12 years ago I realized I no longer had time to update this blog and decided to kill it. I’ve never tried to log in to this WordPress account since. But a few months ago, as I was chatting about investment products with friends, I suddenly remembered that I used to write a personal finance blog. I tried to access it and found that I did not actually delete it but instead just made all posts private.
I read through my old posts and was surprised at how they still made sense to me now – 13 years later – even after all the changes in my life. Since then, I’ve married and had kids, moved abroad, taken post-grad studies, lived through the Great Financial Crisis, and now living through this COVID pandemic. I now have investments and assets many times worth what I had before — but also expenses and future needs many times what I had before (kids are expensive!). But I realized that I must have been on a steep learning curve during those early years of investing in 2006-2007 and have just been trying to apply what I have read and learned back then, even today.
I’ve recently been lamenting about how much internet content we lost with the shutdown of services like Geocities, Multiply, and Yahoo Groups. So I picked a simple, modern template and made my old posts public. I don’t plan to write anything new – but consider this my small contribution to keeping internet history alive. 1
1 Until WordPress shuts down. Kudos to them for surviving this long.