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Short and sweet Tushar. Hope you have a financially fruitful 2013!


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1 year, 7 months ago on My Financial Resolutions for 2013

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Congrats to Obama! Although both parties spent $2 billion which could have gone to helping people directly, it's now time to focus back on the economy!

 

Best, Sam

1 year, 8 months ago on Why Finance Bloggers Are an Important Part of the Political Process

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I get the sense there's a lot of dissatisfaction as well. An important point is to empower yourself with knowledge so you can properly engineer your layoff and do something else with a plan.

 

Jump with your eyes wide open first. The internet really has changed the way we can live and work!

1 year, 11 months ago on 4 Ideas on Rethinking the Way We Work

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Love the update Jeff!  Great to hear you are enjoying 99% of it!  I think that is tremendous!

What's your living situation like in Portland?  Did you bring your significant other?

1 year, 11 months ago on Thinking of Quitting? Self-Employed Lessons, 2 Months Deep

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Srini, I get your message, but before any date you go on, be aware the date will read this post.  Might be good, might be bad.

 

Would love to hear what women think and if they comment.

2 years ago on When the muse comes to your bedside, don't tell her you'll fuck her later.

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So many times I wanted to quit during the past 13 years working in finance.  From the internet bubble to the housing bubble, things were bad a lot of times!  But through it all, I stuck through it, saving 50-70% of my after-tax income without fail, and at the age of 35, I'm financially independent with a stream of passive income to live off for the rest of my life.

 

Now I do what I want, when I want.  I blog because it is fun, and having fun and doing something meaningful is so important!

 

The sacrifice of working hard, getting into work before everyone else, going to grad school, starting a side venture is WORTH IT!  Do it while you got the energy and reap the rewards for the rest of your life.

 

Sam

"How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye"

2 years ago on Going Past the Point Where Most People Would Quit

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Jeff, just joined you on the freedom path after an announcement on FS today.  Hope you had fun in Portland and I'll let you know next time I go up!

 

Sam

2 years ago on I Did It! I QUIT My JOB!

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Welcome to the best city on Earth!

 

Hope you have a nice expense account to eat like a Queen!

2 years, 2 months ago on Another San Francisco adventure

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 @Dan DeLaiarro It's fun for others to pontificate about that what which we do not understand yeah?  Hence that post Srini! http://yakezie.com/201204/featured/the-act-of-writing-saying-what-we-dont-understand/

2 years, 2 months ago on The Most Important Factor in Finding Work You Love

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 @JetSetCitizen Self-indulgence.  Well put.  I have to agree entirely.  Social media, internet, and lifestyle design stuff in the wrong hands = disaster and a life unfulfilled, spinning one's wheels forever.

2 years, 2 months ago on The Most Important Factor in Finding Work You Love

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Srini, it will be interesting to read about you talking about career given your work as a blogger.  In America, I think we start at the middle to top of the pyramid already.  Life is easy here compared to the rest of the world.

 

I think you will enjoy this post: http://yakezie.com/201204/featured/the-act-of-writing-saying-what-we-dont-understand/

2 years, 2 months ago on The Most Important Factor in Finding Work You Love

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Ahh, once you get to Portlandia, you might never escape!

 

If you've got the money, why not take 3 weeks off to explore the world.  Makes sense to me!

 

Just remember there's work to be done when you return.

2 years, 2 months ago on How to Quit Your Job and Love What You Do Next

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Honestly, it's not even close.... might be worth 5% of a full-time MBA.  It's all about the massive network and connections, besides the great relationships.

 

If you highlight a PMBA on your resume... it will be detrimental imo from an interviewer with a real MBA.  Trust me on this!

2 years, 3 months ago on Can a Personal MBA be just as good as the real thing?

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 @skooloflife Sounds good Srini.  It's no big deal at all, which is why it's ironic you're talking about it :)

 

Where you boarding?  I just got to my place in Tahoe and will be here for the week since it dumped 7 feet last week!

2 years, 4 months ago on Just Because You Drop the Ball it Doesn't Meant You Have to Quit

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Hi Srini, why did you not post for 10 days? 

2 years, 4 months ago on Just Because You Drop the Ball it Doesn't Meant You Have to Quit

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Very cool!

2 years, 4 months ago on LOOK Magazine - March 2012

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Love the mega wave! What a great capture!

2 years, 5 months ago on A Photographic Journey Through My Life

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I donno Srini. You have one post that encourages one person to not get a job after college, and now you're saying college is useless if you're not pursuing a professional degree.

It's understandable to project your disappointment due to your experiences, since that is all we have. However, I encourage you to be more optimistic!

If you want to revel in pessimism, I think you will LOVE this post: http://untemplater.com/business/quit-your-job-and-self-destruct-like-an-idiot/

There are about 175 comments so far. Add your own!

2 years, 5 months ago on Why School Doesn't Prepare You for Life

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@PositiveParadise Incredible perspective! Thank you!

2 years, 5 months ago on Nobody Leaves This World with a Thing in Their Pockets

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Kevin, can't wait to hear your new adventure story! Also, what were your reasons for switching to livefyre? Thx!

2 years, 5 months ago on Weekend Carnival: A New Beginning

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I've tried to do my best to highlight there's a lot of spoke and mirrors in my post, "Quit Your Job And Die Alone" on Untemplater. Thanks for highlighting a dose of reality. Would love to hear your thoughts!

http://untemplater.com/business/quit-your-job-and-self-destruct-like-an-idiot/

2 years, 5 months ago on Why Lifestyle Design, Traveling the World and Location Independence Won't Set You Free

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Yo Srini! What happened to the start of looking at the glass half full and post with full of positivity? It's OK to not have money. Just know that there is a ton of money out there for the taking!

2 years, 5 months ago on Nobody Leaves This World with a Thing in Their Pockets

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Srini, I feel your struggles. Corporate work often is very soul sucking NO DOUBT about it. I would have to venture to guess even the best jobs are liked only 70% of the time at most.

Mark down below mentioned there's a lot of wallowing in your posts eg being afraid to launch, your repeated mentions of failures, facing uncertainty etc. I truly believe people are rooting for you, and want to read a big time win that's full of determination next.

It's brutally hard to become a successful online entrepreneur as I write on Untemplater.com entitled, "Quit Your Job And Die Alone". It might depress you, or it might give you great fire. You decide!

2 years, 5 months ago on How a Tumultuous Career has Led me into the Pursuit of a Better Life

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@markwschaefer I'm going to have to agree with Mark here Srini. Don't give up trying to find that job you like while working on your online business. Take the past corporate mishaps as lessons, and improve on them.

Let's move into renewal mode. What happened to LiveFyre btw?

2 years, 5 months ago on How a Tumultuous Career has Led me into the Pursuit of a Better Life

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Having a mentor is one of the best things you can do. They pull you up when you are down, and push you farther than you think.

I'm excited to follow your journey Jeff!

2 years, 6 months ago on Goals for Quitting My Job in 2012

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Way to go man! What are your thoughts on getting a mortgage?

I'm debt free as well, but have several mortgages from my investment properties.

2 years, 6 months ago on I’m Newly Debt Free! (And Ways You Can Be, Too)

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Love this Challenge! I will fail b/c I went to Goodwill 13 times today and gave away 26 bags already. Although, I could get rid of about 12 text books!

2 years, 6 months ago on How to Take the Declutter Challenge! (Plus Updates)

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Happy New Year Kevin! May you have continued success!

2 years, 6 months ago on Happy New Year! A Review of 2011.

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@GGMillar Glen, are you getting any of our e-mails? Maybe not, as we sent about 4 to you. Can you shoot me an e-mail so I know they aren't going to spam or something? Thx, Sam

2 years, 7 months ago on FinCon12 Coming to Downtown Denver Sep 6-9, 2012

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Cool. Just got back from San Diego for the Holiday Bowl and it was 72-74 degrees and amazing!

Denver is a nice place that's logistically good for lots a folks and much better than Des Moines! Sounds economical too.

Any golfers out there?

2 years, 7 months ago on FinCon12 Coming to Downtown Denver Sep 6-9, 2012

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I used my college rejection letter as the same motivating factor for 10 years. I was deciding between two schools, and the rejection letter of one made the decision for me. It's so fun to use the rejection to give motivation.

2 years, 7 months ago on The Hidden Power of Positive Expectation

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I remember that wave pic.. scary stuff! Good luck for 2012!

2 years, 7 months ago on Don't Reflect, Don't Look Back, Look Forward

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Here' pulling for warm and sunny San Diego!

Best, Sam

2 years, 7 months ago on #FINCON12: Results from the Recent Survey

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