Speculation isn’t easy at all… In order to make big gains, you have to be positioned early into a story, be right on the underlying future direction of your bet, and you’ve got to have enough conviction to “buy right and sit tight.

It can be a rollercoaster ride much of the time, and since nobody has a crystal ball, there’s no way to know when the next wave up (or down) will occur…

If you’re lucky, your speculation thesis can [click to continue…]

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Some people take a lot of pride in being contrarians… Others won’t invest a single $ unless the masses and mainstream media are all up on an investment [click to continue…]

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Peace of Mind – True Freedom

by FI Fighter on June 12, 2018

in Real Estate Thoughts, Thoughts

On the journey to early FI, there is such a HUGE focus on accumulating wealth and building up our cash flow, net worth (or both) every step of the way… There is absolutely no denying that “money talks”, and for many of us, we won’t have the courage and conviction to walk away for good from our day jobs until we have amassed enough F U money…

For so many of us, quitting our jobs and [click to continue…]

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Real Talk (June 3, 2018)

by FI Fighter on June 3, 2018

in Real Talk

Hey everyone,

You all know I like to ramble on this blog… I am very passionate and especially opinionated when I have epiphanies… I guess that can be a good and bad thing… The people who have stuck around for awhile now probably appreciate these diatribes of mine (profanity-laced and all)… And the people who can’t stand me, well, they probably left the building a long time ago…

Unfortunately, since I blah blah blah too [click to continue…]

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One thing that I’ve learned as an early FI blogger through the years is this — If you want to be liked (and popular), keep churning out and regurgitating the same content that is universally accepted and liked by the masses. Deviate from the road most travelled, and well, you’re going to have your fair share [click to continue…]

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I’m still going through a lot of stuff (doh!), and as I’ve mentioned in recent posts, there are still a buncha moving parts and things going on behind the scenes that need to be resolved before I can exit out of some terrible investments gone ummmm even more terribly wrong (lame sauce).

Anyway, as I work to navigate myself out of a very difficult situation (in other words, I will no doubt walk away losing a boatload of $$$), I’m gonna try and remain positive and focus on stuff that is not only fun (for a change), but also much, much, much more fulfilling. One can only stomach so much soul-sucking suckitude before you feel the need to turn the page and re-engage with stuff that actually makes you happy!

So, now is about the time I get back to writing the next issue of the Thank you Edition, which is episode #4.

Learn more about the Thank You Edition newsletter, here.

I’ll be sharing with readers some investment thoughts and a big picture update to my overall portfolio.

Will try and get the issue out before next week (hopefully).

 

Thank you all very much for your patience.

 

Cheers,

Jay

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Early FI is different for everyone… There’s no denying that… What works for one individual won’t necessarily appeal to the next person… I think that’s all fine and dandy, and just the way life works… Having said that, I think the most important thing any of us can do on a regular basis is to keep an [click to continue…]

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Early FI is the ultimate dream… It’s something that has universal appeal and everyone wants it…

But as the years go by, I’m learning and experiencing first-hand just how tough and arduous a task accomplishing that wonderful end goal is becoming…. Right now, I’m back in the Bay Area, and I’m astounded on a daily basis just trying to grasp how expensive everything has gotten in such a short period of time… You know, when I walked away from my job for good in early 2016, a six figure salary in the $130-150k/year range used to be pretty impressive…

These days?

I’m hearing on a regular basis from some of my former colleagues and friends that they are now pulling in [click to continue…]

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A few years ago, I wrote a blog post titled — Converting Net Worth into Cash Flow. I think that article was somewhat controversial then, and perhaps it still is to a large degree today… The reason being? Well, when it comes right down to it, when we are talking about the subject of early FI, without question, the popular consensus and narrative out there across the blogosphere (and other media outlets) is that at the end of the day, cash flow reigns supreme…

Now, I’m not gonna go ahead [click to continue…]

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