my journey from negative net worth to financial freedom

My Journey

Visionboard 2018: Making Progress in the New Year

Visionboard 2018: Making Progress in the New Year

2018 will be a year of progress. I’ll put into action the plans I crafted in 2017 and kick start my journey to financial independence (FI). My 2018 visionboard tells the story of my goals: a new job, savings, investment, debt pay down, side hustle, […]

Money Hack: Bitcoin Trading in Korea

Money Hack: Bitcoin Trading in Korea

For the past 8 months I’ve been paying over $50 in international wire fees (every month) to transfer savings from my Korean bank account to my US bank account. I’ve paid over $450 total. I finally woke up recently and said to myself: no more! […]

Walking into the FIRE

Walking into the FIRE

Allow me to reintroduce myself, I’m BG and I think I’m on FIRE. I didn’t even know what FIRE meant until a couple of weeks ago. I’d been googling “house hacking” to find some podcasts I could listen to while cleaning up my place. I […]

Setting Daily Goals and Learning from Insights

Setting Daily Goals and Learning from Insights

Still chugging along since my last post. I finished Set for Life a couple of weeks ago. The book overall kinda sucked – mostly because of the writing style and writing emphasis. If you are a 20-something, yuppie who’s used to being taken care of by […]

Finding useful tools

Finding useful tools

In pursuit of my real estate investment (REI) goals I’ve come across a lot great websites, apps, and software. I’m using these resources to establish a process that will ensure my success in REI. These resources range from sites to help find deals to apps […]

Life on $400 a month: Training for Freedom

Life on $400 a month: Training for Freedom

So, living on $400 a month might not sound possible…but here in Korea I’ve found it quite doable.  I’ve been living on about 25% of my monthly income since I moved to Korea 6 months ago.  From day one my intention has always been to […]

Start Dreaming Big

Start Dreaming Big

Finished my HOLD book! Which is sadly a big accomplishment for me since this is the first book I’ve finished in a while. Overall, HOLD was a great foundational book. Based on this book, I was able to craft my initial REI goal, understand the […]

Practice: Analyzing Potential RE Investments

Practice: Analyzing Potential RE Investments

It’s been toooo long! Summer vacation ended very recently so I’m back in good ole Korea – Trump and Kim Jong Un be damned. While home, I was able to have an inspection done on my primary residence. The inspection gave me a sense of […]

Making House Hacking Decisions

Making House Hacking Decisions

Safely made it home for a quick visit. Had to get through 2 days of flights, layovers and missed connections to make it back to my hometown for a visit. But I’ve been adhering to my reading schedule, have added Bigger Pockets (BP) podcasts and […]

Taking First Steps

Taking First Steps

So, after some thinking, more reading, a little analysis, and research, I’ve settled on an initial (real estate investment) (REI) goal for myself. Yay for first steps! My goal is as follows: in 13 years or less, acquire 25 properties (single family homes and possibly […]