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The Financial Independence Project
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After some careful consideration, we have decided to take a break from this blog for a while. We started out with great intentions of just opening up into our family’s financial life in the hope that it could help or inspire others. For those of you who have read some of my more recent posts we have been going through a very challenging time with a sick parent who ultimately ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 1:02 PM
I posted a few weeks ago that we were still around and trying to catch up and adapt to a parent that is terminally ill, but would get back to updating as soon as I could. While things are still a bit chaotic I at least wanted to give an update on where we are financially by providing our normal monthly project update, even though this one will be the first ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 10:18 PM
After two months of not posting anything to our blog I wanted to write a quick post to say we are still around. To say the last couple of months has been challenging would be an understatement. Life always presents challenges, and for us this has involved a parent that needs significant care due to...Read More » ...
Posted: May 02 2017 @ 12:54 PM
So we are a little late posting our goals for 2017 but thought it was important to settle on them and post them before making any additional update posts. In some ways not much has changed from 2016 and in some ways a lot has changed. Since 2016 we moved to a new state, took...Read More » ...
Posted: Feb 14 2017 @ 10:27 PM
  It has been a little over one year since we started the FI Project website and began documenting our family’s journey to financial independence. In many ways the idea of blogging about our journey has helped us stay focused and held us stay accountable. So here is an high level overview of where we...Read More » ...
Posted: Feb 09 2017 @ 11:12 PM
While December technically does not end for one more day, I decided to go ahead and complete our monthly update since we have no additional spending planned for the 31st, and the markets are closed. I also wanted to finish our monthly update so I could focus on writing up a yearly update in the next...Read More » ...
Posted: Dec 31 2016 @ 9:30 AM
As November comes to an end so does our brief time of being debt free. In just a few days we will close on a house and again have a mortgage payment. At 3.25% I certainly can’t complain about the interest rate on the debt, and the truth is for us we are ready to...Read More » ...
Posted: Dec 06 2016 @ 12:16 AM
October is over and I am not sure where it went. I am looking forward to December when my old job is not requiring any more of my time or effort to finish up a few items that seem to be consuming far more time than I anticipated. I certainly will miss the extra paychecks, but...Read More » ...
Posted: Nov 02 2016 @ 2:43 PM
September is done and it is time for our monthly Project/Net Worth update. This month continued the trend of being exhausting and a bit overwhelming at times. Sometimes I wonder how much our FI goals are pushing us a little harder than most because we have a clear goal of where we want to be in...Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 02 2016 @ 10:47 PM
I blinked and August disappeared. I typically look forward to this post every month because it forces me to take an honest assessment of our financial picture and compare it to our goals and targets. This month has mostly been focused on simply surviving with a new job (for me), still unpacking from the move, a two month...Read More » ...
Posted: Sep 03 2016 @ 9:37 PM


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