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The Blind Investor
Traditional Retirement
Investment, real estate, family, education, credit
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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On October 9, 2017 I was awoken with a phone call at 4 am..Who would be crazy enough to call me at this early hour?  If it’s a telemarketer be prepared for hell on Earth I thought….Little did I know.  Hell coming to Sonoma and Napa Valley, the capitals of America’s wine industry – Paradise on Earth as I like to say to my friends. My brother’s voice wakes me up ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 6:03 PM
The recent Toys R Us bankruptcy filing has brought up unpleasant flashbacks of the financial crisis and this uncomfortable feeling that I think many of us have regarding how this economy is “rigged” against the little guy. In 2009, Matt Taibbi in his famous article about Goldman Sachs wrote that Goldman was “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 11:58 PM
In my last post, I have been discussing examples of how our daily wants become needs that affect our goals of financial independence.  I had discussed our daily lunch and coffee breaks and how cutting back can put money into your nest egg. How much so far? About $92,000 saved from finding alternatives to your average coffee and lunch! Wife’s comment: Now who says gettin’ to a million dollars in the ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 3:29 PM
I have read a variety of investment and savings books the past 30 years and a few nuggets I have gleaned from them have helped motivate me in my journey to financial independence.  If you have never played around with an online compounding calculator, get right to it! One site I have recently been playing around with is: https://www.dollartimes.com/calculators/on-your-site/all-calculators.htm One of the most recent rants I am on with myself is the daily ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 6:14 PM
Since graduating from school and no longer playing active team sports.  I realized that my nature requires that I keep a scorecard of how I am doing.  Case in point, the periodic updates on our financial situation. I found that keeping a scorecard of our savings, income, debts and net worth helps motivate us to continue our journey. Similar to weighing yourself on a scale. Wife’s comment: The scale does not define ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 5:35 PM
America the Melting Pot the Salad Bowl or the rancid Potato Salad???? I believed and still believe that America is still the envy of the other countries and that so many people do wish to come here and pursue “Life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” We have all from a young age been indoctrinated with the motto: “Pursue what you love passionately, dedicatedly – do not let anyone or anything stand ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 3:47 PM
Wife comment: You know red is a lucky color in Asian cultures? September 29, 2008 – Black Monday, we had been only married for 6 months when the Dow fell 777 points.  I remember coming home from work and realizing as I watched the news the past month has seen our combined retirement accounts decrease significantly.  The urge to jump ship and sell everything while running to the hills and the ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 5:09 PM
Ten years ago I got married to the love of my life.  Long story short, I highly recommend going on as many blind dates that your family or best friends try to introduce you to…you just never know. We were both in our early 30’s and had followed the dictum from our parents You must finish your education and have a career before you are married Best form of birth control ever! With ...
Posted: Aug 10 2017 @ 1:49 PM
Hi reader, I am a happily married Asian with two wonderful kids and a loving wife. We live in beautiful but unaffordable California! However, we have both been blessed with stable careers but have reached our mid 40s and realized that the rat race/maze is something we would like to stop in the near future. I decided to write this blog to document our journey to financial independence but also remind us ...
Posted: Aug 10 2017 @ 12:26 PM


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