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…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for June 2021

As the kitchen project moves forward, fortunately, our monthly expenses are starting to decline and come a bit more close to normal. They’re still quite a bit higher than expected, but coming down a bit. The numbers this month have almost all moved in a positive direction. You’ll notice a huge increase in savings from…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for May 2021

The kitchen project is in full swing. Nothing really has been done yet, but we’ve got a lot of the items purchased that we’ll need. My primary goal up to this point has been to purchase everything since procuring items hasn’t exactly been easy lately. Starting in June, we’ll start tearing the kitchen apart and…

FIRE Progress Report for April 2021

Spring is in full swing! We’re starting to plan out some different things we’d like to get done over the summer. We had previously been considering building a house this year, but with buildings costs at an all time high, and options for land in the area we’d like to build at a low, we…

FIRE Progress Report for March 2021

For Spring Break month, our investment related number are up, but our expense related number are down (because our expenses went up for the month). I think that primarily has to do with the fact that we spent more this March than last March. We planned last minute to go to Universal Orlando for Spring…

FIRE Progress Report for February 2021

Most of our numbers this month are up, which is always a positive thing. One thing that is slightly down is our expenses. This year we’ve spent $27.65 less this year than we did February last year. That means that for the last 3 months, our expenses have been less than they where the prior…

What to do with a stimulus check?

I’m not going to take too much time to discuss whether or not the government sending out stimulus money is a good idea or not. I want to focus more on some ideas of what you can use any “found” money for. First, have you lost a job, worried about losing your house or apartment,…