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Early Retirement
travel with kids, bucket list, living, budgeting, early retirement, financial independence
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How did 2018 go? Let’s take a look: Health: I made a ton of progress this year; learned how to do some cooking, read a few health books that changed the way I think about food and significantly reduced my sugar intake, adding fiber to my diet in the process. I also started running regularly, … Continue reading "2018 End of Year Life Goals Review" ...
Posted: Jan 06 2019 @ 12:47 AM
This quarter was rough! For the first time since writing the blog we are in negative territory vs the previous quarter. Still, we remain positive; slow and steady wins the race! Assets Liquid assets stand at $608.3k; that is $67.5k less than Q3 this year.  Ouch! We have also put aside an additional $19,050k for … Continue reading "Q4 2018 Financial Progress Report" ...
Posted: Jan 06 2019 @ 12:12 AM
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 @ 10:55 AM


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