Tag: immigrant

Befriend An Immigrant; Your Wallet will Thank You

I am a first generation immigrant to the U.S. I moved here from India when I was closing in on my 30th birthday. Immigration, even the cushy kind that I was lucky enough to experience, is hard. More than once in those early days I was overwhelmed with homesickness. I […]

Immigrants on FIRE: Gorden Lopes

Immigrants on FIRE is an interview series on Bayalis Is The Answer. In this series I chat with first generation immigrants to the United States who are pursuing financial independence and/or early retirement. Immigration requires a certain measure of boldness, and a certain aptitude for adventure. I find the stories […]

What Are Your Superpowers?

Being an immigrant, even one as pampered as I was, isn’t easy. I did not flee persecution. I did not run in the dead of the night, leaving behind my material possessions. I did not fear for my life. I did not have to board an overcrowded boat, and pray […]

Immigrants on FIRE

Immigrants on FIRE: Lazy Retiree

Immigrants on FIRE is a new interview series on Bayalis Is The Answer. In this series I chat with first generation immigrants to the United States who are pursuing financial independence and/or early retirement. Immigration requires a certain measure of boldness, and a certain aptitude for adventure. I find the […]

The Quirks of Being Middle Class Indian (and how it benefits my wallet)

Regular readers of this blog are aware that I am an immigrant from India. I moved to the U.S. just two months shy of my 30th birthday. At the age of 37 I discovered the twin ideas of financial independence and retiring early (FIRE), and I am plotting to retire […]