April 2014

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This past weekend, I attended the Frequent Traveler University (FTU) program in Seattle. While there, one of the first things I noticed was the diverse range of people in the crowd — young bucks, people around my age, and mostly older folks who are probably the best suited to play the [click to continue…]

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I’m back from the getaway to Seattle. I was only in town for the weekend, and spent most of my time attending “classes” at Frequent Traveler University (FTU).

So, although I did have limited spare time to sight-see, I did manage to snap up just a [click to continue…]

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There are many ways to build wealth through real estate, and one of the most popular methods investors use is to Buy and Hold residential properties. If financial independence is the [click to continue…]

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Trip to the Emerald City (April 25, 2014)

by FI Fighter on April 23, 2014

in Travel Updates

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I’m currently working on some real estate posts, and I hope to have one ready in the next few days. In the meantime, I wanted to announce some exciting [click to continue…]

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What Early Financial Independence Means to Me

by FI Fighter on April 21, 2014

in Thoughts

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Early financial independence means something different to each and every one of us. For some, it might mean that you’re retired forever after. For others, it might involve kicking back on the beach everyday and sipping [click to continue…]

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Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Through the Workweek

by FI Fighter on April 18, 2014

in Career

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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mind_trick

When you first discover early financial independence, it has a way of drastically altering your mindset. I kind of liken it to taking the red pill and being unplugged from The Matrix. You start seeing things [click to continue…]

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There’s Much More to Life Than…

by FI Fighter on April 16, 2014

in Thoughts

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There’s much more to life than money. The person who agrees most with this statement will spend their early years OBSESSING over money every chance they get. Cut back on [click to continue…]

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Investing Isn’t Very Exciting… At First

by FI Fighter on April 15, 2014

in Thoughts

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In my last article, I wrote about how the journey to early financial independence involves a lot more effort than most realize. Having energy, motivation, and big dreams is great for getting started, but it won’t be enough to get you to the finish line. The reality is, [click to continue…]

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2014 marks my seventh year working as a professional engineer. It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been over 10 years since I first started the journey to becoming an engineer.

It was Fall 2003. I had just graduated high school and was attending community college. I had screwed up [click to continue…]

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Last year, around June timeframe, I decided to stop funding my 401k. Since I’ve been working full-time in industry, I have always made a conscious effort to contribute [click to continue…]

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