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A Gai Shan Life
Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Bay Area, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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This made me laugh a little: Nobody Wants to See your Dick — A Guide to Handling your Newfound Wealth and Influence. “You may not have noticed during your climb to the top, but your dynamic with others in your field has undergone a significant change (you may feel like the Zack Morris of your industry, but […] ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This was supposed to be the October report but stuff happened. Lots of stuff, but you’ve read all about it by now, right' Time for real money talk – let’s dive in! My current portfolio lives at Ally now, they bought out Tradeking a while back. At $4.95 per trade, and as a relatively low […] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 7:00 AM
The second (missing) IRA It’s a touch mortifying to admit that until now, I have failed utterly to start contributing to PiC’s IRA – we started to get on that, and …. I dropped the ball. I got distracted! Plus I let myself get hung up on where his money should go. His work uses […] ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 7:00 AM
I’m not sure why it’s called Green Monday but I do know that Swagbucks is offering big cash back (2x or more) today only. Online shopping with cash back bonuses, FTW! Make sure to pop over to Swagbucks before you make any online purchases today to see if you can get the best cashback from […] ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 6:59 AM
Carb emergencies are real. Don’t believe me' Let me regale you with the tale of running out of carbs one day. I went to Trader Joe’s just to get a load of bread and some English muffins so we could breakfast like civilized humans and returned with every single carb they sold from hash browns […] ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 7:00 AM
While we stopped buying Christmas presents in our little family, preferring to spend money on stocks to build our Someday Retirement portfolio and enjoying our fake Christmas tree, this year was an exception. We hit Black Friday sales pretty hard. Online only, but it still counts. We won’t cover the obligatory family gifts ($250) because […] ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 7:00 AM
On Money Income Our normal income comes from two full time day jobs. We experiment with earning money on the side, including minimal cash flow that we don’t touch from an investment property and investing in dividend stocks. Our side income comes from Swagbucks, selling clothes on Poshmark which is hit or miss, using cash […] ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Swagbucks is hosting a December Swago (like online Bingo). Sign up here. This round starts on Monday, December 4th at 9am PT, and ends Monday, December 11th. The concept is simple: fill out squares when you earn points on their site. Fill out the board in a pattern, and submit your board pattern to redeem […] ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 6:59 AM
This is a really old news bit but it made me laugh inside so here is yet another good argument for my not dressing up in costume ever – this women’s group dressed up as pirates to get in the spirit for a talk they were hearing about pirates. Specifically the man who was held […] ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 7:00 AM
If you’re not using Swagbucks and sign up using my link this month, then earn 300 total SB before 1/1/18, you get a 300 SB bonus. You’ll also get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase, in addition to the SBs you earn for every dollar you spend. It’s worth […] ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 6:59 AM


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