Keep Investing, Even Now

Wow. What a last three months it has been. I believe I’ve grown more as a person in the last three months than last entire year! A few people in my immediate circle even volunteered to help with migrants. It just makes me feel proud of their empathy. It also highlights how some of my friends have already achieve FIRE […]

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Cold Brew from Whole Beans

In the last few years, Cold Brew has seen a steady rise in popularity. It’s majorly for two reasons — one is because it’s of its brewing method, it’s less acidic as compared to the hot brew. Of course, you can control the acidity in a hot brew with the kind of beans, roast and brewing method. However, even then, […]

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Goals for Financial Independence

Many who know me also know that I don’t believe our generation might ever retire. Retirement was just a concept introduced to phase people from physically excruciating jobs. Most jobs of our generations do not require us to do physical labor. In our later years, I believe we might just work on projects that are less mentally taxing. Considering that […]

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Customer Service and Brand Loyalty

We’ve always had much better customer service here in India as compared to that of the west. One of the reason being — companies in India are able to hire more customer service representatives for a lower salary. These reps are being abused for the amount of work they do. However, in the times of corona Customer Service has become […]

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Reflection on 2019

2019 has been a surprising year for me. While I failed miserably in some of my goals, I did more than awesome with my FIRE targets for this year. BaristaFI Funds required for BaristaFI as of December 2019: June 2018: 17LAugust 2018: 15.5LSeptember 2018: 15.4LJanuary 2019: 15LMarch 2019: 14.8LAugust 2019: 9.5LDecember 2019: 5.1L This was a good year as I […]

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The Upcoming Recession

It’s beyond argument that recession is looming globally. India specifically has seen the worst year so far. Auto Industry woes continue. Livemint recently reported that “passenger vehicle industry suffered its worst sales performance in nearly 19 years in July as a slowing economy, higher ownership costs and floods in some states deterred buyers”. Auto companies are also stopping productions as […]

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Savings Update – August 2019

This is my least favorite blog post to write about — even though I love tracking my savings and expenses. True to my promise, I’ve cut down on savings update. This month is special. I’m quickly going to jump on to the good news. After years of struggle and penny-pinching and what not (just kidding), my required number for BaristaFI […]

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