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The Vagabond

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Name:
The Frugal Vagabond
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Real Estate, Travel Hacking
Start Year:
2015

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Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Engineer
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Latest Blog Posts

How much would I have to pay you to write off your relationship with your spouse or significant other' How much is enough for you to accept missing your child's first steps, first laugh, or first word' What would it cost for you to miss the last moments of a pet or loved one' If you can put a price on any of those things, you have lost your way. The ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 6:15 PM
No, I still won’t tell you the gender. The emotional journey of becoming a parent for the first time ranges from the highest of highs to plumbing the deepest depths of despair. You lay awake at night struggling to answer questions like, “What if I’m bad at it?” and, “How do I raise a person that’s resilient and strong, but thoughtful and compassionate?” Every other decision you’ve ever made in your ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 12:00 PM
According to my Integrity Policy, I want to let you know that this post contains Personal Capital referral links. Personal Capital is a free service. They are looking for high-net worth individuals as possible customers for their financial advisory services, but the expense tracking and retirement planning tools that I recommend are free of charge. It’s all about the Benjamins. And Jacksons. And Lincolns. And Washingtons. This would be a slightly depressing net worth ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Escaping a Bad Investment Can be a Terrible Burden In the Financial Independence community, we have a dogged devotion to our investments. “Buy constantly and never sell,” and “you only lose money when you sell” are common refrains. When, then, is it acceptable to sell a bad investment? Should we hold onto investments which are objectively terrible, too? What about the emotional costs of an impossible decision? The Sunk Cost Fallacy If you ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 12:00 PM
According to my Integrity Policy, I want to let you know that this post contains Personal Capital referral links. Personal Capital is a free service. They are looking for high-net worth individuals as possible customers for their financial advisory services, but the expense tracking and retirement planning tools that I recommend are free of charge. It’s all about the Benjamins. And Jacksons. And Lincolns. And Washingtons. I just wish we could share the amazing ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 3:11 PM
Hallowed Ground. This evening in Barcelona, though the details of the perpetrators and their motives are still unclear, some number of huge asshole cowards injured or killed dozens of innocent people by driving a van through a crowded and popular tourist destination– La Rambla. They chose a method, location, a time of attack to maximize casualties, and disregarded– or perhaps reveled in– the fact that many of their victims would be families ...
Posted: Aug 17 2017 @ 2:18 PM
There’s a milestone on the path to financial independence that, for most people, goes unnoticed. I call it the Point of Retirement Inevitability. It’s the moment when, left completely alone, your assets will appreciate enough between now and retirement to achieve your retirement savings goals without any further contributions. I can see our inevitable retirement from up here! Let’s take my family as an example. Between my wife and I, we currently ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 12:47 PM
According to my Integrity Policy, I want to let you know that this post contains Personal Capital referral links. Personal Capital is a free service. They are looking for high-net worth individuals as possible customers for their financial advisory services, but the expense tracking and retirement planning tools that I recommend are free of charge. It’s all about the Benjamins. And Jacksons. And Lincolns. And Washingtons. We saw some financial setbacks in May and ...
Posted: Jul 01 2017 @ 3:07 PM
“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”   – Dag Hammarskjold We humans are vulnerable, fragile things. I’ve written about how death can be a powerful force compelling you to prioritize what really matters– the precious and limited resource of time. Witnessing the end of someone’s journey is a moving, heartbreaking, unforgettable experience. It’s the final punctuation of a sentence that invariably ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 5:00 PM
According to my Integrity Policy, I want to let you know that this post contains Personal Capital referral links. Personal Capital is a free service. They are looking for high-net worth individuals as possible customers for their financial advisory services, but the expense tracking and retirement planning tools that I recommend are free of charge. It’s all about the Benjamins. And Jacksons. And Lincolns. And Washingtons. Thanks largely to one of my rental properties ...
Posted: May 01 2017 @ 11:30 AM

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