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Name:
Millionaire Before 50
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Millionaire, American dream, Immigrant, Pinoy, Filipino
Start Year:
2016

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Net worth:
Location:
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Software Engineer

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Latest Blog Posts

It’s Labor Day in the U.S., isn’t it ironic that I don’t get to work? I don’t see a lot of pregnant women hanging around the emergency room when I drove my R.N. wife to the hospital this morning either. Kidding aside, the holiday meant I have extra time to write my first net worth update since I started this blog. I should have been doing this more frequently, but it’s ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 11:58 AM
It’s Labor Day in the U.S., isn’t it ironic that I don’t get to work? I don’t see a lot of pregnant women hanging around the emergency room when I drove my R.N. wife to the hospital this morning either. Kidding aside, the holiday meant I have extra time to write my first net worth update since I started this blog. I should have been doing this more frequently, but it’s ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 11:58 AM
August 21st marks my first year anniversary of blogging at MB-50. I’m so proud that I’ve managed to consistently produce 2 blog posts per month in spite of having a full-time career outside of blogging– I write code not blog posts for a living. Unbeknownst to many people, this shy, quiet, unassuming middle-aged Asian guy really has a lot to say about money, relationships, and life, in general.  That’s the beauty ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 11:54 PM
We recently just came back from a trip to the west coast. It was a week long vacation with lots of driving between different cities within the state of California. I had to be careful not to overspend. I may be a millionaire, but keep in mind that it's 2017-- a million bucks won't even buy a decent house in San Francisco (maybe a shoebox, but that's not an option unless ...
Posted: Aug 13 2017 @ 10:39 PM
When it comes to your finances, there are two extremes to model yourself on: FIRE or FART (acronyms below) -- that is if you want to be an extremist. The third option is neither and that's completely fine.The choice to quit the rat race at either 35 or 95 is completely your own prerogative. It's called personal finance for a reason. What bothers me is when PF gurus preach FIRE as gospel, like there's no ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 12:00 AM
One of my favorite personal finance books of all time is the one that was written by the late Thomas J. Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door (published in 1996). The bestselling book identifies common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The surprising finding is that most millionaires in America don't really live in mansions, drive luxury cars, or wear expensive watches. Most millionaires never ...
Posted: Jul 15 2017 @ 3:25 AM
One of my favorite personal finance books of all time is the one that was written by the late Thomas J. Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door (published in 1996). The bestselling book identifies common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The surprising finding is that most millionaires in America don’t really live in mansions, drive luxury cars, or wear expensive watches. Most millionaires never earn ...
Posted: Jul 15 2017 @ 3:25 AM
While I don't believe that a bear market is coming, one big lesson from the last two recessions is that it can't hurt to be prepared. Crashes will always come and go. Whether it's 6 months or 6 years from now, nobody really knows. The prospect of me becoming a thousandnaire again is not beyond the bounds of possibility.As a Generation X-er, I've been at ground zero of 2 big ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 2:11 AM
You've probably heard Dave Ramsey say this many times before, "The borrower is a slave to the lender." It's partially taken from the scriptures. That's exactly what I had in mind when I decided to lend my sister $14,000 last summer. Finally, I can 'enslave' my annoying sister, who spends most of her free time bashing Obama on Facebook. At least that's what I thought.She and her husband, Abe were ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 12:07 AM
I've recently started a Facebook group for this blog where members are encouraged to ask any question about money. Out of the blue, one member asked about Bitcoin. In an effort not to monopolize the forum, I waited several hours. But nobody was keen on answering the question. I eventually end up writing a brief but very informative answer only to see the post mysteriously deleted (ugh!). I'm writing this to preserve what ...
Posted: May 31 2017 @ 2:15 AM

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