November 2013

Inspirational Posts of the Week (November 30, 2013)

by FI Fighter on November 30, 2013

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are now on the verge of December. Exciting times, and there’s just one more month before the year is over! I’m looking forward to closing out [click to continue…]

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Would Money Change You?

by FI Fighter on November 29, 2013

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space_needle

Here’s an interesting story about a Seattle man who recently passed away and left behind $188 million to charity. Even though Jack MacDonald was immensely wealthy, he carried himself [click to continue…]

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Duckies

Two years. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but in many ways it feels like an eternity has passed since then. A lot has changed… I’ve changed. However, it was only two years ago that I first embarked on this journey to early financial independence. I still vividly remember flying back to the [click to continue…]

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I just wanted to do a quick post to update readers on the status of Rental Property #5. At this moment in time, I am under contract for a fifth rental property which is listed at $180,000. The property is located in Chicago and is another 2-flat, similar to [click to continue…]

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You Only Live Once (YOLO) Every 7 Years

by FI Fighter on November 25, 2013

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getsomeair

You’ve heard it all before. You only live once (YOLO), so you better make it count! Either that, or carpe diem! It’s funny how popular these phrases have become — I first heard them being used when I was still in college. And a lot of people [click to continue…]

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Inspirational Posts of the Week (November 23, 2013)

by FI Fighter on November 23, 2013

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This year has gone by fast, and now we are entering the holiday season with Thanksgiving just around the corner! Amazing… Year 2, also known as “The Grind” is nearing an end, and I’m so thankful for all of the success this year. I was able to [click to continue…]

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Reaching Financial Independence Before Marriage

by FI Fighter on November 21, 2013

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ice

I never would have pictured my life turning out the way it has. I graduated college, got my first job, went to grad school, jumped around to different companies, moved to Orange County and then back to the Bay Area, and started the journey to [click to continue…]

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Tesla Motors has been in the press lately for all the wrong reasons. First, the earnings missed, then the stock started selling off (it’s down about 35% from its October 1 closing high), and finally, there’s been reports of [click to continue…]

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wealth_seminar

Everyone is looking for a shortcut in life. We want instant results, which is why we invented things like the microwave, fast food, and the internet. Building wealth, unfortunately, isn’t that easy. Unless you were born with a [click to continue…]

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As readers may be aware, I was fortunate enough to win two properties in the Bay Area — one last year in 2012, and another this past February 2013. As luck would have it, each property has appreciated close to $100,000/each. There’s a lot of equity tied up in [click to continue…]

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