Category: Investing

April 2021 Personal Finance Update 0

April 2021 Personal Finance Update

I started to share my personal finance last month. Time flew quickly and we will go over some updates today. For those who are new to this website, I am on my journey to FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early). Although retirement is still several years away, it is critical to prepare myself both financially and mentally for this big milestone....

March 2021 Financial Update 0

2021 March FIRE Journey Update

Back in August, I posted an article on my investment strategy in 2020. It is time to show how it played out so far. My focus is to accumulate growth company stocks and ETFs with reasonable valuation. Despite many people, myself included, pointing out that we may be in a huge asset bubble, I am going to stay in the...

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Gained $42000 from Gold and Silver

[Please Like my Facebook page to get notification of future posts] I have been sitting on the side line for my equity investment for quite some time. I missed a lot of opportunities in the stock market by being very conservative. Instead, I purchased a rental property in 2019. The stock market has been very volatile in Q1 2020. As...

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From Debt Free to Owing More than $480K

First of all, I apologize that it is a little bit of click bait. As a seeker of FIRE (Financial Independence and Retire Early), I am always cautious about my personal finances. No, I didn’t lose my shirt. It is actually quite the opposite.  Anyways, it has been more than a year since I posted my last article. I thought...

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Irrational exuberance continues in 2019

Dear readers, I haven’t been posting anything for almost 2 years. In fact, I took the site down and focused more on my family and finances. During this time, I have accomplished some of my financial goals and I hope to share with you in this blog in the future. Back in June 2017, I wrote the article ‘How to...

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How to invest in 2017?

Someone suggested that we are likely in a triple bubble (stock, bond and real estate).  It is high probable that a major correction is going to happen in the near future.  Protecting retirement savings should be the highest priority in this market condition. In this article, I am going to go over how I invest in year 2017. Stock Market...

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You should start saving for your retirement when you are young

A lot of people spend their 20s spending money as they get it, for necessities like food and rent or for luxury items that they don’t really need. In their 30s, they may have moved up to home ownership, but they’re still spending all their money on their mortgages, their children and travels. By the time they’re in their 40s,...

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Million Dollar Retirement

One of the questions people often ask is that whether they can retire on a million dollars. In this article, we are going to discussion how much income you can expect in a million dollar retirement. First of all, congratulations to you if you are one of those fortunate ones who amassed a million dollars in your nest egg. It...

How to protect your assets from market crashes? 0

How to protect your assets from market crashes

In my previous article, I showed that average annual return of S&P 500 index was about 5.3% in the last 20 years. However, the stock market did not always produce positive returns. Every time the stock market crashes, there are those who lose everything. And this can make people hesitant to invest at all. Unfortunately, investing is the only way that most...