Out of body experience

I met with my VP a few weeks ago and decided to decline his offer. I realized that some of the stress I have accumulated in my current team would not go away until I actually cut

Financial independence: too good to be true?

The more I try to talk about early retirement and financial independence to my friends, the more I find that the main mental blocker on their end is that the 4% rule seems too good to be

Every early Retiree told me this would happen, and I didn’t believe them (I was wrong)

A few days ago I got an offer from a team in Japan. My long term objective is to move to Japan to retire (early) there. What job I would end up with is almost irrelevant given

Dead Man Walking

Now that it’s been confirmed that I’m moving to a team in Japan, my current manager has initiated a “transfer process” for me, so that our team doesn’t drop the ball on the projects I’m currently owning.

Secure a job in Japan: check.

So, less than 24h after I was complaining about not receiving any information from my potential offer for a position in Japan, I finally received the offer. Setting the role aside, which will basically be very similar

In Limbo

My family and I have been looking into going back to Japan, to start working on the next phases of our FIRE plan: move back to Japan, keep the job in order to get a mortgage at

Fighting gravity

A few months ago, I became what I like to call “KoFI” (kind of financially independent): our household reached the “target” amount of investments at which I don’t need my job anymore (for money): our expenses are

On my way to wealth, one bus ride at a time

Last week my son got invited to a friend’s birthday, way up to the north of Seattle. This would have taken half an hour by car, but we don’t own one, so the ride was 1h30 by

Help! I messed up, and now I’m living paycheck to paycheck!

Well, seems like I messed up my April numbers big time. I tend to invest as much money as I possibly can, by transferring money from my checking account to my brokerage account, in general on the

So tired of all this BS

So, our third kid was born in January, way ahead of schedule, and this changed a lot of stuff quickly in our life (as one could expect). The main thing that happened to me is that I