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

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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

Progress to Financial Independence- May 2018

Spring is here in Eastern NC and the weather has been wonderful lately. Whitney and I haven't published many posts this past month, and much of that is due to us having busy weekends (combined with being lazy :D). In the evenings during the week we have been making sure to get all of our … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- May 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- April 2018

April was a busy month for Whitney and me. We had a lot going on with dieting, trip planning, and working. We started the month with a wonderful Easter dinner with some friends that we made in the area. It can be difficult being away from family for holidays but making friends in the travel … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- April 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- March 2018

End of Q1 We're already at the end of the Q1 for 2018 and time seems to really be flying by lately. I think part of the reason for that is the fact that we have been working quite a bit on planning our upcoming international trip and also working on the blog in the … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- March 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- January 2018

January was a busy month on the blog as you guys probably already know. I published 10 new articles on this site in January and the blog got the most views and new followers in one month since inception. I did several podcast interviews in December and January and most of them were published in … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- January 2018

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

Progress to Financial Independence- October 2017

Everything changed for us since last month. We were planning to take the entire month of December off to spend time at home and then head to Arizona in January, but we had a very good offer pop up out of nowhere a few weeks ago. Now instead of taking the whole month of December … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- October 2017

Progress to Financial Independence- July 2017

As you can see, I'm very late on posting this monthly update. A lot happened in July, especially at the end of the month, which derailed me a little. Where to start, where to start? Well, on the last day of the month, Whitney fell while coming out of the bathroom of a restaurant and … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- July 2017