New Challenge – “Saving September”!

After re-reading a really old Mr. Money Mustache article about his “Save $100 this week” challenge, and after recognizing my summer spending has gotten a bit out of control, I decided to start a new challenge – the “Saving September” challenge! Continue reading “New Challenge – “Saving September”!”

Update on Challenge $1000 2020!

Remember back in February when I challenged myself to make $1000 extra in 6 months? Well today, I thought I had better provide an update on that challenge, since you probably think I’ve totally forgotten about it.a banner for the $1000 challenge Continue reading “Update on Challenge $1000 2020!”

Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – July 2020

Hello, and welcome to the July 2020 FI/RE report! Now lemme just say, this is one of the least FIRE-Y months we’ve had since we started this journey. I am not going to try to justify how my spending was necessary. There were a number of purchases that were not absolutely required. For example. yes, I could wash dishes by hand for the rest of my life. Yes I could live without a BBQ, or buy something cheaper vs a Weber, my first real grown-up BBQ. Yes I could live without an eReader (birthday gift, to be fair!) a pressure washer, and a bike rack. Continue reading “Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – July 2020”