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:


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


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!




  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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