Winter 2018/2019 Life Update

We are back from Asia, mostly healed up from our various ailments, and ready to dive into a new financial year!

Net Worth: $366,060

Latest cool place we’ve been:

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Latest vaguely-labyrinth-like place visited, since I haven’t discovered any actual new labyrinths lately:

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That would be a village in Vietnam, and Lien Hoa temple in Ho Chi Minh City.

We’ve been back in Vancouver for a little over a week, after a great trip to Vietnam. For the second time in our travel history, we were able to ring in the new year overseas – this time in bustling Ho Chi Minh City! We are actively looking for great new destinations for 2019, and are strongly considering Japan, Scandinavia, and maybe a winter cruise out of New York City. But anything could happen! We also plan to start island hopping as soon as the weather dries up a bit, commencing Project YIHAW! (Year of Island Hopping And Weighing)

Our net worth has increased by $5,393 since our last update, which is quite reasonable.

It’s hardly worth comparing at two weeks into 2019, but our current year to date non-travel spending is at $1,286, which is right in line with last year’s $1,232 on this date. I’m not going to bother calculating our current savings rate with a grand total of one paycheck.

If we retired immediately, our investments would provide a monthly income of  $1,220. That means 100% of our necessities are covered forever – housing, food, bills, household items. At this point we’re only working to pay for vacations and fun things, which is a good spot to be in. We look forward to our stash increasing to cover more fun things in 2019!

 

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3 Comments

  1. It starts to get exciting now because of the compounding effect. Shouldn’t take long to reach 500,000 now! Maybe in the next 2-2.5 years? Have you guys calculated the year over year return you have received from wealthbar? What % do you average per year for them ?

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