FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for April 2022

Better late than never What happened this last month? The markets were down a lot in April, which negatively affected a lot of our numbers, except for the “number of times our annual expenses we’ll have when we reach our goal number”. That’s mainly due to the fact that our expenses from doing the kitchen…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for March 2022

Beware the Ides of March… or not What happened this last month? Overall, March was a great month. The markets have improved from where they were the month prior and we continue to put away a significant amount of money each month. Last year, we had decided to go to Universal Studios Orlando, which bumped…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for February 2022

The month for lovers, but not the market What happened this last month? February is always a lower expense month. Part of that is likely due to the fact that there are fewer days than other months and part of that is because it’s winter and nothing really going on to spend money on. The…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for January 2022

Happy New Year! What happened this last month? The markets were down quite a bit at the end of January. That creates a great opportunity to buy and have significant future growth. Unfortunately, it also means that almost every one of our numbers was down for the month, with the exception of our average amount…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for December 2021

Merry Christmas! It was a great end to the year as far as finances are concerned. Our expenses this year were slightly higher than last year. We got one final invoice for kitchen electrical work. We also redid the our back closet, which was desperately needed. We shouldn’t have any other major remodeling expenses going…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for November 2021

The Holiday Season Begins! Our numbers are relatively flat this month. Since we purchased a vehicle last year at this time, we used this month to do some other larger purchases since our monthly expenses would still drop. For example, we decided to replace some furniture in our family room that had been given to…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for October 2021

Month 5 of the Kitchen Remodel We’re finally in the final stages of the kitchen remodel. I think I can safely say that next month will not be Month 6 since it’s just touch up work to be done and little bit of trim. Definitely nothing that interferes with our being able to use and…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for September 2021

Month 4 of the Kitchen Remodel This month’s numbers don’t look great. With our increase in expenses because of the kitchen, and the market not doing as well this month, most numbers moved in a negative direction. However, when the market is down, even a little, it’s a buying opportunity. One positive this month is…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for August 2021

Month 3 of Kitchen Remodel Most numbers moved in a positive direction as we start to finish the kitchen. We’re in the final phases and there is light at the end of the tunnel. We have a functional kitchen with running water and a stove again! Our month to month savings percentage dropped considerably from…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for July 2021

Month 2 of Kitchen Remodel All the numbers have moved in a positive direction this month with the exception of one. This one number is mostly affected by expenses for the kitchen remodel. So far, the remodel has taken a bit longer than expected, but fortunately, there haven’t been too many surprises so far. We’ve…