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Mission: Decluttering

April 24th, 2014 at 12:57 am

My first mission as part of my goal to seriously achieve financial freedom is to sort out all the stuff I have accumulated all these years and dispose everything that I have no need for anymore - Some I have posted for sale online (one already has a buyer), some I have set aside to be sold at my best friend's garage sale next month, and others I already threw out.

This step made me realize that all the material things, no matter how expensive it is, will just end up in a pile or dump somewhere or handed out to somebody else.

Reboot/Reset

April 22nd, 2014 at 02:32 am

I thought I was doing well, but sadly, I realized I fell off the wagon once again.

A few nights ago as I was meditating about my career, life, finances, etc., it dawned on me that at my age (late 30s), I'm way off my financial goals and I still have tons of credit card debt. Yes, I have saved and invested a bit, but I know that it is not enough.

Fortunately, although I entertained scary thoughts in my head that came at 100 worries per second and playing the blame game on what has gone wrong once again, I was able to calm myself and seriously think of a game plan on what I should do. First of all, if I plan to retire by age 60, I have to spend double time starting today for me to have a secure and enjoyable retirement.

With that goal in mind, I resolve that every decision (career- and financial-wise, that is) from here on should only make me wiser, smarter and richer - pretty much a better version of myself.