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March 2016


Well, with my Hong Kong trip just around the corner (essentially), it’s probably just about time for me to start cleaning up the mess that I’ve made over the last few years… Although I don’t have too much junk (I think), I have a very serious problem of feeling nostalgic everytime I contemplate the decision to throw something away…

The other day, I was going through my old textbooks, and I really couldn’t believe how many I’ve accumulated in the last 7-8 years. Once upon a time, I had a “dream” about transitioning into the engineering role of Integrated Circuits (IC) Designer… So, I bought up a bunch of books and studied this stuff like all the time – after work, on weekends, whenever I had free time.

But since discovering the path to early FI, man, so much has changed… and I really believe for [continue reading…]



Welcome to another episode of the Financial Freedom Fighter Podcast! This episode features returning guest Derek Iwanaka, Investor Relations at First Mining Finance.

In this episode, we discuss: changing sentiment in the gold [continue reading…]

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Welcome to another episode of the Financial Freedom Fighter Podcast! This episode features special guest Justin, an early financial freedom fighter who retired from the grind at age 33; he owns and operates the terrific Roof of Good blog.

In this episode, we discuss: humble beginnings, pulling the plug from the [continue reading…]


Personal Health – Spreading Awareness

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There is absolutely nothing in life that matters more than your own personal health — Without it, frankly, nothing else matters. Health is a very sensitive subject to talk about, and quite honestly, it’s something that I would rather prefer to keep private myself. But being a blogger and strong proponent of the early FI lifestyle, part of me feels a strong moral responsibility and obligation to spread the word as best I can. When it comes to health, the ravages of overwork are something that I know about all too well… I’ve been battling with Adrenal Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for a number of years now…

So, I learned very early on in my 20s not to take health [continue reading…]


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They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In my own case, the path to early financial independence did indeed begin in 2012 when I first decided to take the simple action of starting a blog and declaring to the world:

“I desperately desire to be unplugged from the Matrix.”

Knowing definitively what you want out of life is oftentimes more than half the battle. For me, once I was able to hone in and figure out continue reading at InvestmentZen