There are many seekers of financial independence and early retirement (FIRE). Many depend on financial advisors to help them reach a comfortable retirement. To reach FIRE faster, however, you may have to fire your financial advisor! I have always managed my finances on my own, and you can too. For those with any […]
Some time ago, I wrote an article about the famed 1%, suggesting it all depends on how you measure it and some of you may even be part of it! The 1% means different things in different contexts. Apathy Ends wrote a post titled Can you do 1% better showing how even a small increase in […]
Recovered from my big reveal last week yet? 🙂 Today’s post is an interesting segue while revealing yet another tidbit about me. I read an article recently in The Globe & Mail, a Canadian newspaper. Yes, I do read magazines from outside the U.S. Of course, I stick with English newspapers published around […]
A nice thing about my job is that I get to travel to new places to do business development work. In the process, I get to savor gourmet meals in good restaurants and experience the local culture or sights, even if only for a couple of spare hours during a business trip. You also gotta […]
Don’t think so? You may be closer than you think. Read on. I grew up hating the rich because, in my idealistic younger days, they represented the anti-thesis of equal opportunity and egalitarianism. I heard stories from my parents about people who used their government connections to score sweetheart business deals, dodged their taxes, and were slave-drivers […]
It is not easy to peek into the mind of a top tier 1%er for most of us 99%ers, no matter how close we are to the cut-off line. They travel in different groups, socialize with their own limited peers and generally frequent places that we don’t get admitted to or where the price of admission would not be justified even for those with ‘entry-level’ seven figure net worths.
Raman Venkatesh is the founder of Ten Factorial Rocks. Raman is a ‘Gen X’ corporate executive in his mid 40’s. In addition to having a Ph.D. in engineering, he has worked in almost all continents of the world. Ten Factorial Rocks (TFR) was created to chronicle his journey towards retirement while sharing his views on the absurdities and pitfalls along the way. The name was taken from the mathematical function 10! (ten factorial) which is equal to 10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 3,628,800.