Progress to Financial Independence- January 2019

The Market Recovery What a turnaround! The domestic equity market almost completely recovered in January from the drastic drop in December. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't relieved by the recovery, especially since Whitney and I haven't worked for over 6 months now! I even came out ahead from the drop due to … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- January 2019

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Progress to Financial Independence- December 2018

Mr. Market is Mad! Whew, December was a rough month for my net worth. The S&P 500 was down over 13% during the month, which makes it the worst month ever since I started investing seriously in 2015. Luckily I was overweight in cash, so my portfolio wasn't hit as hard as it could have … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- December 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- November 2018

The last five months have really flown by! At the time of writing this, we have only two days left in our 5-month around the world trip before heading back to the States, enjoying the holidays with family, and getting on the job search for January. This trip has been wonderful, but Whitney and I … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- November 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- October 2018

Whew, October was a rough month for equities and a bit of a scary month for me financially! The S&P 500 index was down about 7% on the month and international and emerging markets didn't fair very well either. My portfolio definitely took a hit, but I didn't lose any sleep over it since the … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- October 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- September 2018

September Update If you haven't been keeping up with our trip to this point, check out the international travel section¬†and read about what we've been up to for the past 11 weeks as well as all of my expenses from each place we've traveled so far. It's very hard for us to believe... but October … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- September 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- August 2018

August was our first full month of being out of the country. We finished up in Europe during the month and spent the second half of the month hanging out in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In contrast to the action packed first month of the trip in Europe and Morocco, we decided to take a slower … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- August 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- July 2018

The first week of July was our last week of work for all of 2018 and the beginning of semi-retirement! It has been a whirlwind since then with a week at home prior to embarking on our around-the-world trip. We've been moving from place to place every 4-5 days on average and seeing as much … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- July 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- June 2018

June was a big month for Whitney and me. It was our last full month of work in 2018, with our eastern NC contracts ending on July 6th. The weather was very hot in June so we took full advantage of living so close to the coast with several weekends spent at the beach. Being … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- June 2018

Travel PT: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017)

*by Whitney* Timeline: December 2017 Previous post on our travel assignment timeline: Western North Carolina (August-December 2017) Choosing Our Next Jobs As I mentioned in my last post on Western North Carolina (WNC), we were originally planning on heading to the west coast and were working on licensing in Arizona. But we received an unexpected … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving Back to The Coast of North Carolina, Struggles of the Camper Life (December 2017)

Travel PT: Moving Struggles… Moving from Eastern NC to West Virginia (April 2017)

*by Whitney* Timeline: April 2017 Previous post on our job timeline:¬†Travel PT: Eastern North Carolina (January-April 2017) Finding Our Next Jobs This was last year, in April 2017, when we were finishing up our first contracts in Eastern North Carolina, and we really wanted to extend and stay through the summer. However, that didn't work … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving Struggles… Moving from Eastern NC to West Virginia (April 2017)