Category: Updates

March Update//Trusting Your Process

Our assets as a multiple of our annual spending have reached their all-time high at 18.7X, up from 17.9X last month. This 18.7 number is actually artificially low as we’ll show below. Breaking Down The Numbers On the assets side, there was not much change. Our portfolio was up by .82% over the past month, […]

February Update//Movin’ On Up and Random Shout Outs

Well that graph is finally looking better. Our numbers were buoyed by a combination of a big spending reduction as compared to last February and a continued run on stocks sending our asset values on a continued upward trajectory. Last month our assets increased by 3.45%. Simultaneously, our annual expenses dropped by 4.3%. Add it […]

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 […]

November Update// Thoughts on Diversification

More Than Meets the Eye It doesn’t look like much has changed on the graph since last month. Our assets as a multiple of annual spending increased ever so slightly from 15.6 to 15.7X. However there was much happening behind the scenes and beyond the numbers to discuss this month. On the assets side, I […]

October Update // Starting the Transition to FIRE

Back On The Roller Coaster After hitting our high point for the year last month, the graph took a dip this month. On the investment side, nothing was pretty. The only asset class that we hold that went up in value was emerging markets (↑.67%), while everything else we own took a hit, most notably […]

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 […]

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