My Australian Experience

My Australian Experience

After leaving Korea, I still wasn't ready to begin my career. What a typical millennial I was; putting my life on hold for years! As much as I enjoyed being in Korea, I was tired of teaching (and Korean work ethic)! An American working long hours in a non-English speaking country…continue reading →
My Korean Experience

My Korean Experience

Since I was a UCLA transfer, I wasn’t quite ready to leave after only two years. So, after receiving generous financial aid, I modified my schedule to extend into an extra quarter. This allowed me to graduate in December 2008 instead of June 2008. Looking back, this was pretty silly…continue reading →
The Winner’s Mindset

The Winner’s Mindset

"Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners." -Conor McGregor The past few years I've come to understand just how important mindset is to becoming successful. While this blog focuses mainly on acquiring wealth and achieving early financial independence, a winner's mindset is vital to achieving any of your goals.…continue reading →
In Defense of Millennials

In Defense of Millennials

The past few years it has become quite popular to bash millennials. We're losers who need to get our shit together. We're selfish. We're lazy. We have large amounts of student loan debt. A third of us are still living with our parents. We aren't getting married. We aren't even…continue reading →
Golden Handcuffs

Golden Handcuffs

We're stuck. But it's not necessarily a bad thing. Many have called us lucky, but Sally and I have purposely set up our lives to be relatively stress-free. Let me explain. Anytime I look for a new job, I limit my search to 15-miles away at most. If you know…continue reading →
Early Retirement Adventures

Early Retirement Adventures

With financial independence coming at us fast, I want to get a head start on life after FIRE. My wife says I’m a dreamer and she’s right. However, I’ve turned many of my dreams into goals and accomplished them with proper planning. Below are some early retirement ideas. Most are…continue reading →
Why We Don’t Own Real Estate

Why We Don’t Own Real Estate

Owning real estate is a huge commitment. A commitment I've never been willing to make. The first eighteen years of my life I lived in a small town about an hour outside of Sacramento. But the past twelve years I've lived in four major cities across three continents. Each city…continue reading →
A Watch for Any Budget

A Watch for Any Budget

When I get asked the same questions regularly, I try to make posts to point people in the right direction. This is why I wrote about my investment strategy recently and have made many book recommendations in the past. It’s also why I’m writing this post on watches today. You…continue reading →
How We Invest Our Money

How We Invest Our Money

I get a lot of questions asking about the best stocks to invest in. Full disclosure: I have no idea. The truth is, I’ve only bought one individual stock since 2010. I don’t have the patience or knowledge to beat the market consistently, so I don’t even bother trying. My wife and…continue reading →