The Life and Aspirations of a Sydney-Born Asian in Pursuit of FI/RE and Adventure.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet, where I share my personal journey towards financial independence and early retirement (FI/RE). I’m a proud Australia-born Asian who grew up in the bustling and diverse suburb of Western Sydney, NSW. I’m excited to have you along for the ride as I strive to achieve my goals, explore the world, and share my experiences and lessons learned along the way.
At the tender age of 13, I entered the workforce and took on various part-time jobs, eventually landing my first full-time position during university at 19. Now 26, I have the privilege of working as a manager at a prestigious university, focusing on technology and innovation. I’m passionate about my job and the opportunities it has afforded me, but my heart yearns for more freedom and adventure.
It was only recently that I stumbled upon the concept of FI/RE, and it struck a chord within me. I set an ambitious goal for myself: to achieve financial independence and retire early by the age of 35. I plan to accomplish this through diligent saving, smart investing, and living below my means as much as possible, all the while exploring the world as opportunities present themselves.
This blog is a reflection of my journey, chronicling the ups and downs, the successes and setbacks, and the valuable lessons learned along the way. My hope is that by sharing my experiences, I can inspire and motivate others to embark on their own path to financial independence, no matter how big or small their goals may be.
Thank you for joining me on my FI/RE adventure! Your support and readership mean the world to me. I encourage you to explore the posts on this blog, engage in conversation through comments, and most importantly, to find something useful to apply to your own life. Even if it’s just a tiny bit of motivation, every step towards financial independence counts.
Let the journey begin!
Countdown to achieving FIRE.
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I write about finance, lifestyle and education.
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Saying Goodbye to My Corporate Job. Why I Resigned to Work in a Startup
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My Three Principles to Help Me Reach FIRE: How I Plan for Financial Independence
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September 2021 Networth Update
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