FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for June 2022

Suns out, numbers are down, and expenses are up What happened this last month? If last month was all positive, this month went the opposite direction. We didn’t have a major influx to invest this month that helps to cushion the numbers either. Summer activities have started which means some summer expenses around them. Summer…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for May 2022

A unicorn of months What happened this last month? The grass is green and so our all the tracked numbers. Even though the markets in May were steady, we came into a sum of money that helped boost the overall numbers. We also decided to do some things with the extra funds because our expenses…

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 Progress Report for September 2020 (Garage Door Edition)

This month saw the start of the school year, and another broken garage door. A few months ago our other garage door spring had broke, so it seemed ironic that this month the other one did. We also had a series of expenses related to our dog that we hadn’t anticipated, and of course there…

FIRE Progress Report through August 2020

FIRE Progress Report through August 2020 (Cell Phone Edition) What Happened and What Is Happening This month saw a significant boost to most of the numbers. This was partially related to the huge market run that we saw towards the end of August. In addition, I was awarded more restricted stock units. Technically, they are…

How we got paid $11 for 3 months of cell phone service

Let me start by saying this isn’t a scam. We were able to make money on a month’s worth of cell phone service using many of the things I’ve described in this blog. We’ve used Total Wireless for our cell phone service. There is no reason to go into a lot of detail here because…

Total Wireless Improves Again!

In the short time we’ve been on Total Wireless they’ve almost doubled the data amount we receive each month (from 8 GB to 15 GB). Originally when I had talked about our switch to Total, we knew that our data speeds were capped at 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. That has since changed!…

Wireless Plans from Total Wireless Improved!

I originally reviewed Total Wireless a few months ago and we have been pretty happy with it overall. The service is good (it uses Verizon’s network) and the price is right ($57 for 2 phones). So I was surprised when I recently went out to see if any competitors had anything better to offer. To…

May 2017 – Republic Wireless Bill

The May payment to Republic Wireless was $-1.48. This is our last month using Republic Wireless for our primary phones. We’ll be keeping one line for home phone use. Wireless Breakdown WiFi Only Phone – $5 Taxes – $1.01 Refund for unused service – ($7.49) Total – ($1.48) My wife and I have transitioned from Republic Wireless to…