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Early Retirement
travel with kids, bucket list, living, budgeting, early retirement, financial independence
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During the Q2 update, I mentioned that we were putting aside some money for alternative investments but I was not ready to share more info. I can tell you now that this money is going towards small scale real estate development abroad (single family home build to sell projects). In addition, we bought a lot … Continue reading "Q3 2018 Financial Progress Report" ...
Posted: Sep 30 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Here we are, end of Q3, how is it going with the no material purchases for myself year long challenge? Well, I would say 95% great, which I consider a pretty darn good score :). As a reminder, this challenge is to not purchase anything for myself this year that is not either an experience … Continue reading "No Purchases Challenge Update" ...
Posted: Sep 30 2018 @ 2:34 PM
This year we took one of our most favorite trips ever celebrating several important life milestones. We went to Bali for 2 weeks and spent $6,310 total for 2 adults, in luxury accommodations, eating at some of the best restaurants around and taking advantage of many incredible tours, traveling in business class. Here is the … Continue reading "Luxury Bali For Less" ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 10:07 PM
Time for a mid year review of the wider life goals – how am I doing? Let’s take a look: Health: I need to do way better in the eating department, all else keep doing what I am doing. Despite my best intentions, I don’t go for fruits or veggies so hope juicing as a … Continue reading "2018 Life Goals Mid Year Report" ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 8:20 PM
It has been a while since my last post, I know. I have been very busy traveling, working hard and had a bit of an issue with my computer breaking down then got too lazy to blog on my phone. However, I am back now just in time to catch up see were we are at … Continue reading "Q2 2018 Financial Progress Report" ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 8:05 PM
Can you believe March is almost over'! What a crazy ride it has been. With that, time to review where we stand as of end of business today. Assets & Debt Liquid assets stand at $624,800. Our EOY goal is $704,000 ($79,200 to go), though, since we decided to start putting more money towards our … Continue reading "Q1 2018 Financial Progress Report" ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 6:06 PM
The Time Has Come We have a golden opportunity to practice what we have been preaching: “don’t worry about losing thousands of dollars in a second, this is totally normal, markets go up and down (you just don’t remember young one), don’t make stupid moves out of fear, keep your eyes on the long term … Continue reading "Note To Self: Distract Yourself From Making Dumb Moves In A Bumpy Market!" ...
Posted: Mar 25 2018 @ 12:26 AM
It is almost March, time for another personal challenge, or in this case, two! As a reminder, I am doing the year-long challenge of not buying anything for myself except for basic hygiene products (much easier now after my go-green for menstruation challenge)!, experiences and food. Even thought it has only been 2 months, I … Continue reading "March Double Challenge: Vegetarian For A Month & No Electronics Once A Week" ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 9:55 AM
Perspective…. it’s a funny thing, isn’t it' Five years ago,  searching for a new job after a 2 year break, this was my thinking:  “If someone would just interview me and give me an opportunity…..I would be so happy with $60k total comp, some 401k match and health benefits. I would not need anything else!” … Continue reading "Contentment: Celebrating Personal Growth Vs Comparing Self With Others" ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 10:08 PM
Large scale org change… ah how it affords you the opportunity to see people’s true colors! I am always amazed that for so many people, their job and title literally defines who they are. What is happening around their job dictate how they feel about life (talk about giving your power away!). And they are … Continue reading "Does Your Job Define Who You Are'" ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 9:49 AM


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