FIRE Progress Report – January 2024

New year, fresh starts What happened this last month? A new year is a great time for reflection. We did a lot last year with the residing of our house along with other house projects. That was a major expense that we never really thought we’d save up and do. We’re planning on putting a…

FIRE Progress Report – December 2023

The most wonderful time of the year What happened this last month? Despite our annual expenses reaching an all-time high this month, our investment number also reached an all-time high. Christmas was obviously our biggest expense. We don’t purchase for too many people, but we do like to get things they either really want, or…

FIRE Progress Report – November 2023

Much to be thankful for this year What happened this last month? We have a lot to be thankful for this year, even when not looking at finances. With the markets recovering and our making some sizeable contributions to savings, our savings number reached a new all time high. We still struggle a bit to…

FIRE Monthly Progress Report for October 2023

Scary month for tracking net worth What happened this last month? Another down month when looking at the numbers. The only bright side we have is that we saved more this month than the month prior. With the markets performing as they did, our net worth continued to decline. This doesn’t concern me that much…

FIRE Monthly Progress Report for September 2023

The streak is broken What happened this last month? After 6 straight months of positive gains, this month was the first month that we were down from the previous month in our investments. That’s to be expected. We still have almost 5 years left to reach out number. Our expenses this month would have been…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for August 2023

6 month streak continues and a rare month of green! What happened this last month? A surprised 6 month where our investment level as reached a new high. This is likely due to some RSUs (restricted stock units) that vested at work and were invested. Without that, this month would have been down from the…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for July 2023

5 month streak and halfway to FI! What happened this last month? We’ve reached five months in a row where our investments have reached a new high! While that is great, we have to remember that every month cannot be a new high. Every month with a new high also means that each month we’re…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for June 2023

4 month streak! What happened this last month? The streak continues! Our investments have reached another new high, partially due to the markets and partially due to our continued investing each month. Large projects have a tendency to skew numbers and make it look like we’re not making much progress. However, a lot of these…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for May 2023

Another new high, a month of adjustments What happened this last month? For two months in a row, our investment total has reached new heights. However, due to some adjustments to our minimum FIRE goal number, many of the recorded numbers actually look as though they’ve gotten worse. Since the beginning of this journey, I…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for April 2023

A new high What happened this last month? This month, we hit a new record in our investment total. Continued contributions, along with a recovering markets, has helped the number to grow to new heights. Our expenses also grew considerably this last month. As part of our siding project for the house, we wanted to…