Semi-Retirement in 2018!

*The picture above is from an amazing trip to Aruba my brother and I took in December. Update 1/17/2018: ⇒⇒⇒ Click here for PART TWO: our travel agenda! ⇐⇐⇐ Original Post: Taking The Leap In my November monthly update, I mentioned that Whitney and I have been discussing transitioning away from full time employment to take … Continue reading Semi-Retirement in 2018!

Progress to Financial Independence- November 2017

In November, Whitney and I weren't quite as busy and spent more time focusing on working out, dieting and relaxing. We both had a couple weigh ins we needed to meet for our HealthyWage challenges, and Whitney decided to do a three day fast, both for health benefits and to meet her weigh in goal. … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- November 2017

Reconsider Your Roth While on the Path to FIRE

*The information contained in this post is not meant to be specific for you or your situation and is not meant to be financial advice, as I am not licensed as a financial planner. Before making any decisions, I strongly recommend speaking to someone licensed in this area to consider your unique situation. This will … Continue reading Reconsider Your Roth While on the Path to FIRE

Progress to Financial Independence- August 2017

Summer is coming to an end and the days are getting shorter. Although the weather this time of year is great (chilly nights/mornings and warm afternoons), I always get a little depressed when it starts getting dark before 8 PM again. We are still on our contract in western NC, and this area is amazing. … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- August 2017

Progress to Financial Independence- May 2017

Another month in the books. Whitney and I have been working and traveling a lot lately, so time really flew by this month. Since starting our new jobs I've averaged eight hours of overtime per week through the first eight weeks. This would really be awesome if overtime pay was truly 1.5x our normal hourly … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- May 2017

Progress to Financial Independence- March 2017

March was the most lucrative month that I've had financially to this point. A combination of five paychecks this month and receiving my tax refund, equal to an additional paycheck, resulted in a significant improvement in my net worth. I also received $400 in bank account sign up bonuses this month to add some icing … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- March 2017

Progress to Financial Independence- January 2017

January started off awesome with a fun long weekend in Savannah, GA staying at a beautiful hotel for free. One week later we moved from Fayetteville to start our new jobs on the NC coast. Starting on the day we left Fayetteville, things went downhill quickly. On the morning we woke up to move, it … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- January 2017

Progress to Financial Independence- December 2016

I'm late on posting this but it's been a busy month. We were out of town almost every weekend in December. We visited Asheboro, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Savannah, and went home for Christmas. We had the day after Christmas off of work so we got to spend a long weekend at home which was very … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- December 2016

Progress to Financial Independence- November 2016

November seemed to fly by, but it was a moderately eventful month. Whitney and I spent some time working on our camper, sealing around the openings on the roof to prepare for winter.  We took a weekend trip to Asheville, NC to explore and also to see the Biltmore Estate. It was an amazing and … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- November 2016

Progress to Financial Independence- October 2016

Although October has 31 days, it really flew by this year. Whitney and I got a little more settled into our new assignments, we took a weekend trip back home for a wedding, and I turned 28 years old but besides that, not much excitement this month. We are really enjoying the weather in North … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- October 2016