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Financial Kale
General Finance
women and finance, investing, budgeting, meal prep, early retirement
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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  For July due to my stocks healthy gains we were able to maintain a positive net worth and early retirement fire status. If you recall last month we looked up the historical chances that July would be a good month to trade and it did indeed live up to its probabilities. As far as the non-IRA account after accounting for trading fees and the The post July 2018 Early Retirement ...
Posted: Aug 03 2018 @ 8:25 PM
  Hello everyone well it’s the end of July and we are closing out the month with a household expense budget surplus of $99.59. Triple over budget on the travel monthly household expenses envelope however was able to compensate with the low electric and house essentials buckets. Even without the compensation I budget this trip into the yearly travel fund amount so in reality our The post July 2018 | Monthly ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 9:21 PM
    For weeks 2-3 of July good progress was made for my meals on a budget plan. Had a lot of leftovers from week 1 so I decided to not purchase any more grocery items and just eat from the freezer and pantry for week 2. Look-back at — Budget meals | July 2018 1st Week Meal Planning Fortunately the garden is in high The post Meals on a Budget ...
Posted: Jul 20 2018 @ 6:37 PM
  Net worth in June received a pop due to a bi-annual employment bonus, this helped push up my early retirement FIRE date as shown below. Still not much action on the trading front I’m still holding a small loss on my personal account and have one small open trade in the Options IRA account. After a little research don’t feel too bad about the The post June 2018 Early Retirement ...
Posted: Jul 13 2018 @ 5:49 PM
  In reviewing the June monthly household expenses report I find that we gained a budget surplus of $111.04. I decided to categorize the new internet hotspot as a travel expense. Gas prices are on the rise here pulling about $3.40/ gallon so I’m going to increase the Gas envelope budget by $20 starting in July. The increase in the House Essentials envelope is due The post June 2018 | Monthly ...
Posted: Jul 07 2018 @ 6:13 PM
  For the first week of July 2018 I was off work which equates for me a bump up in the amount of meals I would need to have around as I tend to eat more when on vacation.  I made sure the budget meals for this week’s meal planning were easy prep as I didn’t want to spend all my vacation time in the The post Budget meals | July ...
Posted: Jul 07 2018 @ 1:09 AM
  Just wanted to jump on and do a quick update to the Verizon deal I posted for my newsletter subscribers. I received  my device over the weekend, package tracking came included in the purchase. As it comes with the first months internet access free I just turned on the device and my WiFi was up and running. I’ve done several data speed test thru The post Verizon Internet Data Deal ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 8:43 PM
  Suffered a little loss in my personal trading account however it can easily be recovered once the markets start moving again. In the June newsletter I’ll graph out the net worth changes in the first 6 months of 2018. So as far as the early retirement status from April to May I moved my FIRE retirement date up by 3 months. May 2018 Early The post May 2018 Early Retirement ...
Posted: Jun 10 2018 @ 1:58 PM
  Thanks to mild weather the electric bill stayed low and helped contribute towards overall low house expenses. All together the sum of bills gave a monthly budget surplus of $270.00. On the investing side I opened a new IRA at my broker to allow for option trading hopefully in the next couple of years we can get the retirement balance doubled. In the personal The post May 2018 Budget Report ...
Posted: Jun 10 2018 @ 1:25 PM
  To be honest simply knowing that I should have health insurance in case of an emergency was the extent of my in-depth knowledge on how medical insurance worked. Until 2018 I’d never met the minimum deductible which over my working career has increased multiple fold. Having recently had an unexpected health crisis that will impact my medical costs for the rest of my life The post Choosing an FI Location ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 8:12 PM


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