Everything Always Works Out – New 10 Year Vision Letter

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Written: March 1, 2029 Sent back in time to: March 8, 2019 Dear Dom, I haven’t written to you in almost eight years – I can’t believe it is already February of 2029. I obviously know about the decision you were struggling with a year ago, because you are me and I was there eleven years ago contemplating that same decision with you. Let’s briefly review the options that were on the table: (1) You continue your Corporate career and in 18 months you will be COO with an income of $600,000+, $250,000+ bonus potential, and additional stock/option-based incentives. I define this as the safe path (the one that most in your shoes would take without hesitation). It will require long …

Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful!

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If there is ever a time to turn to the great Oracle of Omaha it’s in times of market volatility. Warren Buffett reminds us as investors that “It is wise to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” This goes against human instinct, as most of us panic in times of crisis – we do the exact opposite of Buffett’s advice and panic-sell out of our investments. But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from reading every single shareholder letter Buffett has ever written is the importance of doing a whole lot of nothing for long periods of time. Like Buffett, I’m constantly looking for my “margin of safety” when evaluating opportunities for capital …

My PoF Guest Post (From 2.5 Years Ago)

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I have now shared almost every single guest post I’ve ever written since starting this blog 5.5 years ago. Below is the guest post that introduced me to Lin, who is now the editor of this blog. Like I’ve done with past guest posts I’ve shared, I will sprinkle in current annotations with comments and updates from the present day. I hope you enjoy! Non-Physicians: What do you do (or did you do) for a living? What do you like best about your job? If you were a physician, what type of a physician do you think you would be? Why? In the digital world, I like to think of myself as the Chief Freedom Officer in my little corner …

Income Report

February 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #62 – Net Worth $1,814,003 | Income $490,518

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope – it’s just another month passing by. From a financial perspective, the year has been off to a stellar start. However, as you may have noticed in some of my earlier posts this year, it has personally been very challenging. It’s been a perfect storm of sorts. It’s been difficult to find a balance between tending to my new business and spending quality time with my family. It doesn’t help that the household has been catching one bug after another the past five weeks. I am optimistic that March will bring a much needed change to our household’s state of health because we are DONE being sick. The good news is that my …

The Tenacious Ten – Financial Independence in 10-20 years [Infographic]

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About four years ago, I wrote a post outlining what I believed to be the ten guidelines a Freedom Fighter could follow in order to reach Financial Independence in 10-20 years. Here they are now shared as The Tenacious Ten! That post, paired with this infographic, succinctly distills the principles I’ve personally followed and espoused on this blog over the last five (going on six) years. Since it’s been over four years since solidifying these, would I change anything? Yes, there are a few modifications or tweaks I would make. What I would change #6 Learn Two Basic Investment Strategies with Options. I still think anyone that actively manages their money and invests in the stock market should understand and be …

They Just Might Say Yes

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It still amazes me how many people don’t go after the things they really want for the fear of hearing “no,” and being rejected. When I was first learning to trade options, I remember reading some really sound advice that has stuck with me over the years. She Just Might Say Yes! In the trading scenario, this phrase related to price execution, entering a limit order to get a price that was either below or above the market depending on whether you were trying to buy or sell. But we can apply this to anything in our lives. For example, let’s say there is a girl you would love to ask out, but you don’t because you are afraid she …

Income Report

January 2020 – Detailed Financial Report #61 – Net Worth $1,767,532 | Income $48,427

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And now…we return to our regular programming! January was a fantastic month filled with so much growth even if it had me overwhelmed at times. In my recent posts, I thought it was important to show the other side of coin for a super achiever. I share my journey to inspire and motivate others but I also want to represent the whole story and keep it real. I love celebrating my successes as much as the next person but every success is built on the back of struggle. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies. I don’t want anyone holding me up on some pedestal as some freak of nature who only ever does well. That’s not how it is. I’m …

23-Year-Old Protege Earns $210,000 His First Year Out of College

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I know I said a few posts back that I would no longer be accepting guests posts but this is one that was already in the works and one I requested from my protege. I wanted him to capture a snapshot of where he is today – early in his journey to becoming a millionaire and reaching financial independence. He is only a year out of college and he is already earning multiple six-figures. He started to contribute to his 401k while still in college. He is THE model for all those compound interest charts that emphasize the importance of starting early. If you start early by saving and investing a modest sum you will no doubt become a millionaire …

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Did I Ever Tell You How Human I Am?

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I bleed and injure like everyone else. There are days when my mind is clouded by self-doubt. Those are the days when the imposter syndrome starts to kick in. On these days in particular I question my worthiness to be where I am financially and professionally. After all, who am I – just a kid who grew up on welfare, got into trouble early, and had only a bunch of drug-addicted adults to look up to. Who am I to take on such big dreams? I experience emotions of both joy and sadness. I struggle sometimes. I don’t always have the motivation to do the things I need to do. There are moments that I question why I’m working so …

I’ll Be Back, I’m Just Trying to Catch My Breath

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So, last week I missed publishing a new post for the first time since starting this blog in September of 2014. I’m busy trying to scale my business to the next level and it is far harder than I imagined. There are days I wonder if I made the right choice (my low days) and then there are days that I feel like King of the World (my highs). I have a level of anxiety that I have never before experienced. It’s stressful to be responsible for the livelihood of others – the buck truly does stop here. It’s hard right now but I know the juice will be worth the squeeze. I’m grateful that I took it easy through …