There are many immortal words in the U.S. constitution. This country was formed on the bedrock principles of guaranteeing all its people life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Any civil society or even the most progressive government can only guarantee life and liberty but not happiness. Happiness is an entirely personal and internal feeling, […]
What an oddly-titled article from this website, right? Trust me, it will make sense. Read on… Does money drive your life? It may sound ironic hearing this from a guy who has a monetary target to achieve, firmly planted on the name of this website. But it is true. Truth be told, I put up that big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) […]
It’s been more than 24 years since I started working and earning money. The first income you earn is always a special feeling. I had just turned 21 then and was giddy to receive my first monthly salary. I wanted to give $100 as a small gift to my parents from my first paycheck – given […]
Dear Readers, Subscribers & Casual Visitors, 2016 was an eventful year. We’ve seen a lot this year around the world: The triumph of a trumpeting voice in the West, with the dollar being almighty A kingdom not so united in Europe, leaving others to question their own un-union A sea of humanity fled their homes in the Middle […]
Statistics tell you that you don’t need to be in the 7-figure net worth club to be part of the rarefied segment of top 1% in the world. It certainly doesn’t take much to be in the top 10%. Still, by definition, this means 90% of the world is not there and most are nowhere close. Granted, a […]
Really. And I probably would’ve been posting some bad-ass or irreverent content as a carefree FIRE’d 30’s guy. But life had different plans for me. Some of you may see this as kinda, sorta, sequel to why FIRE is much harder as a couple. That article seems to have resonated with many readers. Apart from the […]
It’s true. Math and Science don’t lie! I will prove it in this article.
Getting to financial independence or retired early (FIRE) stage is not easy – it requires of years of persistent effort, discipline and an ability to think for yourself and often against the ‘grain’ of modern lifestyle and social norms. Maybe one in a hundred people will have the wherewithal to reach FIRE. So, the probability of getting to FIRE is say about 1%, whether you are a man or a woman.
It was over 10 years ago. Yet, I remember even the smell of the hospital sheets the day TFR Junior was born. I was in the hospital operating room after donning a protective gown when the doctors started to do a C-section on my wife. It was over in minutes and they handed the […]
Fitness, that is! In the professional world, we spend a lot of effort trying to look good. This ‘looking good’ can happen by dressing, demeanor, dialogue or documentation (the last one is also part of how you are judged). All of this looking good business can leave you tired and chasing the wrong habits. There are coping mechanisms to retain your sanity and stay mentally fit.
Love may be blind but life isn’t! Long term domestic partnerships are not the garden path of roses leading to a velvety beach that romantic novels, movies and dating websites want you to believe. As a married man for over 12 years, and also, raising a kid together, I think I have earned the right to comment about domestic partnerships. 🙂 This post is about a topic that any person with a ‘significant other’ must confront at some point on their journey towards financial independence.