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Millionaire Before 50
Early Retirement
Millionaire, American dream, Immigrant, Pinoy, Filipino
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Forbes recently released its “Richest People On The Planet” list for 2018. I figured it would be interesting to determine which ones, among the 575 American billionaires, are immigrants like me. I’ve patiently and painstakingly gone through the list to figure out which ones emigrated from other countries based on … The post Here are America’s richest immigrants in 2018 appeared first on Millionaire before 50. ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 8:55 PM
Ever since I was able to resell an ordinary “vintage” typewriter for many times the amount that I’ve bought it for, my wife and I have been propelled to look for other potentially valuable items that we can resell for a profit. We went as far as driving around garage-sales … The post Vintage Computing: Turning Trash into Treasure appeared first on Millionaire before 50. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 3:10 PM
One of my favorite movies of all-time is American Beauty. The 1999 award-winning film stars Kevin Spacey who played Lester Burnham, a 40-something guy who hated his job and was on the brink of a mid-life crisis. The inflection point was when he saw his daughter's gorgeous 16-year-old cheerleader friend, Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari), perform during a half-time dance routine at a high school basketball game. Lester becomes so infatuated with ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 11:41 AM
Below is a guest post from my friend, Amy Nickson. She’s a professional finance writer and content marketer based in Atlanta, Georgia. You can also follow her on workingmomsword.com, where she blogs on a regular basis.   Whether to prioritize a retirement saving or pay off debt is a vital … The post Saving for retirement or paying off debts: The Dilemma appeared first on Millionaire before 50. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 11:10 AM
When you hear someone asking "Why are so many college dropouts successful in their life'" Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg probably all come into your mind. The problem is that the question makes an erroneous assumption that there are "many" of them. The not-so-obvious truth for many is that these extremely successful dropouts are just drops in the ocean. No pun intended. The majority of people who didn't ...
Posted: Jan 27 2018 @ 7:56 PM
My cousin-in-law who works as a registered nurse in Saudi Arabia texted me the other day. She’s excited to tell me that she’ll be moving to Texas soon as her visa and working papers are now being finalized. The chat messages then quickly turned to which model of cars she should … The post Cars that I’ve driven and the lessons that I learned from them appeared first on Millionaire before ...
Posted: Jan 13 2018 @ 8:01 PM
One of my proudest personal accomplishments is being able to finish our basement with my own hands, more than 8 years ago. It now comes with a full bathroom, laundry room, home theater, and an exercise area. I did almost all of the labor myself including the electrical and plumbing … The post Don’t make a new year’s resolution, start a plan. appeared first on Millionaire before 50. ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 5:50 PM
At least that's what I think former Wharton professor and economist Joel Waldfogel is implying in his book Scroogenomics: Why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays (Princeton University Press). In a 2012 interview with Bloomberg, Waldfogel argues that Americans end up wasting billions of dollars on presents during the holiday season every year: "Normally, when we spend money on ourselves we only buy things that they're worth at least the price. ...
Posted: Dec 16 2017 @ 10:23 AM
One source of amusement that my wife and I both enjoy is watching early shoppers wait in line outside the Best Buy store near our house on Black Friday eve. The store used to open around midnight to enable eager consumers to get their hands on the latest high-tech gadgets at substantially marked down prices. Back then she worked night shifts, so right after picking her up, we would spend the ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 1:45 PM
Do you often wonder what your life would be if it spun the other direction' You are not alone. Pretty much every one of us has stories of our failures. May it be that test that you flunked, the business opportunity that you overlooked, the failed relationship, or the embarrassing email that you sent to work that got you fired. But what if those failures suddenly become successes' What if you were able ...
Posted: Nov 12 2017 @ 6:46 AM


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