Tag Archives: Financial Independence

A Happy Day at Work … So What?

A happy day at work ... so what?I don’t consider myself to be a “tech” guy but, in general, I’m pretty much up-to-date on topics that are relevant to both my professional career and personal lifestyle. When it comes to work, my current role demands the maximization of data utilization and the application of workflows that aim to influence the bottom line. A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting about one of the projects I’m currently leading. After a couple of months of hard work, the project reached a milestone that required coming up with a very detailed and specific desired state. Continue reading

My Financial Mistakes

My Financial Mistakes

Kris from Chronicles of a Father with Cents recently posted a very insightful article about his financial mistakes. When I finished reading it, I had no choice but to reach out to him to share an idea that came to mind. The pitch was the following: “Kris, wouldn’t it be great if we started a chain where bloggers share their own financial mishaps?  This would not only be valuable to our readers but it would also be a great opportunity for bloggers to learn from each other in an effort to maximize the value of lessons learned”. He was on board so here I am writing about my financial mistakes following his initiative and hopefully encouraging others to do the same. Continue reading

Blogger Recognition Award

blogger recognition award

I want to thank Araminta from Financially Mint who graciously nominated A Journey to FI for a Blogger Recognition Award. Initially, I was a little bit skeptical about the whole thing but once I started reading I realized it was the real deal!. A Journey to FI has only been out there for a few months so all I can say is that It’s great to be recognized for this award especially in this incredible Personal Finance community. Continue reading

My Mid-Year Performance Review

my mid-year performance review

I recently finished delivering mid-year performance reviews to all members of my team as well as getting one from my supervisor. Overall, It was a great opportunity to touch base on goal status, opportunities for improvement and gather feedback on things I can improve to make our team a high-performing one. Continue reading

A Closer Look at my Investment Portfolio

A closer look at my Investment Portfolio

This post will take a closer look at my investment portfolio in an effort to provide more context around my investment style. The purpose is not to influence your decision on investment options or to suggest you should follow my approach, instead, my intention is to share a strategy that I’m comfortable with and that has worked for me so far. Continue reading

Emotional Intelligence in FI

According to Wikipedia, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately. Continue reading

The Case for Paying Yourself First

Paying yourself first is a very popular phrase I came across when reading the Automatic Millionaire by David Bach. He also happens to be the one who created the movement around the “latte factor” but that’s one topic that deserves its own discussion. Continue reading

What is Financial Independence?

I’ve been thinking about this post all week long…..Financial Independence (FI): what is it? but most importantly what does it mean to me?. If this blog is meant to be a resource for you I think is appropriate we set the stage around FI. Continue reading

A Journey to Financial Independence

My relationship with money hasn’t always been the best. Before you keep on reading allow me to provide some context and elaborate on specific topics that aim to support my initial statement. Continue reading