Part 1: Continued Evolution (A Look Back at the Beginning of the Journey)

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Every journey has a beginning, and this one is no different. Some even begin before we’re ever even fully conscious of it. Along the way, it is fun to look back at the early days and witness the transformation that has occurred. Sort of like with exercise and working out, you won’t notice any discernible

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Unpaid Vacation: It’s Worth It!

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Anyone who’s worked in Corporate America is all too familiar with the 9 to 5, 5 days a week grind. Unlike students, you no longer get Summer breaks off (so lame!), so the best you can reasonably hope to achieve is 2-3 weeks paid vacation off each year from your employer. If you’ve been in the

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Financial Independence: Two Years Ago (November 27, 2011)

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Two years. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but in many ways it feels like an eternity has passed since then. A lot has changed… I’ve changed. However, it was only two years ago that I first embarked on this journey to early financial independence. I still vividly remember flying back to the

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Reaching Financial Independence Before Marriage

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I never would have pictured my life turning out the way it has. I graduated college, got my first job, went to grad school, jumped around to different companies, moved to Orange County and then back to the Bay Area, and started the journey to

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Wealth Programs and Seminars: A Total Waste of Time (And Money!)

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Everyone is looking for a shortcut in life. We want instant results, which is why we invented things like the microwave, fast food, and the internet. Building wealth, unfortunately, isn’t that easy. Unless you were born with a

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