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Church of FI – 2018 Asset Allocation and January expense reports

I took the opportunity last week to simultaneously buy into the stock market and re-allocate my assets. I have been contemplating acquiring a greater bond position since I have been reading Tony Robbins Money: Master the Game. Note: I am … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – February 2018 Net Worth Report

One of my foremost personal goals this year is to achieve a higher level of fitness. I live a sedentary life….really sedentary. I commute 3 hours per day, and then sit in an office chair in front of a computer … Continue reading

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The Year Behind and Year Ahead

The New Year has rung in a severe case of One-Less-Year syndrome as opposed to the One-More-Year syndrome that seems to afflict many as they approach their FIRE target. Mine has manifested itself by questioning, how much passive income I … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Feng Shui and December expense reports

This weekend I rearranged my office and shredded a contractor bag full of unnecessary documents. Now that everything is electronic, it seems pointless to keep every last shred of paper, but somehow this is still a relic of my pre-computer … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – December 2017 Net Worth Report

One month left in the year! We surpassed our year-end net worth goals in September, but the market is still producing significant gains so our net worth continues to surpass expectations. The end of December is always a busy travel … Continue reading

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Financial Planning for 2018

Three years ago, we started an action plan to retire in early 2021. Today we are nearly 60% to our goal. Over the next two years we aim to save an additional $175,000, invested in low-cost index funds (we use … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – November 2017 Net Worth Report

Holy shit! We just surpassed $800,000 in net worth! We are well past our year end projections of $784,000. I wish I knew what hashtags were; this might be hashtag worthy. As you can see, our investments have seen steady … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – October 2017 Net Worth Report

Since the beginning of the year, our investments have earned over $50,000 (earned not contributed)! That is a whole separate salary! The earnings are due to a strong market but, I insist on taking the time to revel in it. … Continue reading

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Planning for “enough” for FIRE

I tend to waffle back and forth on how much we actually require for FIRE. Save too much and I risk working too long. Save too little and I end up scrambling for work late in life for a lower-wage … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – September 2017 Net Worth Report

As mentioned in last month’s Big Scratch, we had a garage sale to help cover the cost of some home maintenance this fall. We made a whopping $255! This should cover a 5-gallon can of paint and some brushes. Luckily, … Continue reading

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