Financial Independence

People Are People

by FI Fighter on November 9, 2018

in Financial Independence, Post FI, Thoughts, Thoughts

I’ve been a contrarian my entire life… Wait, you might want to scratch that and just outright say OUTCAST, which might be a better term to use… I mean, ever since I was a little kid, I kind of always knew that I was different from the majority of my peers…

From my earliest memories, I remember another little kid telling me [click to continue…]

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Early FI – Find Your Beach

by FI Fighter on October 19, 2018

in Thoughts

When it comes to early FI, I think the end game for all of us is to find a way to maximize our time on this planet. As everyone well knows, time is finite and thus the ultimate currency in the Game of Life. Over the years, more and more folks are realizing this stark truth, and I think that’s why the concept of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) continues to grow in popularity and more and more peeps are out there attempting it.

I’ve been blogging about my own FIRE journey since 2012, and well, I can honestly say that [click to continue…]

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On this blog, lately I have emphasized and re-emphasized over and over again the importance of focusing our early FI efforts on accumulating World Class Tier 1 assets. Although this concept may seem simple in nature, you have no idea how easily this is [click to continue…]

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Geographic Arbitrage.

Earn high inflation passive income and live in a location that experiences only modest rises in cost of living (COL).

I think more and more people are slowly but surely getting this concept, especially millennials who are [click to continue…]

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Although to a large degree I’m someone who always kind of has enjoyed working hard, I knew within a few years of working in Corporate America that it wasn’t the life for me long-term. When you’re working for someone else and constantly under the microscope, it’s oftentimes not smooth-sailing, and if you’re one of those people who prefers autonomy, there’s naturally going to be a lot of dissonance there with that type of employer/employee arrangement.

Sure, I endured the 9-5 culture for a few years — Working extra hard, never complaining (at least not at work publicly), and just [click to continue…]

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We all need goals in life… Otherwise, what are we really doing with our time? From around 2012-2016, my main focus and pretty much sole reason for existence was to get to early FI… In February 2012, I launched this blog, and well, that was the start of so many things…

Back then, what used to fuel me was the [click to continue…]

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Building Long-Term Wealth

by FI Fighter on August 2, 2018

in Financial Independence, Thoughts

When I first started this blog, I was very much a student of the Buy and Hold Forever model for building long-term wealth. I mean, I was like a total [click to continue…]

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FI Fighter’s Truisms

by FI Fighter on July 7, 2018

in Financial Independence, Thoughts

Happy weekend all!

 

Fight On!

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Happy 4th of July 2018!

by FI Fighter on July 4, 2018

in Financial Independence

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans out there, and to early financial independence freedom fighters everywhere in the world! On a day where we celebrate: liberty, courage, perseverance, determination, grit, etc. I can’t help but take a moment to reflect on my own early FI journey.

It hasn’t always been smooth-sailing, and there have been many ups and downs, but the key takeaway for me is — Never give up! Approach your dreams and true passions with reckless abandon. We only get one crack at the Game of Life so we better make it count! Don’t settle for the status quo, scripted life, and all the other shit everyone else is spewing in your ear on a daily basis.

It’s YOUR LIFE, so do you!

Study more, work harder, work smarter, surround yourself and build up a potent network filled with other like-minded individuals… Push yourself and let others inspire and motivate you to achieve even bigger and better things. Cut out the toxicity and be more positive!

 

Your dreams CAN become reality!

You CAN have the life you’ve always wanted!

And if you’re lucky enough, you CAN even make mama proud in the process…

 

2018 has been a rough and tumble year for me so far, but I’m doing my best to weather the storm and hang in there. Today, I took the time to just let all the bullshit that has been afflicting me go and remember to celebrate and enjoy life.

 

One step at a time… If we keep chipping away, keep our heads up, stay focused and optimistic, great things are bound to happen.

 

Happy 4th of July everyone!

 

Fight On!

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Life – The Ups and Downs

by FI Fighter on July 3, 2018

in Financial Independence, Thoughts

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When it comes to life, change is a constant and there will always be good times and bad times. For anyone with any experience in the Game of Speculation, you’re well aware that markets are volatile and resemble [click to continue…]

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