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March 2017

As readers know, I’m back in the Bay Area now… and having one hell of a time trying to make ends meet here! When I checked out of the game for good last year, at the age of 31, I had a pretty good inkling that it would be really tough for me to survive out in the Land of High Tech (let alone thrive), so within a matter of a few months, I had booked my ticket out to Hong Kong and said “peace out” to Silicon Valley…

No, I’m not trying to be all [continue reading…]

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Bay Area – Living out of a Suitcase

It ain’t easy (or cheap) trying to make ends meet in the Bay Area… That might be the understatement of the last few decades! But alas, it is what it is…

If I had a crystal ball and knew a few years ago that certain regions [continue reading…]

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Vietnam – My Many Meals

Why would anyone want to reach early FI, particularly at such a young age, anyway? I mean seriously, you’re going to be bored out of your mind all day, doing NOTHING! Don’t you know that they’ve done research studies out there and they’ve found that people who are unproductive, lounging around all day and not using their brains actively end up becoming completely depressed people who feel totally disconnected with modern society? I mean if you’re not interacting with your co-workers on a regular basis, your brain is just gonna become mush and you’re going to feel like you’re going through life without any goals or purposes!

It’s a very depressing life…

And don’t get me started on the finances!

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Early FI – Taking Shortcuts There

When it comes to early FI, I believe without a shadow of a doubt that there are indeed shortcuts there… Over the years, I’ve learned that my own preference is to focus more so on capital gains/appreciation as opposed to taking the cash flow/passive income route, which is inherently [continue reading…]

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In the beginning of 2012, I first started blogging about my own personal journey to early financial independence. In 2016, I quit my corporate engineering job for good and set sail out to Asia to live out a dream that had been inculcated in my brain as [continue reading…]

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