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Christopher H. Loo, MD-PhD: Today, we have Myles Wickham and he is the Financially Independent Contrarian coming out of Arizona. And today he’s going to talk all about financial independence, freedom. Little bit of crypto, I know the markets, there’s blood in the market today. But we’ll talk a little bit about that and go from there. So Myles, welcome.
Myles Wakeham: Thank you for having me. Appreciate it.
Christopher H. Loo, MD-PhD: Yeah. We connected through a pod match. And what’s interesting is basically you’re part of the fire movement, and tell most people, your background, how you got started? And we’ll go from there.
Myles Wakeham: Yeah, I’m a bit of an oddball. So firstly, I’m in my late 50s. So that will give you a sort of a general sense of demographic here. So I’m originally from Australia, which my accent gives away. I’m one of those very, very weird guys who was raised in the 60s and 70s in Australia at a time when there was this thing around technology, which I, as a kid, got really into kind of geeked out on. But there was no way to study it or learn it or go to college or anything like that, though, there was just nothing back in those days. So I ended up not even finishing high school and went straight in and started a software company, which for a 15 year old kid is kind of unusual. But I did that in the late 70s.
And then by the mid 80s, I had written software for governments, Departments of Defense, big corporations, Fortune 500’s, universities, chemical labs. What a…