Author: Nomad Careers

Savings Update – March 2019

I’ve decided to cut down on the frequency of Savings update from here, possibly every quarter instead of every month. I wouldn’t call it a tough decision. It’s quite boring to write about how much I am saving and my expenses. However, I don’t want to stop writing about it for two reasons — one is to keep myself accountable […]

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Savings Update – Jan 2019

The last saving update I made was in September 2018. Yikes! I need to be more consistent in my writings as I am with my savings. Not complaining though 😋 Expenses Rent & Bill 4,000 Dining Out 2,000 Entertainment 1,500 Transport 2,300 Clothes 0 Sports Activities 4000 EMI 54,000 Total 67,800 I’ve added a new category “Sport Activities” as I’ve […]

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2018 Year End Review

I started on the Financial Independence journey two years ago when I had a colleague tell me how much he’s been saving up for his retirement. That was an eye opener. Although I couldn’t save much in 2017 for varied personal reasons, I had decided that 2018 is the year when I had to start saving. And what a year […]

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Savings Update – September 2018

It’s again that time of the month for monthly budgets, updating spreadsheets and making investments.  Expenses Rent & Bill 4,000 Dining Out 2,000 Entertainment 1,500 Transport 2,600 Clothes 2,000 Gifts 2,500 EMI 54,000 Total 68,600 Barista FI Funds required as of: June 2018: 17LAugust 2018: 15.5LSeptember: 15.4L As suspected in my previous August update, I couldn’t save much this month […]

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How I Lost 2KGs in a Week

A friend of mine introduced me to Intermittent Fasting. Okay he didn’t exactly introduce me but just mentioned that he’s been doing it and I jumped on the bandwagon. Intermittent Fasting is one of the way to get into ketosis. I had tried keto diet some 8-9 months ago to get into ketosis but keto diet isn’t convenient for me. […]

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September Update

After a dreadful August, September came blowing its horn strong. Last month has been quite expensive. My phone stopped working and I decided to invest in a phone with better camera to expand my photography hobby. It’s paying out already. I’m clicking 3x more photos and at most times I have a much better camera than the table I’m at. […]

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Savings Update – August 2018

It’s mid August when I first started drafting this post and it’s still raining heavily here. August has been turbulent and even that would be an understatement. Expenses Rent & Bill 16,000 Groceries 3,800 Dining out 1,000 Entertainment 0 Transport 2,000 Phone 40,000 Total 62,000 My phone stopped working and I had to purchase a new device. Over the last […]

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What Is Financial Independence For Me?

I first came across financial freedom, retire early or FIRE last year in November. And it changed my life would have been an understatement. I never looked at money this way before. When I was freelancing, I would earn quite a good amount but I would save it enough just for long travels. As a result of which I never […]

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