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Financial update (July 2017) Inching forward

Financial update (July 2017) Inching forward

We once again made some progress, but we ended the month with some excellent news!  More on the news below, but first, here’s how the month turned out. For July, we implemented several changes in the calculations.  For that reason, July may be a little off compared to past months, so our progress may be obscured.  I’m still deciding what to do with a few things that don’t quite fit into the monthly household expense template, like business expenses that…

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Happy Fourth of July! (And Some Gratitude Practice!)

Happy Fourth of July! (And Some Gratitude Practice!)

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!  As always, I am reminded to thank the veterans in my life who fought so hard and given so much to give us this freedom and to maintain it. This Fourth was a poignant reminder of how much some have given up so that the rest of us may enjoy those freedoms.  As I sat enjoying fireworks, a close family member and veteran, and avid outdoorsman, remained inside, because no number of years can take…

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Financial Update (June 2017): Inching Towards Success…

Financial Update (June 2017): Inching Towards Success…

And we’re off! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosures for more info. Success!  This month, we can begin to see our progress grow steadily.  We’re only a few months into this – and into such measurements – but it’s exciting to see small but measurable results. We’re slowly inching towards progress; the green line is marching ever upwards.  (It represents our passive income potential, or how much we could potentially earn by living on our investments…

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Our first financial update: starting at the beginning

Our first financial update: starting at the beginning

In the spirit of candor, I am presenting our financial goals and our progress towards those goals. My hope is that you will help keep us accountable, and on track.  We’re open to suggestions–indeed, asking for them–as we begin this journey towards greater freedom. Our first and main goal: financial independence Before the details, it’s helpful to state our goals.  First, we would like to become (more or less) financially independent.  We would love to be at a place where…

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