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What is true happiness? 0

What is true happiness?

Happiness is not about having excessive material possession. If you already have enough money in the bank to last for your life time, what good is it to you to have more? Why stress yourself out to chase for things that you don’t really need?  The amount of time you have in this world is limited. Your youth and your...

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My reflections

Despite achieving many life goals, I sometimes feel that I am not as successful or as happy as I could be. Academically, I was among the best in my grade level in school. Growing up in Asia,  English isn’t my first language.  I overcame the language barrier and managed to enroll in one of the top ten Universities in my...

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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...

Nice Car. But do you really need it? 0

Best financial advice from my dad

Today is father’s day and I’d like to share some of the best financial advice I received from my dad. These advice struck me like lightnings when I first heard from him and until today, these are still the guiding principals for my personal finances. I am very glad that I listened to him decades ago. Do you really need...

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Local travel: Cherry Picking in Brentwood, CA

Enjoying life can be really simple. A spontaneous visit to nearby places may be all you need. We don’t need to wait for retirement to have fun. Local Travel Spring is the best time to visit local farms in San Francisco Bay Area. We went to pick fresh Cherry in Brentwood on Sunday. We didn’t plan this trip ahead of...

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I am a victim of credit card fraud

Last week, I got a SMS message from my credit card company warning me that someone might have committed credit card fraud to me. When I opened the message on Saturday morning, I found that it was the second alert that they sent me. My first reaction was … !$@# . Was it a joke? Stay calm After 10 seconds,...