Financial Independence Update- February 2023

After being home in Virginia all of January, we were back on the road again in February. At the beginning of the month we left on a 2.5 week road trip down to Key West. The main purpose of this trip was to visit Dry Tortugas National Park south of Key West. Along the way … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- February 2023

Financial Independence Update- January 2023

January was an awesome month. We spent a full month at home for the first time in almost two years which gave us an opportunity to get into more of a routine and get a lot of work done. Diet and exercise were our primary focus for the month, and Whitney and I both lost … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- January 2023

Financial Independence Update- December 2022

We finished up our trip around the world in December. The majority of the month was spent in American Samoa (where we visited our 60th national park) and New Zealand before making it back home just in time for Christmas. In New Zealand, we rented a car and drove all around the country for about … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- December 2022

Financial Independence Update- November 2022

We spent all of November traveling on our trip around the world. Although our most expensive long international trip, this one has been my favorite. I'll be writing about my total expenses once we get back home. I'm pretty sure I'll spend more in 9 weeks on this trip than in 5 months traveling around … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- November 2022

Financial Independence Update- October 2022

October was another really busy month for us. In terms of both traveling and business, 2022 has been our most busy year by far. There were a lot of states, national parks, and countries that we wanted to visit before settling down that got pushed back due to Covid, so 2022 has been the year … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- October 2022

Financial Independence Update- September 2022

After a three week road trip from Alaska, we arrived back home in Virginia in September. The drive went pretty smoothly for how many miles were covered. Whitney wrote an article discussing everything we did on our road trips to and from Alaska and while in Alaska. You can read all about it here. My … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- September 2022

Lessons Learned and Results From a Full Year of Tracking Expenses

Taking the Hypothetical Plunge I've mentioned many times in my monthly financial independence updates that for 2019 I decided to track all of my expenses for the entire year. Although quite arduous at times, this was a great experience for me and gave me insight on my actual spending and where my money goes each … Continue reading Lessons Learned and Results From a Full Year of Tracking Expenses

Current Asset Allocation: November 2019

It has been almost 2 years since I last updated and wrote about my asset allocation. I've done a surprisingly terrible job monitoring changes and rebalancing my assets over the years. I'm not sure why that is exactly, but it's certainly something I'll be changing now that I've reached my financial independence goal and am … Continue reading Current Asset Allocation: November 2019