Category: Philosophy

Why We’re Happy We Didn’t Achieve Our Goal

As 2017 rolls in, many people talk of resolutions and goals for the new year. There is also a lot of reflection on the year that was. Our primary goal when starting this blog was achieving financial independence and retiring early. We defined this as achieving assets valued at 20-25X our annual spending by May […]

Money Isn’t Everything!

 In our November progress update, I briefly mentioned that we made a sizable spur of the moment charitable donation. We were trying to limit our spending for the month, but thought this was a perfect opportunity to give money to a cause we couldn’t pass up. I want to share a bit more about our […]

What If…?

This past Wednesday morning, people woke up to something that very few people in the world could have predicted… I actually used my Twitter account to send out a tweet! (Oh and there was that whole election thing, too). Little EE was up crying with an earache Tuesday night, so I laid down in her […]

Lessons From The Train Wreck

The dominant topic in the news is the extremely divisive presidential election. Each of the major party candidates is deeply flawed and wildly unpopular for reasons we have all heard way too many times. So instead of rehashing things that could be read a million other places around the internet, I would like to employ […]

September Update

A Good Month (In Many Ways) September was a great month! The weather is turning cooler and the days are getting shorter. While we will miss our summer pool time with little EE and extended hours of daylight after our workdays, the fall is our favorite time of the year in the northeast. There is […]

August Update

A Whole Lot of Nothing After a nice spike up last month, our investments as a multiple of annual spending dropped a bit from 16.0 to 15.4X over the past month. There is not much to report for the month. Investments were up .63%, driven mostly by our automated monthly contributions. Markets were pretty flat. […]

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