November 2012

If you are anything like me, then you get anxious waiting for the moment until the next paycheck arrives in the checking account. If you are even more like me, then you get even more excited afterwards because [click to continue…]


When is Enough…Enough?

by FI Fighter on November 27, 2012

in Thoughts

Money is the ultimate driving force in life. It makes the world go round and round. Everyone wants it. Everyone needs it. And the drive to obtain more can get someone to do just about anything. Friends, family, and even [click to continue…]


Following the most recent financial debt crisis of 2008-2009, I am guessing that most investors are still somewhat leery when it comes to the idea of investing in financial institutions. Many shareholders were burned during the collapse, watching so many companies: crumble, declare bankruptcies, slash dividends, and see their shares nose dive in value. After watching and observing from afar these past few years, it seems like [click to continue…]


Real Estate Investing Terms for Beginners

by FI Fighter on November 23, 2012

in Real Estate Thoughts

When getting started with any new job, hobby, sport, investment, etc., there are always new terminology and acronyms we must learn. This is no different when it comes to real estate investing. And although the final [click to continue…]


My Frugal Thanksgiving

by FI Fighter on November 21, 2012

in Ways to Save Money

Work Cafeteria

Thanksgiving is a joyous occasion. It marks the start of the holiday season when friends and family gather around the table to enjoy more than [click to continue…]


Post-Financial Independence Career Options

by FI Fighter on November 20, 2012

in Career

When most people think of retiring, they envision putting the finishing touch on their illustrious career before riding off into the sunset. For most, retirement signals [click to continue…]


My Black Friday Shopping List

by FI Fighter on November 19, 2012

in Stock Watchlist

Oh boy, my favorite time of year is coming! I can’t believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving already. This means that Black Friday will soon be upon us, which will bring forth so many good deals, as we kick off the holiday shopping season! I’ve been patiently saving up my paycheck in anticipation, so I’m really hoping to [click to continue…]


Work Update: 20 More Layoffs Today!

by FI Fighter on November 17, 2012

in Work Update

I mentioned back in late August how my company had just gone through the first round of layoffs. Well, as it turns out, today marked the start of Round 2! This caught many of us off-guard, as the company has a policy of initiating [click to continue…]


Ten Tips to Help Jumpstart Your Career

by FI Fighter on November 15, 2012

in Career

My career officially began when I was hired as an intern for a semiconductor company in late 2007. Prior to that, I was working at a HVAC company for an [click to continue…]


You know, just when I thought things were going smoothly with the property rental, I had to go and write an update in my monthly expense report and whisk away all my good luck!

Fortunately, this latest issue was quickly resolved and didn’t require much participation from my end. I simply answered calls, scheduled appointments, and gave [click to continue…]


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