Personal Health – Spreading Awareness

by FI Fighter on March 28, 2016

in Health, Thoughts

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There is absolutely nothing in life that matters more than your own personal health — Without it, frankly, nothing else matters. Health is a very sensitive subject to talk about, and quite honestly, it’s something that I would rather prefer to keep private myself. But being a blogger and strong proponent of the early FI lifestyle, part of me feels a strong moral responsibility and obligation to spread the word as best I can. When it comes to health, the ravages of overwork are something that I know about all too well… I’ve been battling with Adrenal Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for a number of years now…

So, I learned very early on in my 20s not to take health [click to continue…]


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They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In my own case, the path to early financial independence did indeed begin in 2012 when I first decided to take the simple action of starting a blog and declaring to the world:

“I desperately desire to be unplugged from the Matrix.”

Knowing definitively what you want out of life is oftentimes more than half the battle. For me, once I was able to hone in and figure out continue reading at InvestmentZen


Don’t Sell Yourself Short… Ever

by FI Fighter on March 25, 2016

in Career, Thoughts

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When it comes to early financial independence, unlike some people, I do feel like there are shortcuts there. And should opportunities present themselves to you along the way, you owe it to yourself to exploit them as much as possible. Because the fact of the matter is, if you don’t, someone else will…

For most of us, in order to get to the top of the summit, we will have to make the bulk of our progress working for someone else. Since a great majority of people get their  [click to continue…]


There is Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

by FI Fighter on March 18, 2016

in Thoughts


First off, I want to thank everyone for all the kinds and words and support that I’ve received since I announced to the blogging world that my days as a corporate engineer are over. I really do appreciate all the love and support! With that said, with this post today, I’d like to address something that has been on my mind since I decided to make that leap and turn the page to the next chapters of my life.

Everything that I’ve done up to date, and everything that I will [click to continue…]


Everyday I’m Hustlin’… (Almost)

by FI Fighter on March 15, 2016

in Thoughts


Everyday I’m Hustlin“… I’m trying to take a page out of my pal Tyler’s book, over at Dividend Hustler. I’m not quite as hardcore as he is (really, how can anyone out-hustle THE HUSTLER himself?!?), but you know, I just do the best that I can.

As it pertains to early FI… it’s great stuff, right?

Wake up whenever you want, do whatever you want…

There are no alarm clocks, no bosses to answer to, and for the most part, no schedules and [click to continue…]


Contribution to Society

by FI Fighter on March 14, 2016

in Thoughts


What is the measure of one’s worth? For many people, bottom line, it all comes down to the Benjamins! The more we earn, the better we feel about ourselves. Moreover, that feeling of “success” can become so intoxicating that it shrouds our views and prevents us from seeing the cold-hard “truth”.

When you make money, it just feels so damn good!

And if you’re the type of person who’s struggling just to make ends meet, really, at the end of the day, are you going to [click to continue…]


Back to Humble Beginnings…

by FI Fighter on March 11, 2016

in Thoughts

I just completed my first week of officially being unemployed and out of a job… It felt great. It’s not that I’ve never experienced freedom  pseudo-freedom before: summer break, transition between jobs, short-term leave, etc., but this was something different. For the very first time in my life (that I can really remember), I’ve ended a chapter of my life with nothing looming ahead.

Back in the day, it was always: school, summer break, back to school…

As an adult, it was more along the lines of: work, work, work, new job, 1 week break at the most, work, work, work…

But times are changing now… I’ve really got nothing down the pipe, and I’m basically just able to live out my days without any real [click to continue…]



Well, I wasn’t going to address this topic until later, but since it’s the question that most people have asked me since my announcement to quit engineering, I figured that I might as well. Although I haven’t picked out an exact date just yet, it should shock almost no one that the next chapter in the journey involves geographic arbitrage.

What is that, exactly?

Geographic arbitrage might have been uncommon pre-internet days, but with the [click to continue…]



Well, today is the first Monday since I told my previous employer, “No mas“… The last post was just my announcement to the blogging community that my days as a corporate wage slave are finally DONE! However, I didn’t get into too many specific details, which I will try to address starting with this entry.

No, I don’t have everything figured out, but hey, how many of us in life are ever fortunate enough to say that they do?

Pulling the plug wasn’t too difficult, but it wasn’t entirely easy either. I know many [click to continue…]