Education, Rant, Youth

Half-assing your way to financial freedom

When you’re a kid, you’re expected to have visions of grandeur for your life. Superlative careers and well-laid plans to be somebody are the norm. When that wears off and we realize we are actually numbingly average, the next push is to get serious about the books. Going to a good college and landing that first gig is front and center. Then maybe moving to a major city and pursuing our ‘dreams.’ Money is a vacuous element in the dream…

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Geoarbitrage, Housing, Singapore

Singapore to Oklahoma: How I started my path to FI by choosing ‘flyover country’

My pursuit of financial independence began in an unlikely place. I remember the first time I realized things were going to be expensive. I had just landed with two suitcases in Singapore, where I would be living for a few years. The financial outlook in the glitzy, SE Asian island was spendy. Over the past few years, Singapore has consistently been at the top of the most expensive cities in the world. Many people travel through Singapore and give it…

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