve put together a series of 12 posts all dedicated to the topic
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1st day of personal finance
#1 Rule of Personal Finance: Personal Finance is Personal
Welcome to the 12 Days of Personal Finance! This is day 1. In the spirit of the holiday season, and inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, I’ve put together a series of 12 posts all dedicated to the topic
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Introducing: The 12 Days of Personal Finance – Giving the Gift of Personal Finance
It’s December and we are in the midst of the holiday season. Depending on where you are in the world, the leaves have changed from green to brown to on the ground, and a white and fluffy substance called snow
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Increasing Your Income through Higher Education
Using Education to Increase Income and Speed Up Time to Financial Independence
Today, I have a guest post from a special friend: The Grounded Engineer. The Grounded Engineer has been on the financial independence path for a few years now and has amassed a solid portfolio before 30 years old. In this
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personal finance blog traffic report
Blog Traffic and Income Report – November 2017
Welcome to the eleventh monthly Blog Traffic and Income Report for The Mastermind Within! Each month, I post the traffic statistics and income The Mastermind Within blog has earned and comment on any changes, improvements, and disappointments. I want to
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new office with ikea
It’s a Bubble! Setting a Schedule for Success, Pinterest, and the 12 Days of Personal Finance
A blog is a record of a person’s thoughts on the internet. These thoughts can range from highly actionable tips, to random thoughts jotted down and spewed throughout the post. I have a few things I’ve been wanting to write
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3 books you need to read
3 Books You NEED to Read if You Want Success
“Your level of success is rarely exceeded by your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning If you are like me, you want to be successful.
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time I joined a multi-level marketing organization
Reflecting on the Time I Joined a Multi-Level Marketing Organization
We all make stupid decisions. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve made mistakes and I’ve not been right multiple times in my life. One of my responsibilities with being the owner of The Mastermind Within is to provide
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