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Freedom 40 Plan
Early Retirement
Money, Budgeting, Debt, Investing, Real Estate
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Since I started this blog back in February 2015, I’ve made a point of posting my monthly net worth updates. This has been one of the most regular features of the blog. It has helped me to keep track of how I was progressing towards my goal. I also figured others with similar early retirement […] ...
Posted: Aug 15 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Regular readers might ask – “wait a minute, what happened to June?” Well, as is sometimes the case around here in Freedom 40 land, certain posts just never make it up on the site. That was one of them. The cliffs-notes are that Net Worth was up $7,601 thanks to continued debt pay-down and savings. […] ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 11:40 AM
It’s been almost (but not quite) ten years since we saw the darkest days of the great recession. On March 9, 2009 the S&P 500 closed at 676.53, its closing low after the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the crash, the economy was going gangbusters and I remember thinking that real estate […] ...
Posted: Jun 26 2018 @ 4:39 PM
I gave notice to my current employer back in March. After some inducements, they convinced me to stay on for an additional four months. During this time, the business continued along as normal. This included the completion of annual performance evaluations. Just this week, Senior Leaders in the organization began having annual performance reviews and […] ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 10:12 PM
As I’ve discussed in some previous articles, I finally made the decision to quit my 9 to 5 job back in March, actually followed through on that decision, went through the process of telling others, and then ended up getting pulled back in on my way out the door. As such, I’m currently still working and pulling […] ...
Posted: Jun 05 2018 @ 10:08 PM
I’ve been thinking a lot about my car lately. I bought it exactly 5 years ago, and next month I’ll make my last loan payment. Many financial bloggers out there extoll the benefits of driving around in a clunker and not financing a car. It’s a bad financial investment, it is a depreciating asset, yada […] ...
Posted: May 29 2018 @ 6:57 PM
In my last couple of posts I talked about making the difficult decision to quit and then following through with my Freedom 40 Plan and actually quitting. Then, I talked about my experience telling others about my unconventional path of leaving a perfectly good job to go and do who knows what. Now, I’ll share […] ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 9:18 PM
Things continue to be good here. Despite quitting, I’m actually still working for a little while, and while a little different than the original plan, it’s OK. The S&P was up about 2 % for the month of April and our total net worth increased by nearly the same amount. Funny how that seems to work…. […] ...
Posted: May 06 2018 @ 9:26 PM
In last two posts I talked first about making the difficult decision to quit, and then about following through with that decision. In this post, I’ll share some of my story about telling others. Before I get too far into this, it may be important to note that despite sharing so much here on this […] ...
Posted: May 03 2018 @ 8:28 AM
Well – I finally did it! I’m not sure if I really ever believed I would go through with it, but I did. I quit my perfectly good, high paying, benefit laden, job at just 40 years of age. Six months after my daughter was born. Am I crazy? Maybe? Maybe not… I had a […] ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 8:27 AM


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