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Mrs. BITA

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Name:
Bayalis Is The Answer
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Investing, Immigrant Perspective
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

In my last monthly update post I alluded to the fact that our less than stellar savings rate for the month was because we had to write the IRS a large check. Large enough to buy a car. A new car, not a used one. Mr. BITA and I are […] The post How I Unexpectedly Owed the IRS a Car appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 6:07 AM
I started March off in far off lands. I visited India for my cousin’s wedding. It was my first visit to India in 5 years – the last time I was in India was for my own wedding. It was an awfully short visit. I was in India for three […] The post On the Path to Financial Independence: March 2018 appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Apr 03 2018 @ 6:10 AM
In contrast with the tumult in the markets, February was a quiet month at the BITA household. In the aftermath of my newly acquired citizenship I continued my dealings with consulates and other government agencies. In February I Applied for the renunciation of my Indian passport ($232.88) Applied for an […] The post On the Path to Financial Independence: February 2018 appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 6:07 AM
We started the new financial year with a bang, thanks to the crazy bull. January was our biggest month ever financially, but before we get to the juicy numbers, let’s talk about life at the BITA household.   The big news from January is that my oath ceremony was in […] The post On the Path to Financial Independence: January 2018 appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 7:11 AM
Thus far the BITA portfolio has been an unexciting place, more quiet suburb than Disney Land. The vast majority of our holdings are in diversified index funds (like good old VTSAX) with low expense ratios. In December I decided to spice up the place and added a single roller coaster […] The post Magic Internet Money appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Jan 21 2018 @ 7:11 AM
Before 2017 fades into the past as a distant memory, I thought I might take a moment to review our financials for the year. We started tracking our money in September of 2016 so 2017 was the first full year where we tracked our money.   2017 Savings 2017 was […] The post 2017: A Year In Review appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 7:11 AM
And just like that, 2017 is in our rear view. A Happy New Year to all of you!   If all goes according to plan, we have now officially begun my last year of working a 9-5 corporate job. So very many wheeeees! There will be time enough in 2018 […] The post On the Path to Financial Independence: December 2017 appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 7:11 AM
I recently read the Global Wealth Report for 2017 published by Credit Suisse Research. This is the eighth annual wealth report and it is chock full of interesting stats. Before we delve into some snippets from the report, let’s get the definition of wealth out of the way. The report […] The post Stats and Gratitude appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Dec 17 2017 @ 7:11 AM
Until recently the BITA household were DIKs. Not to be confused with dicks that you would like to punch in the face for being such arseholes, but DIKs – a Double Income family with one Kid. For those not familiar with this branch of financial taxonomy, I have, with the […] The post From DIKs To TIKs appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 7:07 AM
Have you ever wandered into the subreddit called /r/dataisbeautiful? I recommend it. The contributors to that subreddit take all sorts of data sources and come up with ways to present the data in picture-form. The results are generally very pleasing aesthetically.   Over the last few days a certain kind […] The post Visualize Your Numbers appeared first on Bayalis Is The Answer. ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 7:11 AM

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