Meet Douglas


Douglas Tsoi had careers as an intellectual property lawyer, Quaker schoolteacher, government sustainability officer, and nonprofit training manager. During all that time, he lived on $20,000 a year for 20 years and invested the rest. At age 42, he “retired” and created Portland Underground Grad School, a school so that lifelong learners could keep learning and growing for their entire lives without going into debt. There he taught Financial Freedom, which became the most popular course at PUGS.

You can read a longer version of his story in this blog post.

Douglas spends his days traveling, playing soccer, napping, having lunch with friends, and taking his puppy Wu Wei to the park. He is open to occasionally teaching Financial Freedom workshops and speaking at events. You can reach him with this form.

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