FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for October 2022

Spooky recession ahead… or is there? What happened this last month? After last month’s almost entirely red month, this month took a turn in the opposite direction. There has been a lot of discussion and news about a recession. However, the more it’s talked about, the more people will start looking for things in their…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for September 2022

Beginning of Fall, and continued falling stock market What happened this last month? With continued decline of the stock market, we continued to see many of our numbers decline. Our annual expenses also declined which helped a small amount in the long run. This month, completed a reimagining of our youngest daughter’s room, which included…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for August 2022

Back to school month What happened this last month? This month was great from the perspective of our expenses decreasing and getting us back to a more reasonable number after the kitchen remodel last year. We even were able to invest a decent number. However, we’re not investing enough to counteract what the markets are…

FIRE Month Savings Progress Report for July 2022

Unsustainable growth in numbers fueled by temporary increases in investments What happened this last month? I changed positions this last month, which will help fuel the numbers in a positive direction over the long run. However, due to a one-time sign-on bonus, our contribution rates for the month are artificially high. This means there is…

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 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…