Progress to Financial Independence- April 2019

Another Month Already?! The end of April means that we're almost done working for the year (yes, you read that right, for the year) and will be heading to Europe soon to spend 15 weeks traveling and exploring! April has been a busy month with working full time at busy outpatient clinics, growing the Travel … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- April 2019

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Progress to Financial Independence- March 2019

More Exploring! In March we had several busy weekends with more adventures. We are still living in Fredericksburg, VA for our current Travel PT contract, so we've been exploring this area but also took some fun weekend trips. The first week in March, we had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic with a … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- March 2019

Progress to Financial Independence- February 2019

Back to Work I'm pretty late getting this update out unfortunately. We've been pretty busy lately with some adjustments in our plans. At the end of February we found a couple of really good travel jobs! High paying outpatient jobs are always our main priority, and we found that this time close to Northern Virginia. … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- February 2019

Buying Discounted AirBnB Gift Cards

A few months ago, I wrote about how Whitney and I went about saving money on our accommodation expenses while traveling internationally. The tips I mentioned in that article were vital for me keeping my average expenses below $37/day while traveling on our trip around the world. We'll also be utilizing those same techniques on our … Continue reading Buying Discounted AirBnB Gift Cards

Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years

I've now been writing articles on this blog for almost 3 years (it'll be 3 years in April!). In that period, my life has changed drastically, so I think the time has come to update my original "about me" post so that you guys learn a little more about my journey to where I am … Continue reading Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years

2018 Average Monthly Blog Income and My Hourly Blog Earnings

Changes Since Last Update It has now been about 7 months since I first published an article detailing my monthly income from blogging. That article was requested by several of you guys and was well received. Since I love to write and talk about finances, I want to be as transparent as possible with you … Continue reading 2018 Average Monthly Blog Income and My Hourly Blog Earnings

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

2018 Savings Rate in First Year of Semi-Retirement!

Savings Rate Changes I've written in the past about how my high savings rate has been the key to being able to semi-retire after only three years of full time work. In fact, savings rate is the single most important factor in determining your financial independence date and has been the primary focus for me on … Continue reading 2018 Savings Rate in First Year of Semi-Retirement!

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

Rental Property Investing 101

Today I'm excited to bring you a guest post written by James Lowery at RethinkTheRatRace.com about rental property investing. This is an area of investing that I've been interested in for a long time, but I haven't pursued just yet. James has a lot of experience in this area, and this post provides significant value on the … Continue reading Rental Property Investing 101