Sunday, August 21, 2016

Differences of Opinion

Everyone is an individual and each individual has his or her own opinion about something. Whether it's politics, religion, education, corporal punishment...the list goes on. With 7 billion people inhabiting the planet, that's a lot of opinions. In some areas, there may be many differences of opinions, but when it comes to financial independence, there seems to be 2 camps: those who embrace the pursuit of FI and those who are against it (for some reason or another).

Monday, August 1, 2016

July 2016 Update

Another month is behind us, which means...time for a monthly update. This was a good month. According to my spreadsheets, I surpassed my projected amount by several thousand dollars. Woohoo! As of today, my net worth has crept up to:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

One is the Loneliest Number

When you embark on the path to financial independence, more than likely, you're going to find the journey is a lonely one. After all, people aren't trampling over each another to do this thing the way they're trying to get up the corporate ladder.

Monday, July 4, 2016

You Have to Walk Before You Can Run

One of the things you'll often hear when starting out on the path to financial freedom is: The first 100K is the hardest. I've heard this a few times and wondered if it was true. While I haven't yet reached that milestone (though I'm getting close), I've looked at a bunch of other people's net worths posted online, and I want to offer an opinion on this.

Friday, July 1, 2016

June 2016 Update

Another month is in the books, folks. And what a month it was! Despite some turbulence this month, things turned out much better than I thought they would. Let's skip the pleasantries and get straight to the business you came here for. Today, my net worth is:

Friday, June 24, 2016

And Then Brexit Happened

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've no doubt heard that Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union. Yeah, they voted to do. I'm not going to get political in this post as I'm not current on all of the political ramifications and it's fallout is still unfolding. However, one of the things I'm most concerned about is how it affects the global economy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 1

One of the chief motivations, I think, people seek out the FIRE lifestyle and/or set out on this path is due to becoming unhappy in their job. That's not always the case, of course, but I suspect it's definitely a motivating factor. I know when I'm feeling glum about what I do (which is more and more often), reading someone else's workplace horror story is a way of commiserating and understanding that I'm not the only one who experiences this.