February 2014


I’m on the road to early financial independence. I’ve been working for the man for seven years and want to stop taking orders when I’m 30. That’s right, I’m tired of working in a corporation and no longer want to tolerate being told what to do on a [click to continue…]



I recently had a phone consultation with a turnkey vendor from Memphis, Tennessee. Although this company is headquartered out in Memphis, they also operate in some key Texas markets — Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston. Currently, my rental portfolio is allocated across the [click to continue…]


App Party #3

by FI Fighter on February 24, 2014

in Travel Hacking


Now that closing Rental Property #5 is complete, I’ve decided to shift gears and refocus on the other critical component that will help make early financial independence more enjoyable — travel hacking! Typically, when I am trying to close escrow, I hold back from opening any [click to continue…]


I started the journey up the early FI summit beginning in 2012. Two years have passed and I’ve made a good amount of progress since beginning the trek with $0/month in passive income. At this point, I’d say we’ve reached the half-way point of [click to continue…]



DONE! Rental Property #5 completed closing today after I signed the docs and wired out the money. Now, we play the waiting game, and hopefully can secure full month’s rent starting next month, in March. Closing this property puts me [click to continue…]



Today, I close escrow on Rental Property #5! Well, hopefully… It’s scheduled for closing at 1:00 PM. With that said, even after one month, I gotta confess that I still miss Hawaii! I’m now back in the swing of things, [click to continue…]


How I Plan to Retire at 30

by FI Fighter on February 18, 2014

in Thoughts

pink jeep tour free travel

My current plan is to reach early financial independence at the age of 30! Up to this point, I have not yet connected all the dots on how I plan to get from Point A to Point Z. Here’s a guest post I did at Budgets Are Sexy that gives an overview of the complete picture. Much thanks to J$ over at BAS for giving me the opportunity to contribute.

Later on this year, I turn 30. That’s right, the dreaded THREE, ZERO… but it’s not what you think.

For one, I’m not freaking out and wondering where my best years went. Secondly, I have no intentions of trying to fight back time or YOLOing it up for one final hurrah. Lastly, I’ve never been more [click to continue…]



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 equation (make lots of money) is easy for [click to continue…]


Inspirational Posts of the Week (February 15, 2014)

by FI Fighter on February 15, 2014

in Links

Just as I expected, Rental Property #5 was unable to close escrow this past week. No big deal, except for the fact that my 4.99% 30 year rate-lock expired on February 10. Closing is now scheduled for [click to continue…]


Give Yourself Credit (Progress is PROGRESS)

by FI Fighter on February 13, 2014

in Thoughts

pink jeep tour free travel

My good buddy Done by Forty is currently vacationing with his wife. I hope he is enjoying himself and having a wonderful time. Here’s a guest post that was featured on Done by Forty! 

Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to be born into wealth. Some of us even started the journey to early Financial Independence (FI) in poverty, or with a boatload of “good” debt (college loans). Regardless of how you [click to continue…]


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