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Justin Taylor

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Saving Sherpa
Early Retirement
Budgeting, Frugality, Investing, Travel
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Well I Knew It Would Hit The Fan Eventually....My investments took a 5-digit slide in February. A $13,653 loss to be exact. Even though I saved like crazy, my networth took a $7,775 slide as well. Man this hurts. Even though if all I did was average last months budget with this one, my networth would be up over $12k and my investments would be close to even. This month ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 9:01 PM
Monthly Review: January 2018New year, same spreadsheet. If this is your first time checking out the reports, you can check out last month's post which includes a breakdown of the last 12 months for reference. This month had some awesome adventures, another 5 figure net-worth increase and some added detail in the grocery department. By popular demand, I will be posting all my grocery purchase specifics. (As popular as a ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 10:54 PM
We are as transient of a workforce as ever before. With these transitions come change and decisions. New jobs offer different incentives and that can be tricky. Comparing the numbers is certainly a part of it, but it’s important that we understand the context of the numbers for your specific situation. This post will use facts focused on my military retirement, but these same ways of thinking can be used ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 2:54 AM
Monthly Review: November 2017You may be wondering why this is just a monthly review and not a year-end review like everyone else. The reason is that I started my FI journey and budget tracking in April of 2015. Because of this, my fiscal year runs from April-March. Most of my blogging buddies would probably be quick to let me know how much of an idiot I am by not capitalizing ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 4:39 PM
       The New Year is right around the corner. I know, some of you haven’t even finished Christmas shopping yet but there’s always another holiday. This one is unique in that it’s almost entirely self-centered, but in a good way. This is the time of the year to start working towards self-improvement. Many people focus on their environmental impact, health, or retirement, but they all can impact you ...
Posted: Dec 20 2017 @ 2:13 AM
Monthly Review: November 2017First things first Sherpa fam, I finally hit the big 2-0-0. That's $200,000 in net-worth! A few people have asked me how much faster the second $100k was and unfortunately I don't have a $0 net-worth starting point. I can say that the speed seemed to pick up about 50% which is mostly due to pay raises and a little to do with compounding interest. With my ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 2:45 PM
Most of us will never be slinging YeezysNo one wants to work forever and we all have big dreams of being the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or maybe even Kanye, but unfortunately most of us will never be slinging Yeezys for a few hundred bucks a pair. Working in a cube farm until 70 may seem fine for Larry in HR, but if you’re reading this then my guess ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Monthly Review: October 2017I can’t believe I’m typing this but it’s actually the first monthly review I’ve ever done. I find that slightly odd because the whole point of the blog was to give normal people a guide to follow towards financial independence. For someone carrying the Sherpa namesake, I have failed on my guide duties for sure. It’s time to right this ship and start what is hopefully a ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 7:09 PM
You Can’t Take It With You When You GoIf you would rather listen to this article, click here nowI’m going to start this article off a little unorthodoxly. I’m going to ask something of you, before I try to give something back. Answer this question quickly and honestly: If you knew for a fact you would die at age 50, would you save heavily or not at all' Great, now ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 9:55 PM
Our Unreasonable View Of MoneyWhy are we so bad at money'  Well maybe not YOU, because you took the time out of your day to read this, but society as a whole. There are many outrageous things that people do and do not believe in, but normally there involves some type of rationale or faith. With money, I see  that what little understanding we do have is often misguided. Today, ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 1:24 AM


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