Welcome to the March Monthly Financial Independence Report, or as I like to call it, the MMFIR (pronunced “mmmm-fur”). I work for the military so it’s general practice to acronym-ify LITERALLY EVERYTHING. NJ. (That stands for “No Joke”). Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – March 2021”
Well Hello there! It’s about time I got around to doing this, it being late-March. Heavens, things are busy. Can’t drop the ball on the monthly reports though – analysis of spending is something we NEEEED to keep doing so we can be aware and make course corrections. Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – Feb 2021”
Good day All! Welcome to my first monthly report in 2021. I bet you thought there would be no more monthly reports. SURPRISE! I’m feeling a wee bit motivated financially speaking. This is SOMETHING! Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – Jan 2021”
You’re probably thinking, “T!! Do you realize it is November and you are just now posting September’s Monthly Financial Independence Report?” Continue reading “Monthly FIRE Financial Independence Report – September 2020”
According to my calculations, August 2020 is month 23 of attempting to achieve Financial Independence, with a goal to eventually Retire Early. Hurray! Continue reading “Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – August 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”
Well hello, and welcome to month 21 of my journey to FI (Financial Independence) and possibly eventually RE(Retire Early). This is the regular Financial Independence report, where I tell you what happened, and realize I’m not doing that great at getting to FI. Ok, that sounded negative…let’s say it keeps me focused to improve my financial situation. Continue reading “Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – June 2020”
Hello! Since my last report, my FI/RE (Financial Independence) Journey is back on track. I returned to work on May 28th. What a relief! That said, 2 months of unemployment was painful financially; many of the sinking funds we established were drained and re-allocated to critical expenses. Investments tanked, net worth plummeted. Things are at least back on an upswing in that area. Continue reading “Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – May 2020”
I had to REALLY think about it, but I calculated that this is month 19 of shooting for FIRE! WHOOHOO!! Seems like a long time but also, a short time. Continue reading “Monthly FIRE (Financial Independence) Report – April 2020”
Well here we are in month uhhhh, something-or-other of shooting for FI/RE! This monthly financial independence report is brought to you by the letter S, for “Send help, it’s day 29 of isolation for T”.
A great month spending-wise, but it has nothing to do with my savvy ability to cut expenses. No siree. Unfortunately it takes a worldwide pandemic for us to get our spending under control. HA! Anyway, let’s forget about all that for a moment, and focus on how we, the T on FIRE family, are going to do better next month and every month going forward, with or without a pandemic.