June 2012

Just got word from my agent that the prior deal (the one that sold for $75k over listing) fell through. I didn’t receive all the details, but my initial guess is that the financing became a problem. This would seem likely if [click to continue…]

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A dividend paying stalwart was on sale recently and I used this opportunity to add more shares to my portfolio. Procter and Gamble (PG) revised forecasts for this quarter that were below previous projections. As a result, the stock tumbled [click to continue…]


Silicon Valley Housing Prices

by FI Fighter on June 15, 2012

in Real Estate Updates

Some of the more recent entries I’ve posted have been about real estate investing. More specifically, I’ve been sharing updates on my search to locate a rental property. In my last post, I mentioned that there was one additional open-house I would be attending. I took a look Sunday morning, and as it turns out, this property ended up being [click to continue…]


Comments: Back Online!

by FI Fighter on June 13, 2012

in Site Update

Hi everyone, I just realized today that the comments section on the blog was not working… doh! I recently upgraded the site to the Thesis theme, so am still trying to work out the kinks. For anyone who tried to post a comment and was denied, I sincerely apologize! Things should be working better now. Hope you all like the new look as well. Cheers!


Visual Progress: The First 5 Years (23-27)

by FI Fighter on June 11, 2012

in Progress

I thought it would be helpful and fun to include a visual to chart my progress towards early financial independence. This illustration highlights the first five years of my professional career. It includes details of the different income streams and debt that I have taken on. The items that are crossed off are the ones that are no longer affecting me anymore. As previously stated, the goal remains to [click to continue…]


Here is an update on the rental property search that had been going on for the past 3 weeks. The condo that I was looking at ended up selling for much higher than the listing price. I put in a bid that was about $25,000 over listing (which I thought was generous, but fair), and was still [click to continue…]


May 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on June 7, 2012

in Monthly Expenses

Another month without much news to report (a good thing). I kept my spending habits mostly in check this month, and did not splurge or indulge in many excesses. This is an improvement for me, as in previous months I had indulged in [click to continue…]


It was another bad (*good!) week, as the market continues to show further weakness. With concerns over Eurozone still at large, an uninspiring jobs report back home, and just a slew of other problems across the board, the general trend is – down, down, down. The S&P 500 is down ~10% in just a month’s time! How much further do we have to go, and is now [click to continue…]

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