Eat The Financial Elephant

Our Ultra-Safe Early Retirement Plan

In a recent post, we shared our ideas to develop a completely redundant second income stream after reaching financial independence.  In good times, this plan will allow us to live with an abundance mentality as we have throughout our working years.  Should bad times arise, we will have a plan in place and ample cushion […]

June Update

Not Much Doing Our graph is staying pretty steady with our assets increasing from 14.5 to 14.7X monthly expenses.  On the asset side investments were up 1.65% mostly due to continued monthly contributions and reinvestment of quarterly dividends.  We also saw small overall market gains by the end of the month, despite predictions that the […]

Pay Back And Pay Forward Time

One of the first posts I ever wrote for this blog was a thank you note to a few bloggers who were instrumental in getting us started on our path to FIRE.  They showed us the path we wanted to take for our lives was actually possible and gave us concrete ideas on how to […]

How We Manage Financial Risks

I love to write about our outdoor experiences and share how they’ve shaped our philosophies on life and finance.  Our first post that went a bit viral and still seems to resonate most with our readers was “Dirtbag Millionaires”. Since then, some of the more popular posts have continued on that theme.  These include our guest post […]

April Upate

Plodding Along Assets went up 1.44% from last month due to a combination of continued contributions with some small market gains.  However, our spending was again up, pushing our average monthly spending up by about $170.  Factoring it all in, our assets were down from 15.0 to 14.6X our monthly expenses.  More on our spending below. […]

March Update

Trending Upward It was a very good month for net worth.  Our asset value went up over 7% due to a combination of a strong market rebound, continued regular contributions to our investment accounts and reinvestment of all quarterly dividends that hit our accounts in March.  However, our spending was up again, increasing our monthly […]

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