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

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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

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

Reflections on My First Three Years Working as a Physical Therapist

A Look Back in Time In some respects it feels like my physical therapy school graduation was very recent, while in other ways it feels like it was a lifetime ago. While in school, I always looked at graduation as the finish line, with little thought about what life afterward would look like. After putting … Continue reading Reflections on My First Three Years Working as a Physical Therapist

Is a DPT Degree Worth it?

If you've been following this blog for any length of time, then you know that I've written in depth about how I've been able to leverage my career as a physical therapist to achieve financial independence rapidly. I've written about how it's possible to make a full time salary while only working half of the … Continue reading Is a DPT Degree Worth it?

Progress to Financial Independence- December 2017

For this month, let's start off with my finances, after all that's probably the reason you clicked on this post in the first place. December resulted in another 1% increase in the S&P 500 which capped off 2017 with a total gain of almost 20%! That's the largest yearly gain since 2013. The bull market … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- December 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