Chad Carson used real estate investing to reach financial independence before the age of 37. Soon after, he traveled with his wife and two kids to live in Cuenca, Ecuador for 17 months. They continue to travel regularly today. Chad also wrote a best-selling book, Retire Early With Real Estate, and teaches regularly via his blog and podcast at CoachCarson.com. When not writing about himself in the third person, managing his 104 rental units, vying for the silliest dad award, or playing pick-up basketball, Chad enjoys volunteering with a local nonprofit he co-founded to create a network of walking and bike paths in his hometown of Clemson, SC.