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Jan Friedman

Blog Info

Name:
Be free and wealthy
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Investing, technology, passive income
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
San Francisco , California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Multiracial
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
IT'S COMPLICATED
Profession:
Engineer
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Latest Blog Posts

My first passion was skateboarding. It started when I was around 13years old and kept with me until I was around 17. I was very passionate about it and just like you're first love, it was probably my first real obsession. And this period of my life was a critical time where I between I became an adult. This time of my life allowed me to learn important lessons ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 1:14 AM
I came across this great interview with Naval Ravikant . For those who don't know him, he's the founder of AngelList, one of the key companies in Silicon Valley in the last 5 years. You probably never heard of Angellist if you're not an active venture capitalist, but this company fuels all the current startup companies with capital and connections. Be present He said a great quote that I want ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 2:59 AM
This post has less to do about personal finance but more about what is going in my life recently. Although, one could argue that this has still do with personal finance (as everything does in the end). Healthy relationships is one of the key for a successful financial life. With divorce rate hovering around 50%, and breakup or divorce can affect your happiness as much as your wallet. I'm been ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 6:32 PM
This post will update on how I spent my Starwood points earned with my credit card. It's summer time. I've been posting a lot less regularly in the last month. During last holiday weekend, we decided to go to Disneyland with my 2 boys. A typical trip to Disneyland would cost thousands, so I manage to keep the costs down around ~1300$ or so for 5 days. Here's an overview of our ...
Posted: Jul 23 2017 @ 11:40 AM
In this post you will learn: How do I become wealthier? What are the key mistakes that keeps you from becoming wealthy? How can I increase my wealth and freedom? How retire early? Some people might say saving is hard. But for the majority of us, our middle class life is a clusterfuck of waste. Once you realize this, becoming financially free is so much easier. There is only one way ...
Posted: May 27 2017 @ 2:30 AM
In this post you will learn: How to think like Warren Buffet What lessons can Warren Buffet teach you. What are the best advices from Warren Buffet? There's an amazing HBO documentary called Becoming Warren Buffet. It's a great way to spend an extra hour (I spent it while on a plane). In this post, I will summarize what I took out of it. Be Patient Be patient. Everything you do takes a long ...
Posted: May 23 2017 @ 11:07 AM
I always love to fly and meet new people. Today I flew back to California and I met an interesting fellow traveler. He is about 50 and works for a US government agency coming to visit his son in California. He has about 10 years left to work before retiring and did not have any specific plans for retirement, until I started probing a bit more. In fact, he does. ...
Posted: May 20 2017 @ 5:05 PM
Understanding yourself: When generating passive income, you need to first understand what do you like. Chances are your passion has monetary value if marketed properly. Once you understand that if you enjoy something, others might as well enjoy it. Let's go through a few examples: John has been living in Whistler. His passion is skiing. He recently started a company providing back-country high-end experiences. Stefanie loves to cook. She works ...
Posted: May 13 2017 @ 10:42 PM
In this post you will learn : * How many years of work you need to afford a Porsche? * How many years of work you need to afford a Tesla? Last weekend, I went to a Bachelor Party in Paso Robles. We drove all together there his Tesla. Ludicrous mode was insane, totally insanely fast. Our other friend came with his Porsche 911 (2014), so it seems all ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 11:45 AM
I recently decided to join a toastmaster club. I recently realized that I am very bad at public speaking. Yes, admitting it is the first step. But practice makes perfect, and I decided to get over it by practicing. Next week is my first "Ice Breaker" and as a preview to my readers, I will post it here first. The topic is a little bit off from personal finance, but ...
Posted: May 07 2017 @ 7:09 PM

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