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Jolly Ledger

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The Jolly Ledger
Early Retirement
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Colorado, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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One month left in the year! We surpassed our year-end net worth goals in September, but the market is still producing significant gains so our net worth continues to surpass expectations. The end of December is always a busy travel … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 12:52 PM
Despite some unusual expenses, we stayed well below our monthly budget in November. What are some of these expenses, you say' Trip to Mesa Verde Veteran’s day weekend, November 11-12, were free national park days. We decided to take a … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Three years ago, we started an action plan to retire in early 2021. Today we are nearly 60% to our goal. Over the next two years we aim to save an additional $175,000, invested in low-cost index funds (we use … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Two years ago when metal prices tanked, my company cut all raises to 0%, and last year we received a meager 2% raise. As a result, incomes have fallen behind market value. I knew this but I am too lazy … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 8:30 AM
Holy shit! We just surpassed $800,000 in net worth! We are well past our year end projections of $784,000. I wish I knew what hashtags were; this might be hashtag worthy. As you can see, our investments have seen steady … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 09 2017 @ 8:30 AM
In October, Mr. TJL broke a tooth and needed a crown; a major dental expense. How expensive, you ask? $1290! Luckily, our insurance covers 50%, but we are on the hook for $645. As a result, we have exceeded our … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 8:30 AM
I expected Jeffrey Tambor’s memoir, “Are you anybody?” to be a funny read but instead it proved to be reflective and thought provoking. He recalls teaching an acting class in which one talented student, a girl, was just killing it … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 8:30 AM
The average time it takes to become a self-made millionaire is 32 years . By the time I retire in 2021 with a net worth of over 1 million dollars, I will have put in 16 years at my current … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 8:30 AM
Since the beginning of the year, our investments have earned over $50,000 (earned not contributed)! That is a whole separate salary! The earnings are due to a strong market but, I insist on taking the time to revel in it. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 8:30 AM
September was a birthday month for Mr. TJL. He is a grand 43! To celebrate we went bowling with some close friends. His driver’s license expired; he renewed online. We thought this would be relatively easy and way better than … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 8:30 AM


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