July 2015

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Over the years, I’ve learned that I am not a stock market investor. I’m also not a real estate investor. Although I do like dividend growth stocks, index funds, and rental properties, I do not have an unrelenting affinity for any of those investments. The same applies to [click to continue…]

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This is Part 3 of the “How I Became a Millionaire at Age 30” series. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of this story:

Part 1: How I Became a Millionaire at Age 30

Part 2: How I Became a Millionaire at Age 30 (Early Career)

By the start of 2011, I can honestly say that things were going well. By conventional standards, I was succeeding in most facets of life: good job, healthy (for the most part), finished with school, and re-focusing on my social life (finally). [click to continue…]

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I made a move a few weeks back to pick up some shares of Union Pacific (UNP) and Norfolk Southern (NSC). My timing couldn’t have been much worse… Although I tried to purchase the stocks during a pullback, I was indeed making the [click to continue…]

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Inspirational Film of the Week (July 25, 2015)

by FI Fighter on July 25, 2015

in Links

The following video is sure to be controversial, but I feel like the underlying message is important enough that I need to share it with readers on this blog.

For starters, I’m NOT into conspiracy theories. I’m not a [click to continue…]

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We all have big dreams and goals. Every one of us aspires to achieve more in life than we do even in our wildest dreams. It isn’t always easy. The going will get tough from time to time and seldom does anyone take a straight-shot ascent to the top.

You will invariably take some bumps and bruises along the way. That’s just part of life.

When it comes to investing, I’ve always believed that [click to continue…]

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The more I invest, the more I realize that I do not know much about ANYTHING. For the longest time, my mind was fixated on the thought of early FI, so I did what many on the journey are taught to do…

I kept on investing… rain or shine.

They say you can’t time the market, but it also doesn’t take a [click to continue…]

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April 2015 Cash Flow Statement

by FI Fighter on July 22, 2015

in Cash Flow

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With the refinancing that had taken place earlier this year, cash flow has been tight for the rental properties. Well, things took a turn for the [click to continue…]

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March 2015 Cash Flow Statement

by FI Fighter on July 22, 2015

in Cash Flow

Leverage

I am very behind on these Cash Flow reports and for that I apologize. For the longest time, I was waiting for a Section 8 payment from CHA to come in for Rental Property #5. There was a mix up that occurred which caused [click to continue…]

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This is Part 2 of the “How I Became a Millionaire at Age 30” series. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of this story:

Part 1: How I Became a Millionaire at Age 30

After graduating from university, I did what most newly minted graduates did that summer of 2007 — I celebrated, relaxed, and partied hard! School had been so stressful that I just wanted to take a chill pill and do nothing more than to have FUN!

Indeed, I had a blast that summer. Looking back, I’m glad that I didn’t push myself too hard and jump directly into a new career. Some of my peers did, but I’m so [click to continue…]

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Well, it eventually happened… As far back as I can remember, I’ve been dreaming about becoming a net worth millionaire since the tender age of 15, when I was bagging groceries at the Moffett Field Commissary in Mountain View for nothing more than customer tips. Some days I would walk out the door with $50 in cash… Other less fortunate days, I might grind it out for 8+ hours and have less than $20 to show for my efforts. Such can be the life of a poor high school student who is just embarking out into the real world for the first time and fighting for any morsel he can get.

Nevertheless, even as a young buck, I was [click to continue…]

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