Sunday, September 3, 2017

August 2017 Update

August has come and gone, leaving us with a grand Labor Day weekend, which, coincidentally will be my last days of unemployment. Hooray! I will finally get to reverse this trend of slowly draining my savings. I'm very much looking forward to socking away money again, of watching my net worth climb instead of gradually sliding down and to the right. So, let's go take a look at the damages. My net worth for this report is...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 2.5

WARNING! This series of blog posts is my way of airing grievances I have with my current job, previous bad experiences throughout my career, and horrible bosses and/or coworkers I've had the misfortune of dealing with. These experiences are chief motivating factors for why I want to achieve FIRE. If you don't want to read negative remarks from an adult who has come to despise his work/job, then I am giving you ample warning in this disclaimer to turn back now.

Other posts in this series:
Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 1
Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 2

What follows is an extension of Job Experience 2. It is the finale in that tragic saga. So, if you haven't read that post, I encourage you to do so now so you'll have a clearer understanding of what kind of demented soul we're dealing with here. Now, without further ado, I give you...the end of an era...

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief. I've been unemployed since the middle of January. Some of that was by choice, some of it was out of my control. I intend to unpack the details in this post.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 2017 Update

Well, here we are in August, so it means it's time to look at how my finances fared since July. I'm still unemployed (more on that later), so I'm trying my damndest to hold onto what I was able to accumulate previously. Let's take a look at the numbers, shall we? My net worth at the end of July was...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 2017 Update

Happy Independence Day! My apologies for posting a couple of days late. I've been relaxing over the weekend after a grueling week running the job-search gauntlet. Meeting with potential employers and trying to sell myself is a good reminder of why I'm pursuing FI/RE. I'm so sick of the dog-and-pony show. But, of course, I'm nowhere near retirement in a financial sense, so I have to put on my big boy pants and go through with it anyway. So, let's jump in and see where I stand this month so I can get off the computer and commence with relaxing. My net worth as of today is...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May 2017 Update

I haven't spent as much time obsessing over my spreadsheets and "numbers" since I lost my job back in January. Mainly because I've had no money coming in, so it's not as exciting to watch the savings I accumulated slowly dwindle as I use it to live off of. Also, I've been enjoying the downtime by traveling (just got back from London last week) and visiting with friends and family before we move to another state. And the impending move! I've recently been focusing on helping my wife pack up all of our worldly belongings, which sucks but has to be done.

With that said, you can probably understand why I haven't paid meticulous attention to my stash. Although I probably should have and, under normal unemployment circumstances, I probably would have. So, this also means I haven't compiled any other posts on this blog about ways to maximize my savings, etc. I promise, those type of posts will be forthcoming once we get settled in our new location. For now, there's just too much to focus on outside of that. However, I have remained vigilant about posting my monthly net worth, and will continue to do so.

Without further ado, let's take a look at where my net worth stands 6 months into unemployment...

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017 Update

It's been a busy couple of weeks as I prepare to move to NY. I've been visiting friends and family and my wife and I just arrived home after a week in Albany where we signed our lease. Now that that update's been made, let's look at the numbers for this month...