Non-weekly Weekly report! Week of May 13 & 20, 2019

Welcome to the non-weekly weekly report. Ok, I realize I really need to come up with a better name. Perhaps I could hold a contest. If you can write a better name for my irregular reports in the comments, you win…uhh, an option for your name to be published as the winner in my next blog post! Yeah, that’s a stellar prize alright! Continue reading “Non-weekly Weekly report! Week of May 13 & 20, 2019”

Life and Times of Trying to FI/RE

Hiiiiiiiiii. I’ve been a bit unfocused as of late. Weekly reports no longer deserve to be called “Weekly”. Efforts to reduce expenses have come to a virtual stand-still. Efforts to increase income have been non-existent. I did get a 1% raise in April. I think that worked out to about $6 per pay! Or something equally silly sounding. And I didn’t even do anything extraordinary to get it. Handed to me on a silver platter.

Blah.

Part of the reason for my unfocused situation – I’m on my way home from a stellar vacation to our nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. So lovely! One brilliant thing about this trip is I had the cash saved IN ADVANCE of our departure. This really wasn’t a thing in the past. Historically it was more like, “Hey! Let’s go to xyz expensive place in February because Canada is cold and depressing at that particular time!” Then, we would pay off the line of credit sometime over the next year. So that’s a big win. I mostly need to thank YNAB , but I also thank myself for choosing to stick with it. Thanks, me.

That said, I can’t always let life events take precedence over FIRE efforts! I must get back on the bandwagon of getting myself to a place of financial freedom, even with my rather large travel budget. Which may or may not seem large to you? We need to have fun on the journey or else we might be tempted to give up and just spend it all and more (I’m talking to you, Hubs).

I’m really here to tell you, dear reader, that I WILL do better. That is my promise to you. And me.

Month 8 FIRE report coming to a blog near you soon! With tables, as requested. Great suggestion. Byeeeee!

Month 7 FIRE Report – April 2019

Well well, 7 months along. Welcome to the monthly report! Considering it takes most people YEARS to reach FIRE, I’m doing okay I guess. I realize that I need to set some serious FIRE goals to allow myself to better measure success. I’d appreciate knowing what kind of goals you set for yourself financially? I do have a goal to pay all debt except Mortgage by June of 2020 (Which I’m secretly planning to beat). However I’m toying with the idea of setting specific goals for monthly expenses, income increases, savings rate, etc. Continue reading “Month 7 FIRE Report – April 2019”

No Internet Month* is over. How was it?

A person using both a laptop and a phone to look at the internet.
Double-fisting the internet. This could be me pre-April.

As you may have read in my previous blog posts, I tried a “no internet month” for April, 2019 (with exceptions). Overall, I will say it was a very positive experience. You can read some of my day by day commentary here.

But why?

I wanted to be a more productive person since I had many goals to complete in the month of April. Continue reading “No Internet Month* is over. How was it?”

Chronicles of “No Internet” Month* – April 1-30, 2019

*with exceptions.

Day 1.

So far, I’ve already been harassed by my coworker about no internet month, since I’m using the internet for work purposes (email, file sharing, etc). Well that’s an exception of course. I can’t NOT do my job. I felt I was pretty clear No Internet Graphicthere were exceptions when I posted on social media? haha. Anyway, It’s been not so bad this morning. I’m getting stuff done. Will report back soon.

Day 7.

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