4 Reasons Why Its Easier to Save Money In Asia

Saving money is one of the benefits of moving to Asia. In some countries, “the Big 3”, (housing, transportation, and food costs) are almost always cheaper than in America. This alone makes Asia a perfect place to increase your net worth, but I’m starting to realize that there maybe other reasons why I find it easy to save.
The biggest reason is that I don’t feel the constant urge to buy shit here. I can go days without buying anything.
In Atlanta ,my hometown, this was not the case. From the time I woke up, I was blasted with advertisements attempting to get me to part with hard earned cash.
This article is going to explore 4 reasons why I think its easier to ignore the noise of advertisements, and peer pressure, and save money in Asia.

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Why Are Engagement Rings So Expensive

I am so blessed to have someone in my life that is willing to put up with random obsessions, constant rants about money, and my constant need to be alone. After some time (6+ years), I’ve come to the conclusion that this is probably the person that I want to spend the rest of my life with.
After coming to that conclusion, I sit down at my computer and start shopping for the one thing that is “supposed” to show that love to someone. The one thing that is “supposed” to be a symbol of how much I care.
What do I discover instead?
A f****** (excuse my language) industry that is taking advantage of peoples’ emotions by over-charging them for an item that is ‘supposed’ to make them happy.
The prices of engagement rings are ridiculous!
This post is going to cover a brief history of the engagement ring, how much they cost, and what people actually spend on them.

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The Cost of Living Abroad: Shenzhen China

I LIVE IN CHINA! I never thought those words would be coming out of my mouth. Let alone posting them on internet.  Teaching English Abroad has given me the opportunity to live in another country and continue down my road to Financial Independence.

How much does it cost to live in China? Is it cheaper than the U.S.? Well… I can answer that question now: yes , but not for the reasons you may think.

To show you an example of the cost of living, I tracked my expenses for 30 days. In this post, I will show exactly how much I spent for 30 days, while living in China. I’ll go over the following expenses: HOUSING, FOOD, TRANSPORTATION, FITNESS, and MEDICAL. Continue reading “The Cost of Living Abroad: Shenzhen China”

How I Make $3000 a Month From Home!

From driving drunk people at 2AM, to picking up electric scooters, the gig economy in the United States (U.S.) is BOOMING! It isn’t even showing signs of slowing down. I’ve invested my fair share of time behind the wheel as an UBER driver. Fortunately,  I quickly began to look for something more lucrative.
For the past year, I’ve been working as an online tutor with VIPKID. VIPKID is a Chinese  company that gives Americans and Canadians the opportunity to teach English to Chinese Students.
This post summarizes my experiences thus far. Specifically, I will talk about how much money I’ve made, the pros, the cons, and how you can get involved with the company.

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Why I Can’t Travel Hack & You Shouldn’t Either

Travel Hacking is becoming extremely popular in the Financial Independence (FI) Community. For those of you who don’t know, travel hacking is taking advantage of credit card sign up bonuses by hitting the minimum spend and canceling the card. If someone completes this cycle multiple times again they can accumulate large amounts of credit card reward points. Those points can be used to purchase travel (Aka: expensive plane tickets), book hotels, and even rent cars. Travel Hacking is a great way to save money on travel, but unfortunately it is not for me. Therefore, I will not recommend it to anyone else.

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Degrees with Debt: How I paid off $27,000 in Student Loans in 2 years

After high school, I never REALLY knew what I wanted to be or do. Does anyone, really? I did know one thing. I was going to college! My older sister was the first person in my immediate family to receive a bachelor’s degree, and later a Masters Degree.  Being the competitive little brother I am, I went out and chased the same goal. Fast forward a few years, I’m walking across Continue reading “Degrees with Debt: How I paid off $27,000 in Student Loans in 2 years”