My name is Paul Novell. I left the semiconductor industry, at 41, to pursue a more independent, nomadic life. This came after two attempts at “retiring early” (starting in January 2006) and being scared back into the work force. Since early 2010 I’ve been fully committed to the nomadic financially independent lifestyle. Since 2006 my main source of income is from my investments. And my sole source of income since 2010. I’ve been withdrawing from my portfolio every year since the beginning of 2006. Some call this early retirement. Not me. I’m not retired at all. I’m pursuing a financially independent lifestyle with investing as my main funding source.
My mission in this blog is to discuss all topics related to living off your investment assets and making sure they last as long as you need them to last, as I personally live this experiment.
My back ground is in Electrical Engineering (M.S. and B.S) specializing in semiconductor physics. I also have a Masters in Investment Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My hobby has always been investing. I bought my first bond, IBM, at age 18.
Currently, my wife and I are living in our RV and traveling the country looking for a place to settle down. It may take a few years. At the end of 2014 we’ll finish our 5th year on the road. My wife writes a blog of our RV travels which you can read here. Enjoy.