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Frugal Safari

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Name:
Frugal Safari
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
investing, saving, frugal living, location independent, slow travel, travel hacking
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$840,000.00
Location:
San Diego, California, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
African American
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Sports Marketing
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Latest Blog Posts

So yesterday I was having a discussion with my wife about the condo we sold in San Diego two years ago.  I looked it up on Zillow to see how much it had appreciated, and to my surprise it had appreciated by $100K.  So I was wondering if we made a mistake of selling it too early.  Did we leave money on the table? It made me think about the 2 ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 6:20 PM
Yesterday I was talking to my father in law about investing, and he was amazed that I had a balanced portfolio at my age.  He is 73 years old and even though we both invest in index funds, he is heavily invested in stocks.  His portfolio is 95% stocks and 5% bonds. We had a constructive debate defending our positions: My argument was that with the current president, there are so many ...
Posted: Oct 08 2017 @ 5:25 PM
Technology is a huge part of our life.  I now see 11 year old kids with smartphones.  My 12 year old nephew is already an expert at social media and coding.  I was thinking the other day that without technology, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. My life is great now due to all the technological innovations: I started working in 1998, and have been in the same industry for ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 7:39 PM
The other day I was thinking about how I once bought my first home and a brand new car in the same month.  What would I tell my young self if I had to do it again? I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1998. (Go Banana Slugs! yes it is indeed our school mascot…) that’s another story for another time… With my fresh degree in global economics I was ready to ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 10:12 PM
In the last 3 years I have been so consumed with learning as much as I could about personal finance. I am so passionate about this topic and feel I can’t get enough of it, and yes I am addicted to personal finance.   I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about anything, besides my wife of course…lol.  In the past I developed interests but they never lasted ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 12:12 AM
Getting off the Go-Go-Go treadmill Most of us are so used to the on the go lifestyle, that when we do decide to down-size, get off that corporate treadmill, or go to part-time employment so we can pursue our passions, we have this ingrained sense of guilt that we cannot shake.  We have been conditioned our whole lives to quote Rihanna “work, work, work, work, work, work”, and when we finally ...
Posted: Nov 07 2016 @ 1:14 PM
The California Dream: I admit, I subscribed to the very popular Southern California theory that in order to survive here, you needed to make a salary of at least $100K and up.  Make the money, spend the money, make the money, spend the money.  I was just spinning my wheels and really never saving anything.  All of my friends were doing exactly the same so I thought it was normal and ...
Posted: Oct 07 2016 @ 1:26 AM
2008–the wake up call: My odyssey from a spendthrift workaholic to a frugal living semi-retired entrepreneur has been an 8 year journey.  As many people will relate, 2008 was the turning point.  My once thriving business was all but bankrupt, I had 10 people on my payroll I was struggling to meet at $60K a month, and I had a large space in an A+ office building that was running me another ...
Posted: Oct 05 2016 @ 7:09 PM

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