Follow-up to Virtual Meetup #5

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual meetup. We had a lot of good discussions which extended beyond the scheduled one hour. I was not sure if I answered all the questions clearly. So here is a post that clarifies things a little bit in case I was not clear earlier. Here are some questions that were asked and my responses. Is your daughter’s all equity portfolio returns better than yours? Yes. Her XIRR is 20% vs my 12% returns. My portfolio does not include the US employee stock grants. Did you consider your foreign employee stock options as part … Continue reading “Follow-up to Virtual Meetup #5”

Virtual Meetup #5

Here is an invite to join me in a virtual meet-up to discuss random things on the topics of financial planning, early retirement, home schooling or sustainable living. We can share our stories and ask each other questions or give suggestions. As a group we can learn from each other’s experience, learnings and pit-falls. Since I post a lot about myself on this blog, you probably already know everything about me. But if you ever wanted to ask me something and did not bother to comment, this is your chance. These meetups will be held once every quarter. The next … Continue reading “Virtual Meetup #5”

Happy New Year 2021!

Wish you all a very happy new year! Hope this year brings you more health, happiness and prosperity. When I wrote the new year post last year, little did I know that things will change so quickly. We have gone through some turbulent times indeed. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs, but on the whole I ended the year on a positive note. Without going into too much detail, let me recount what happened in my life in 2020. Blog First let me start with this blog. I wrote more than 100 articles last year! That is … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2021!”

Virtual Meetup

Given the COVID-19 situation, it is probably better to do a virtual meetup rather than a physical one. So here is an invite to join me in a virtual meet-up to discuss random things on the topics of financial planning, early retirement, home schooling or sustainable living. We can share our stories and ask each other questions or give suggestions. As a group we can learn from each other’s experience, learnings and pit-falls. Since I post a lot about me on this blog, you probably already know everything about me. But if you ever wanted to ask me something and … Continue reading “Virtual Meetup”

Early Retirement, Home schooling and Organic Gardening

A few readers of the blog and myself met in Bangalore on March 14, 2020. This was the first time I met my readers with whom I had no prior interaction with. I was a little apprehensive about the meeting, but it was a great learning experience for me. I am not sure if I was helpful in answering their questions, but they helped me understand how like minded we all are. I found it interesting that not only do our interest in early retirement match, but also that we have similar thoughts or ideas about home schooling and/or organic … Continue reading “Early Retirement, Home schooling and Organic Gardening”