Category: Travel

Stealth Wealth While Living Abroad

The concept of stealth wealth is not new in the personal finance community.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept, one of the best articles about this subject is from Financial Samurai.  Go ahead, read that article first…I will wait! While that article was written from a general perspective and gives sound advice, this concept […]

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Honey, I Shrunk The Budget!

There..I just dated myself.  If you remember “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” movie (1989), then consider yourself also dated! Regular readers of this website know about our big decision to move to India.  I’ve also shared in an update that our move and settling in went easier than I expected.  If you are new to […]

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Curdled With The Growing Indian Economy

Hi Everyone,  Namaste from India!  We came, we saw, we conquered!  Not exactly….but we moved and have settled in the world’s largest democracy.  Thanks to professional movers, good airline service and support received from my employer in transit accommodation, I couldn’t have asked for a smoother move!  I can’t help but wonder about how integrated […]

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Moving Somewhere To Retire? Don’t Kid Yourself!

The Internet is open to all but is also home to many cozy bubbles that distort reality.  It is easy to extrapolate a very specialized, rare thing to a much broader population just because you spend a lot of time within a small group who believes in that thing, talks about it a lot, plans to […]

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Retiring Abroad? No Garden Path Awaits

Today, we take a break from the investing series of articles.  I didn’t want to bore you continuously with Excel charts and numbers!  We will pick it up next week.  Today, we cover a topic of growing interest to many, especially in recent times. Read on… You see them everywhere.  Magazines, news articles, blogs, and newsletters. […]

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A River Runs Through My Soul

With the traditions of Christmas and other holidays around, Ten Factorial Rocks takes a road less traveled.  One of this site’s goals is to find meaning, and it is about ‘finding yourself’ in a spiritual sense.  Today, I am presenting an unbroken ancient tradition for over 10,000 years – the oldest recorded continuous human tradition.  Unless you have […]

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How Honest Is Your Town?

Where we live is a very important decision in our lives.  For those in high cost-of-living areas, it can motivate their FIRE-seeking journey and for others already in low cost-of-living areas, it makes their FIRE real or well within reach.  The world is full of interesting places with a wide variety of living costs. The earth […]

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Emirates A380. Your replacement is on it!

Buy or Rent? Consider Career Cost

When it comes to a home, most people look at buy vs. rent decision in isolation.  Mainstream finance magazines contribute to this thinking by presenting the numbers of buy vs. rent decision as if those direct costs are the only ones that matter.   Some bloggers take this discussion forward (but barely) by including the opportunity cost of investing the down payment or other exclusive house-related costs in an S&P 500 index fund.  This is still incomplete.  Few people consider the bigger opportunity cost of home ownership while working in a corporate career.

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