Mobile Support (Finally… Sorta)!

This blog is so contrarian, it doesn’t even have a title (i.e. FI Fighter – The Path to Early Financial Independence) anymore… No really, check for yourself, I’m not kidding, it’s not there… Now, I mean it would be great if you can locate it (please tell me if you do!), but I’ve been having issues trying to find it all day…

But anyway, title or no title, more importantly, after procrastinating for a good 5-6 years, I believe that this blog is finally a lot more mobile-friendly… At least, more so than ever before, previously…

*TADA*

Looks half-decent, yeah?

Please say so, please!

Anyway…

I don’t know jack diddily about web design or any of that stuff, but I sorta/kinda/maybe got an update to my theme to work, which should be a marked improvement over what I was previously using…

In time, yes, most definitely, I need a total overhaul and re-design of this blog to bring it into the modern era of blog pages…

Until then, well, so be it, whoever is still reading this blog is already super contrarian, anyway, so who really cares if there is no title, right?

 

Content rules all!

 

At least, umm, that’s what I’ll keep telling myself until I can sync up with a legit web designer and rescue this blog outta the dinosaur age.

 

Cheers!

 

Jay

 

P.S. but yeah, if anyone knows how to bring the title back, feel free to leave a comment below. Much appreciated!

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New Content… Please

As long-term readers are well aware, 2018 was a very tumultuous year for me. The year got started off awesome enough, with many of my mining stocks hitting historic highs and yours truly watching their portfolio eclipse $1 million in profits. Unfortunately, all that good news and euphoria was very short lived…

Like is usually the case when it comes to life, it’ll throw you a few curveballs when you least expect (want) them…

For myself, unfortunately, I spent a better part of the first half of 2018

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First Post Back (November 9, 2018)

The first post back after a long hiatus is always a bit tough… Really, so much has happened since my last update and there’s really a lot of things I want to share/say…

In all honestly, things have been going extremely well, and I sort of wanted to hold back on posting until my latest real estate transaction was

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I’m Back!

I’m back! But in my case, I don’t just have “only one thing to say”…  Actually, I have many, many, many things to say and share with everyone…

All in due time.

Unfortunately, due to unresolved matters and current circumstances (that are ongoing still), out of respect for other people who are traversing through the same shitstorm as myself presently (yes, I’ve been away due to investing related deals gone awry) and for my own sake, I will refrain from revealing too much information just yet…

You win some, you lose some… That’s reality and life…

When you strike out big, sometimes you just need time away from everything to reflect and re-assess…

Over the last two months, I’ve had a lot of time for reflection, and I’ve had many epiphanies… What I’ve gone through and am still going through, it’s stuff you would never wish upon even your worst of enemies…

Losing even a little bit of money sucks ass… Losing a lot of money, man, words can’t even begin to explain the devastation…

 

As I’ve always alluded to on this blog:

 

“Human psychology and emotions are such that losing $10,000 will sting, hurt, and leave a much more profound impact than say making $50,000… For some people, you could even argue that you need to profit $100,000 in a separate trade to compensate for a $10,000 loss…

In other words, the other side of the trade of losing $1 is needing to make $5 (or more) to offset the severe burn of striking out…”

 

For myself, losing money investing is all part of the game, and I’ve been very open and public with many of my losses in the past (particularly pertaining to mining stocks)…

From 9/13/17.

That’s not an issue for me at all…

What does rattle my cage, though, is when I’m losing money hand over fist and I feel completely powerless and unable to rectify the situation… To be more succinct — It’s knowing that you’re being fucked over and realizing that you have no way of getting yourself out of the mess in a timely manner… at a minimal loss…

Worst yet, having to throw “good money” after bad… knowing that this wretched (and rekt) ship is going down like the Titanic and cannot be saved…

In the investing game, we call these investments gone terribly wrong “money pits”…

If early FI is the name of the game and ultimate end prize, these money pits, or landmines (as I prefer to call them) can set back your progress a good 5, 10 years… or more…

Just the thought of these fuck ups has kept me up many sleepless nights…

I’m not out of the woods yet, which is why I’m being entirely too vague…

But I will say I genuinely appreciate all the wonderful support I’ve received along the way these past few months as I’ve had to endure my own personal hell…

One day (hopefully soon), when the time is right, I plan to reveal to the world everything that went on… Like always, I’ll give it to you all straight up, raw, and with no sugarcoating… I have never been shy/embarrassed/ashamed to admit my faults, limitations, and most importantly investment fuck ups…

I prefer telling the truth.

Trust me when I say this — Although I’ve had relative success with investing through the years, my biggest mistakes (and lessons learned from them) are so much more valuable and informative to you readers than anything else I post on here…

 

In any case, I’m about done reflecting… and I realize there’s really nothing more that I can do to better the situation… It is what it is…

 

It’s about time I got back to doing things that I love… and blogging is definitely at/near the top of my list.

 

In a world where too many people expect/demand perfection from imperfect people, I’ll be the first to admit to you all:

 

I am a very flawed individual who has made many terrible decisions in life that I later regretted… Striking out repeatedly isn’t going to deter me to quit and give up on life.

 

I’m back!

 

And will keep on pressing on… cuz “sky’s the limit!”

 

Besides, I’ve missed you all…

 

Photo Credit: Clutch.hk

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Life Happens (Taking a Break)

Hey everyone, just when I thought I was ready to go back to blogging full swing…

Life happens…

I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate to deal with right now… So I’m sorry, but I will probably be away from blogging and updating for awhile…

I just can’t process everything that’s going on right now, and to say I’m overstressed would be a huge understatement… I can’t even sleep at night anymore.

I’ll be back as soon as I can…

Keep up the good fight everyone!

Wish me luck, skill, and everything in between… I will certainly need it.

 

Fight On!

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