Thoughts

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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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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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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Having spent essentially an entire year out of the country, you’d be quite right in assuming that the thought of passive income crossed my mind on a regular basis.

Yes, even when I’m out here enjoying some continue reading at Steemit

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I’m back in the Bay Area, enjoying some good weather and sunshine. In the process of being back home, I’ve been making efforts to reconnect with friends, readers, and basically anyone who wants to talk shop about early FI, travel, and investing.

Just this past weekend, I had a string of meet ups and like always when I’ve been gone for awhile, It takes me time to continue reading at Steemit

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When it comes to early FI (and well, I guess life in general), it’s human nature and tendency to look at things from a linear perspective… I think that’s probably why when somebody actually gets to early FI and then reflects back they’re kind of left scratching their head and wondering:

Oh shit, what the hell just happened?

I can vouch for that because that’s kind of how it went for me… I was just some regular [click to continue…]

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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 [click to continue…]

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Hey everyone, I am now writing to you all from Cebu! I arrived last night, and was initially planning on heading on over to the beaches today, but I woke up to some heavy rainfall this morning…

Oh well, that’s just the way things go sometimes…

When it comes to Cebu, although this is my very first trip out to the Philippines, it’s had a special place in my heart for awhile now… You see, when I first started getting serious about achieving early FI in 2012, I started hitting the books hard and doing a lot of research into investing. By mid 2012, I had [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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2016 Reflections (December 24, 2016)

by FI Fighter on December 23, 2016

in Real Estate Updates, Thoughts

Happy holidays everyone! I’m still writing to you all from Hong Kong, where I have been based since October (after returning from a month long stint in Japan). As the year winds down, I think now is a good time for me to reflect on everything that has happened in 2016…

As readers may recall, I quit my job earlier this year, and decided it was due time for me to walk away from Corporate America so that I could pursue the next [click to continue…]

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