Lennar House

Million Dollar FOMO−Buying a House in 2018

Credit: Lennar Homes Since the end of the financial crash in 2008, buying a house has always been in the back of my mind.  In the beginning it was about setting up roots in San Diego and having a place to call my own.  All my friends and community was down here and the aerospace Read more about Million Dollar FOMO−Buying a House in 2018[…]

Nissan Leaf Mismo

Gas or Electric? Helping My Best Friend Buy a Car

Credit: Nissan If you haven’t been paying attention while driving, electric cars seem to be taking over the roads.  Every day I drive to and from work, I see at least a couple of Tesla Model 3’s each way.  Not only that, but our parking lot at work just got our third Model 3.  It’s Read more about Gas or Electric? Helping My Best Friend Buy a Car[…]

Save Money FSA

Save Money on Taxes and Get Healthier While Doing It!

Save Money on Taxes and Get Healthier While Doing It! As some of you know by now through reading my previous post titled “The Best Investment You Will Ever Make!”, I’m a big proponent of therapy to help one not only deal with the emotion trauma of the past and unhealthy behaviors, but also as Read more about Save Money on Taxes and Get Healthier While Doing It![…]

Therapy Office

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make!

Therapy Now if you have been following my posts, you would think that saving for retirement or whatever your financial goals are would be the best investment you will ever make.  Indeed for some that might be true, but (there seems to always be a “but” isn’t there) I’m here to tell you that in Read more about The Best Investment You Will Ever Make![…]

Money

Get Free Money from Your Employer!

Harnessing the Most Powerful Force in the Universe and Your Road to Financial Independence through a 401(k) Welcome back guys to another installment of “First Principles” series.  In our previous post, we looked at compound interest or as Albert Einstein said “the most powerful force in the universe” and ran through some quick examples of Read more about Get Free Money from Your Employer![…]

Why Independence Engineered

According to Merriam Webster dictionary an engineer can be A person who is trained in or follows as a profession a branch of engineering. Another definition, according to dictionary.com, would be: A person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines, or in any various branches of engineering. While yes Read more about Why Independence Engineered[…]

Compound Interest Intro Picture

You Want to be Rich? You Have to Start Right Now!

So it was Christmas of 2017 at my parent’s house and per tradition, we had a huge family reunion to celebrate the holiday season together.   Now our family get togethers are not your typical ones.  It’s not just a small gathering of my immediate family.  No in our family, we basically invite our entire extended Read more about You Want to be Rich? You Have to Start Right Now![…]