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 […]
People working on personal finance goals come from all sorts of interesting backgrounds. There is no summary demographic, or any racial, social and ethnic marker that collectively defines us – which is great! We are all very different people. Yet, what binds us together as a ‘community’ in the vast internet space is our single-minded focus on our goal to reach financial independence, despite many challenges we face along the way. While working on your goal is great, the journey also has to be worth your while.
This is not an easy article for me to write. I now see this as an important counter to the other extreme I covered – life of a 1%er. It brings back unpleasant memories from my time in Asia, during my corporate stint there. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time but the unpleasantness was for a different reason. Asia is home to over 70% of the world’s poor people. As is common practice there among all middle and upper middle class working households, the TFR household hired a part-time maid during our stay there. It was initially awkward to have a stranger spend couple of hours each day doing our chores but we slowly got used to it.