Cebu – The First Night (February 22, 2017)

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

Sharing is Caring:
Continue Reading Cebu – The First Night (February 22, 2017)

2016 Reflections (December 24, 2016)

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

Sharing is Caring:
Continue Reading 2016 Reflections (December 24, 2016)

Early FI – There Are No Rules!

japan-1-4

I’ve been blogging now for over 4 years, and anyone who has followed along for awhile now knows full well that I don’t very much like to follow any set rules… For instance, when we first got the party started, I was extremely

Sharing is Caring:
Continue Reading Early FI – There Are No Rules!

Selling at All-Time Highs Is Now Considered Contrarian!

be-fearful-when-others-are-greedy-and-greedy-when-others-are-fearful

As I peruse through many of the early FI blogs across the blogosphere, I am somewhat struck to see the number of sell orders that have started to pop up. In years past, most everyone was aggressively hitting the “BUY MOAR!” button, enjoying this wonderful bull market that first took flight in 2009.

Well, as fun as the ride has been, in life, as we all

Sharing is Caring:
Continue Reading Selling at All-Time Highs Is Now Considered Contrarian!

Starving for Yield – The Passive Income and Cash Flow Trap

blackburne

In an era of Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) and Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP), it’s no wonder that everyone and their grandma is starved for yield these days… Unlike years (decades) past, saving money and putting it in the bank is just extremely unrewarding… The returns are so anemic, that unless you were depositing millions of dollars in principal to your savings account, there’s just no

Sharing is Caring:
Continue Reading Starving for Yield – The Passive Income and Cash Flow Trap