Financial Independence

One Year Ago Today

by FI Fighter on June 29, 2017

in Hong Kong, Progress

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One year ago (6/29/16), this finally happened…

Early FI.

The culmination of a lot of: hard work, sweat, blood, tears, luck, persistence, determination, more luck, and a whole lot more…

Back in late 2011, I set a goal for myself to [click to continue…]

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Early FI – 2017 Thoughts

by FI Fighter on February 16, 2017

in Progress, Thoughts

2017 is getting off to a blistering start! Well, look no further than to the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq (which are setting record highs on the daily) to see what the trend has [click to continue…]

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As I peruse through many of the early FI blogs across the blogosphere, I am somewhat struck to see the number of sell orders that have started to pop up. In years past, most everyone was aggressively hitting the “BUY MOAR!” button, enjoying this wonderful bull market that first took flight in 2009.

Well, as fun as the ride has been, in life, as we all [click to continue…]

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The first rule of Fight Club is… Oh wait, sorry, I meant — The first rule of [click to continue…]

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In an era of Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) and Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP), it’s no wonder that everyone and their grandma is starved for yield these days… Unlike years (decades) past, saving money and putting it in the bank is just extremely unrewarding… The returns are so anemic, that unless you were depositing millions of dollars in principal to your savings account, there’s just no [click to continue…]

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Market timing. It gets such a bad rap… If your experience with investing has been anything remotely similar to mine, I’m sure that you’ll recall the moment when you first stumbled upon the concept of Buy and Hold Forever Investing. Whether through the channels of Dividend Growth Investing (DGI), Index Investing, or even Real Estate Investing (REI), the popular mantra out there (for the longest time) has been that market timing is a fool’s game, and that the only way to really [click to continue…]

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When I first started blogging in 2012, there weren’t really that many early FI blogs out there… These days, early FI blogs are a dime-a-dozen, which is a good sign that the movement has gained momentum and that there are more and more people out there striving for it. And when it comes to life goals, what could be more liberating than [click to continue…]

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Well, I’m sure the last post I wrote is bound to ruffle a few feathers… Obviously, what I said will never be popular or generally accepted by the mainstream of investors, but hey, that’s not my problem… You might have sensed it from my tone, but I really did my best to just tell it like it is… I didn’t want to pull any punches and I felt like it was necessary for me to [click to continue…]

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December 2012 Dividends

When I first started this blog in February 2012, I was on a mission to get to early financial independence by the age of 37.5. Little did I know it at the time, but I would soon be participating in one of the greatest bull market runs in recent memory…

From around 2009 until present day, any investor could have bought [click to continue…]

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The following post was inspired by Kobe Bryant’s recent letter to his 17-year-old self. I’m writing this merely for [click to continue…]

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