December 2013

I Think I Found Happiness! (December 31, 2013)

by FI Fighter on December 31, 2013

in Travel Updates


It was only five short hours away! Although the internet connection [click to continue…]



Here’s a quick update on the status of Rental Property #5. I officially started the closing process with the lender yesterday, after they pre-qualified me to purchase another rental property. Woohoo! Even better, this lender won’t be scrutinizing my [click to continue…]


Merry Christmas 2013!

by FI Fighter on December 25, 2013

in Site Update

Merry Christmas EVERYONE! Hope you are enjoying the day off with friends, family, and loved ones. Make the most of it, these are the days we live for! 🙂

Just a quick update… Since I will be leaving for vacation in about a week, the frequency of posts will start to decrease. I’m trying to write some articles in advance, and will sprinkle them in [click to continue…]


Goals for 2013 Review

by FI Fighter on December 24, 2013

in Goals

2013, the Year of the Grind, is nearing completion and there are just a few more days left. I still have about a week of work left before I pack my bags and depart for [click to continue…]


Rental Properties: 2013 Recap

by FI Fighter on December 23, 2013

in Progress


We are nearing the end of 2013! It’s crazy to think how fast time has flown by this year… At this time last year, I owned one property. Now, I have four locked down, and a fifth rental that is currently under contract. As the rentals accumulate, it’s getting more [click to continue…]


If I Were the CEO of A Mega Corporation…

by FI Fighter on December 19, 2013

in Thoughts

mission peak

Second time this week I don’t have a picture of a horse…

I just got home after a long day of meetings. Lucky for me, I get to unwind for a few hours, go to sleep, and then start the same routine all over again tomorrow. How exciting! Really, I’m not sure if it’s [click to continue…]



We all can’t be masters of everything. In fact, most people work in specialized jobs, spending an entire career building up skills that are only a subset of a more vast discipline of study. There just simply isn’t enough time or energy in a lifetime to be good at everything. So, ask yourself [click to continue…]



For many investors, buying a rental property is something that happens later in life. Generally speaking, most people don’t start investing in property until they have already secured their own primary residence. If that is indeed the case, you must be careful [click to continue…]



Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of horse(men)…

If your goal is to reach early financial independence, you will need a lot of firepower to do so. Your time horizon is short, so you must use this exceptionally short time window wisely. The only way to realistically get to early FI is to acquire as many [click to continue…]


Inspirational Posts of the Week (December 15, 2013)

by FI Fighter on December 15, 2013

in Links

Those real estate articles are coming soon, I promise! I’m a bit behind with things, thanks to Game of Thrones Season 2, but I just finished the finale last week, so I should now be good to go! I only have the 49ers game to distract me today… That, and I need to make a quick trip out to [click to continue…]


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