Mar 01

Early Retirement Tracker – February 2018

I’m continuing the trend to track my progress into early retirement, even if I am a little late with this post this month! The numbers were all calculated ahead of time, I just had to find time to write the actual post. Net worth growth was slow in January so I felt like that would slow progress when it came to early retirement, but it seems like I’m still moving in the correct direction even with the mostly flat progress. Spending has been trending down lately, but I expect that to rise like I had mentioned in a previous post. I do love putting a date to everything, as that gives me a tangible goal to work towards – even if it just an estimation at this point.

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Feb 13

Net Worth Update – January 2018

First month of 2018, and it wasn’t the greatest month for my net worth compared to the last few months of 2017. We also have the market going haywire so far this month, so I don’t think I’ll be seeing any impressive gains at the end of this month either. The important part is that I am continuing the same pace of savings, and that should help to boost my portfolio at the time. I’m still making steady progress, and I’ll focus on my savings rate which I can control. The market will do what it wants, and over a longer timeline it should go up rather than down.

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Jan 17

Early Retirement Tracker – January 2018

We are now 17 days into the new year, yet I’m still typing/writing out 2017 whenever doing anything. Hopefully I’ll get over that by the end of the month! It’s time to bring you the second edition of my early retirement tracker, where I take a look behind exactly how much I need to save, and for how much longer. I started tracking this back in October, but just published the first post in December to establish a bit of a trend before I shared it with the world. I think that watching the years count down are a huge motivation for me, probably even more so than watching my portfolio grow. And that’s not to say I am wishing away this time, I intend to fully enjoy my time both while working and when financially independent.

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Jan 04

Net Worth Update – December 2017

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone has had financial and personal success throughout 2017, and that the trend continues into the new year. In January of 2017 I had a net worth of $85,000 which is now $128,000 for an increase of $43,000. I look at 2017 as a tremendous success for me, gaining an average of $3500 in net worth each month! A little over two years ago I was barely crossing the zero line, and now I’ve built up a substantial amount without sacrificing any of the things that I enjoy doing. As my portfolio gets larger and larger, much of the increases will be at the mercy of the market. But for 2018 I’ll set my focus on continuing to save and keeping expenses down.

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Dec 21

Early Retirement Tracker – December 2017

I’m going to start a new post going forward to compliment my net worth update post. While that post will continue to focus on tracking current net worth and my expenses for the previous month, this one will be more concerned with the math behind how quickly and how I will be achieving financial independence. I love tracking this sort of thing, because even if it’s so far into the future at this point – it’ll be nice to track the progress that I make towards the goal. And hopefully as that date gets closer and closer, the numbers will form a consensus and I’ll have a more tangible date. A lot of things can change in the next 10-15 years both financially and in life!

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