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When it comes to early financial independence, everyone is always looking for a shortcut to get there. However, in the rare occasions when the market actually does gift us a golden opportunity of a lifetime to help us turbocharge our progress towards the end game, we oftentimes insist on refusing the help and elect to continue reading at Steemit

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I quit my job and retired from engineering at the ripe old age of 31. On the journey towards that end goal, I inevitably made many mistakes along the way. In hindsight, I could have achieved early financial independence even earlier in life and I certainly could have set my future up even better had I focused on making sure I ALWAYS did the continue reading at Steemit

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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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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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When it comes to investing, my own preference is to buy up asset classes, as opposed to individual stories, whenever I can. For instance, from around 2009-2015, I aggressively purchased index funds and the entire S&P 500. With real estate investing, I participated most heavily from 2012-2015. And last year, I got into the precious metals sector for the very first time.

From looking at macro trends, I can easily see that history simply keeps on repeating itself, over and over again; asset classes move [click to continue…]

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