Monthly Archive:: May 2016

LOL, Vanguard

Something in between an ad and an informative email landed in my inbox this morning, from Vanguard. It recommended I save 5% or more of my income for retirement. Fire Up your Retirement A key ingredient to

In the US, people get paid to get rid of their trash!

Well, kind of. In Japan, selling used stuff is pretty much unheard of. It actually costs money to get rid of most of your stuff, in particular bulky items. Back when I was living in Tokyo, I

Heads up: The latter phase of your path to Financial independence is pretty boring

2014 and 2015 have been extremely exciting for me in terms of financial independence goals. I’ve created this blog to hold myself accountable, and worked on reducing our family’s expenses on as many levels as possible: no