Early FI Housing Decision: Big House or Big City?

When it comes to planning for early FI, a most important decision that we will have to address is what to do with the ol’ housing situation: Big house or big city?

Sure, the above question is attempting to paint things with a broad brush. Most likely, though, at one end of the spectrum you’ll have the

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2019 Recap: A Year in Transition

As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time for a recap. First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful year! For myself personally, it was a time filled with many ups and downs, and if I had to sum things up, I’d say that 2019 was most definitely a year in transition.

In the past, I’ve spent a lot of my time and effort primarily focused on things such as

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The Quest for Early FI (And Happiness… Don’t Forget)

Recently, I got a chance to sync up and re-connect with a good buddy of mine, a guy I’ve known since way back in the day, when I was still picking fruit at the ol Fruit Company located in Cupertino. Suffice it to say, a lot of things have changed since our first encounter, but no different

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My BGC Morning Routine

In order to be consistent with anything, a person likely needs to operate with some kind of structure and routine in place. For myself, especially as it pertains to blogging, I’ve been rather inconsistent over the last few years or so (who am I kidding?)… Looking back, there were a number of reasons why I haven’t been able to “lock in” with my writing, but more than anything else, I feel like it’s because I haven’t been able to establish “normalcy” in my day-to-day life.

I mean, when we’re talking about crafting a life post-FI, it’s all good, it’s going to take some

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Early FI – Owning “Nicer” Properties (And Not Living in Them)

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For long-term readers of this blog, you guys know my history/track record and probably recall many years back when I was aggressively buying rental properties, striving so hard for early FI. At the time, it made more sense for me to NOT live in those units, though, because the numbers

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Bali Optimism – The Path Moving Forward

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting, and one thing that I’ve realized is the importance of attitude. For someone like myself who has more or less existed in a state of “I have to live/plan/operate under the premise of taking care of tomorrow first and foremost” for the longest time now, one observation that I’m keenly aware of is just how difficult it can be to

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