Retire at 30?? Won’t You be Bored?

A Taboo Topic I know that I talk about my financial plans for the future a lot on my blog, but in my personal life I do my best to avoid this topic unless specifically asked or if it somehow comes up in conversation. This is especially the case when working with patients. Controversial topics … Continue reading Retire at 30?? Won’t You be Bored?

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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- September 2017

I'm very late in posting my update this month with no real good excuse, but I'll throw some out anyway: I've been spending 5 days per week in the gym for the last two months trying to get back in shape. On average I'm spending about 2 hours there in the evenings after work between … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- September 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- 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

Traditional vs. Roth IRA- A Real World Comparison

*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. My recommendation … Continue reading Traditional vs. Roth IRA- A Real World Comparison

Updating Financial Assumptions and Goals

When I first started this blog and began writing about my progress to financial independence (FI), I put a lot of thought into my goal net worth amount. That goal amount combined with my current savings rate, monthly expenses, and estimated investment returns are what I've been using to track my progress to FI each … Continue reading Updating Financial Assumptions and Goals

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- April 2017

We're now a little over three weeks into our new contracts in Berryville, VA. Currently we are living at a campground in Harpers Ferry, WV. The trip to get here from our last assignment in eastern North Carolina was less than pleasant. We stopped for a night in Roanoke, VA to see our families on … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- April 2017