April 2015

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Almost every investor out there, novice or seasoned, will claim that they are a value-oriented investor; I am not one of those people. I don’t make investments with the objective of buying at bargain basement discounts and paying less than retail price. My main focus is on [click to continue…]




It’s been a good week so far. For starters, the weather is warming up and it’s definitely feeling more like summer than spring out here in the Bay Area. I have a local REI meet up scheduled for later today, so I’m definitely looking forward to [click to continue…]


Finding Inner Peace…

by FI Fighter on April 29, 2015

in Health Updates, Progress, Thoughts


You could say that I have a restless mind. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a person about accomplishing goals and tackling on the next challenges in life. If you rewind the tape, this is something that I’ve been doing since probably the beginning [click to continue…]


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There are many ways to look at life — Some people prefer to look at things through a “glass is half full” lens, while others will only scrutinize on why something won’t ever work. You have your look-on-the-brightside optimists, and your eternal pessimists… When it comes to [click to continue…]


Do You Desire Freedom or the Pursuit of Freedom?

by FI Fighter on April 22, 2015

in Thoughts


I had lunch with a good buddy today. Now that I’m on a leave of absence, I’ll admit that I’ve gotten into too much of a groove of doing things solo again; I’ve resorted back to my introverted tendencies, which is something I don’t necessarily want to indulge in. Being around [click to continue…]


Ask the Readers: Where to Stash the Cash?

by FI Fighter on April 20, 2015

in Ask the Readers

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It’s no secret that the markets are frothy right now… Stocks are at an all-time high, real estate is booming again, and there are more and more investors coming out of the woodwork seemingly everyday with money to invest. Further, interest rates are at rock bottom, so even if you wanted to [click to continue…]


Embrace Aging: Things Get Better Over Time

by FI Fighter on April 17, 2015

in Progress, Thoughts


When I was younger, I used to tell myself that I never wanted to get old. I thought that by advancing in age, a person was declining in all aspects of life, mostly physical. For instance, as you get older, you: don’t heal as quickly from injuries, are not as mobile or flexible, and can’t run as fast or jump as high as you once did…

Again, I mostly focused on the [click to continue…]



Over the years, I’ve updated this blog regularly with posts revealing more information about my latest real estate deals. Just a few months ago, I won Rental Property SH#3, and even back then, I predicted that it would most likely be my FINAL deal prior to checking out of Corporate America for good.

As readers know, I’m the type of investor (and person) who doesn’t like to set things in stone. I know very well that a person’s line of thinking and [click to continue…]



Let’s not mince words about it — The local real estate market in the Bay Area is going absolutely ballistic right now. Back in 2012, when I first started buying properties locally, I thought that each and every open house was an insane mad house with too many eager buyers wiling to do whatever it took to secure a deal.

Over the next few years, the flurry of interest has remained strong, but during the end of last year, I had this strong feeling that things were starting to taper off a little bit. When I was looking for [click to continue…]



In the latest of the “Preparing For the Future” series, I would like to mix things up and talk about another burning desire of mine — travel. In the previous two articles, I addressed my plans for future career development (being a real estate agent and growing an online business) as ways to earn extra [click to continue…]


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