When you contribute to your 401K, your IRA, or just buying individual stocks through your brokerage, have you ever wondered where the money went? Most people incorrectly assume that the money goes to the company. So for example, if you buy $1000 of apple stock, the $1000 goes to Apple. Well, this isn’t typically the […]
About Tim Kim
I’m a self-made millionaire immigrant and a VP at a mid-size company based out of Orange County, California. I moonlight as a personal finance & fitness blogger, business consultant, personal trainer, and success coach. I'm 31 years of age, a firm Christian, with a wife (Grace) and son (Josiah). You can connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. Social media icon links are on the top right corner of the Homepage. If you haven't done so yet, please don't forget to subscribe! Thank you!
I think it’s healthy to ponder about stuff like this from time to time, because it puts things into perspective. We recently landed a probe on a comet. Here’s its’ size compared to Los Angeles: This is earth. Our home. Earth is super small. We can fit 6 earths inside just the width of Saturn’s […]
Everyone seems to be talking about Bitcoin these days. I recently read an article about an 18-year old high school dropout who became a Bitcoin millionaire. So it’s no surprise that people are taking notice! What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a digital currency (cryptocurrency) that does not require a central authority (i.e. governments, banks, or […]
So over the weekend I went by the Tesla dealership on a whim. On a whim! If you know me, you’d know that this is very unlike me. – First of all, I’m fairly frugal. I used to be SUPER frugal, but I’ve moderated over the years. – Secondly, I’m not a big car guy. […]
How can this be? I thought I was fit, and BOOM one day, I wake up to find myself 40lbs overweight. What happened? How did I get to this point of failure (for the record I went from 175lbs to ~214lbs). How does anyone get to any catastrophic point of failure? Whether it’s being overweight, […]
Not grasping this concept will set in stone, a lifetime of financial struggle, for you and your loved ones. Especially because not considering opportunity costs has a cumulative negative effect on your finances. The way that people usually think, when it comes to spending money, is strictly from an accounting standpoint. Not an opportunity cost […]
I had a pretty substantial bump in blog traffic in the past 24 hours. You might remember from my previous post (How much money can you make with social media?), I typically average roughly 1000 views a day. Most of it’s from my social media platforms, with Instagram being the biggest contributor, by a wide […]
Yes, that is me in the picture, when I was at the height of my fitness; no filter, just good lighting! If you have a weak inner abdominal wall, you need to do this exercise to tighten your core. You can knock off between 2-4 inches off your waist in a relatively short period of […]
What is this about? So most of you know I do monthly cash give-aways on my Instagram and YouTube page. This is my 6th $500 give-away since I’ve started. The cash will be paid out via PayPal, as usual. We held a vote a while back on my Instagram page, and the vast majority of […]
Are you a dividend-chaser? In their 1961 paper, “Dividend Policy, Growth, and the Valuation of Shares,” Merton Miller and Franco Modigliani established that dividend policy is irrelevant to stock returns. A dollar in the form of a cash dividend and a dollar in the form of selling shares is equal (without considering variables like trading […]
Timothy S. Kim
Entrepreneur, Coach, & Investor
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