I paid rent for the first time in 18 months

Last week, I paid rent for the first time in a year and a half. I had paid rent (and for most of the time, a mortgage) for over 15 years prior to this. However, this payment felt different. This payment was made with money I earned as a full time entrepreneur.

I didn’t plan on living in my parents place for over a year and a half, but the circumstances worked out well. There are many ways where the Asian/Asian American culture hinders entrepreneurship (I’ve even started a support group called EntreAsians), but there are also ways where it helps. As in many other cultures, unconditional love of family is huge. My parents didn’t charge me rent, and probably would be borderline offended if I had offered to pay. They only allowed me to treat them dinners a few times, and only after I convinced them it was just a small amount. My time back in my home town and in my parent’s guest room allowed me to reduce my burn rate to almost zero as I struggled to create a business capable of supporting me. read more

2015 Packer Season Ticket Waiting List Update

Packer Season Ticket 2015

Time for the latest Packer season ticket waiting list update!

  • 2015 Priority Number: 37986
  • 2014 Number: 38,338
  • Difference: 352
  • Projected time remaining: 78 years*

2015 Packer Season Ticket Graph

*Projected time remaining based off linear regression of last 3 years (takes into account post-Lambeau field expansion), and overall linear regression (takes into account more expansions in the future). Last three year projection is 100 years, overall regression is 57 years. read more

Reflections on 4 (and a half) years post-Procter

In July of 2012, I published a post entitled Reflections on one (and a half) years post-Procter. It is now June of 2015, or four and a half years after I left the corporate mother ship, or three years after the last post.

It’s fun to look back and see how things shook out, and maybe try to connect the dots looking backward. Here are some thoughts after reading my previous post again: read more

A reply to a financial question

I recently received a comment on my post “A peek into my stock portfolio,” so I figure I’d try to answer the questions with my thoughts:

“Thanks so much for this, you make investment sound so do-able, even for me. Got a couple of q’s (1)How should the portfolio adjust the older we get – am in my mid 40s? Why do some people not recommend stocks and bonds the older we get. (2) Liquidity is key the older we get, but got to ensure it beats inflation kill out,so what’s the best way to do this. Thanks.” read more