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Name:
Working Optional
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Personal & Family Finance, Investing, Lifestyle, Self-Employment, Real Estate, Immigrant perspective
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
California, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

The “Last Week’s Awesome” series is a list of the best articles I’ve come across recently. Some are old (but still gold) while others are more recent. The topics are generally related to personal finance/investing, real estate, family/kids, happiness or just leaving the world better than we found it. Coincidentally, all of the following focus... [read more] The post Last Week’s Awesome #9 appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Apr 21 2018 @ 12:00 PM
If you’ve read my introduction, you know that we have two school-age kids. Bringing up kids is hard – and costly. Grandparents We’re not lucky enough to have grandparents living close by – they’re literally on the other side of the world. That poses some challenges, the biggest one being that the kids don’t get... [read more] The post How To Save On ChildCare Costs appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Apr 18 2018 @ 11:30 AM
In the first post in this series, I walked through how I went about getting started with crowdfunded real estate investments. I outlined my thought process and the considerations that came into play in deciding how to invest across the (broad) types of investments that are available. Now that I had figured that out, it... [read more] The post Due Diligence for CrowdFunded Real Estate appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Apr 11 2018 @ 10:30 AM
I don’t aim to make this into a listicle post of the pros and cons of working for yourself. I’ll probably write another one talking about the great things that are possible if you’re not stuck in a cubicle. There’s already a few of those. However, not enough folks write about the other, nonexciting aspects... [read more] The post Self-Employment: Is the Grass Really Greener? appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 11:00 AM
It’s been a few months since I did this. The “Last Week’s Awesome” series is a list of the best articles I’ve come across recently. Some are old (but still gold) while others are more recent. The topics are generally related to personal finance/investing, real estate, family/kids, happiness or just leaving the world better than... [read more] The post Last Week’s Awesome #8 appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 11:45 AM
The latest market correction was but a month ago. I contemplated writing this then but the internets were awash with articles and tweets about the correction. Some proclaimed their prophecies about the end of the world come true while others reminded us that we should just stay the course. Now that the panic has settled... [read more] The post Dealing With A Market Crash appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 3:30 PM
Crowdfunded real estate has really taken off over the last couple of years and is slowly becoming more mainstream. There are 100+ sites, each trying to differentiate themselves from the others. Most look slick, have great property pictures, make promises of due diligence and provide loads of documentation on the sponsor, the risks, appraisals, ARVs... [read more] The post Getting Started with Crowdfunded Real Estate Investments appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 7:41 PM
Yeah, I know you’ve read the standard disclaimer everywhere ”Past performance is not a guarantee of future results”, which is required by the SEC. I also know that you instinctively understand it and ignore it at the same time. After all, why wouldn’t you? Past Performance in Our Daily Lives We use “past performance” in... [read more] The post Using Past Performance To Predict Future Results appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 2:36 AM
Happy New Year, everyone! As I write this on New Year’s Day I can’t help but reflect on the past year and muse on what might be in store for the next. It’s funny how we as a people give so much importance to new year celebrations, resolutions and goals on New Year’s Day when... [read more] The post A New Year, A New List… Or Is It? appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 12:45 PM
This post was inspired by Chief Mom Officer’s post I’m Sick Of Christmas Materialism – Instead Let’s Make A Difference #actsofkindness. Reading that got me thinking about all the kindness that others have shown me that has made a difference in my life. Just days before Thanksgiving, it is the perfect time to say thanks... [read more] The post Thankful For What I Have Received appeared first on Working Optional. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 1:09 AM

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