Summer 2017 Life Update

We’re more than halfway through 2017, and it’s been excellent! Time for our quarterly life update.

Net worth: $274,459

Latest cool place we’ve been:

Lisbon

Latest Holy Pilgrimage completed:

Pilgrimage

That would be Lisbon and Chartres Cathedral, respectively. Chartres Cathedral has not only one of the world’s oldest walkable labyrinths (+++ for labyrinth-obsessed Stephs), but also a veil worn by the Virgin Mary. Cool place to pilgrimage to! Continue reading

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2017 Mid-Year Review

We are officially halfway through 2017, and doing great! Fresh home from an amazing trip to Portugal, Spain, and France, it’s time to have a look at our half-year progress for 2017.

Our net worth has increased from $244,341 to $272,751 – a $28,410 increase! That’s an average monthly increase of $4,735, which is very reasonable given our income. We are currently sitting at a 55% savings rate for the year, which is skewed low since we’ve already paid for most of our travel for the year (meaning it should boost above 60% by year end). Continue reading