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 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 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 through July 2020

FIRE Progress Report through July 2020 (Vacation or Birthday Edition) What Happened and What Is Happening Before the pandemic, we had a vacation planned to Myrtle Beach. Not exactly the best place to go at the moment, but we figured we could easily turn around and come home if we didn’t feel like we could…

Save tons on a hotel room

We recently came home from a week-long trip to Walt Disney World and while we like to have a great time and do things up as much as possible, we also like to stay within a reasonable budget so that we don’t mess up any other goals we may have. This time when we decided…

What are you going to do with your tax refund?

According to the IRS, the average tax refund last year was about $2800. That’s a lot of money. Let’s look at that a couple different ways. $2800 is the same as: $233 a month $116 if you’re paid twice a month $107 if you’re paid bi-weekly $53 if you’re paid weekly That would be a…