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

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How Fat is Your Budget?

Some people think our spending is insanely low and borderline mountain hermit. Frugal friends take one look at our annual travel spending and keel over and die. Today, we’re going to do a little bit of math and determine just how lean our budget is. We’re going to use 2016’s numbers for simplicity, though if I like the results, this may become an annual thing. I’m writing this as I run the numbers, and have no idea what the results will be. How fat is our budget? Continue reading

A Week in the Life of an Early-Retiree-Wannabe

  • Written by Steph

People often wonder what typical day to day living looks like for people in pursuit of early retirement. It’s understandable – the first thing you do when you start down the path is axe all the categories “normal” people spend gobs of time and money on, like television, restaurants, drinking, and so on. So what do we do with our time instead? This post will give you a glimpse into a week in the life of a childfree couple pursuing early retirement. Continue reading