Monthly Archive: April 2015

Leveling Up Our Frugality

We’re setting ourselves a challenge: Reduce our spending while maintaining or increasing our quality of life!

MC taking in the view at the Grand Canyon

I couldn’t have said it better myself: How much of your life are you selling off?

A few days ago, The DJ was doing some stealth proselytizing and asked me for a good introductory article on the topic of financial independence and early retirement. She meant something a bit more substantial than this post inspired by underpants gnomes. This led me to re-reading How much of your life are you selling off?

A Peek at Early Retirement

Due to the arrival of our little man, over the past few months I have been experiencing a taste of early retirement. Like many others down this journey, I wondered whether I would experience loneliness, worried about a steady stream of income, getting lazy (although I was good at this already), and if I would suffer from a feeling of not having a purpose in life while...

Progress to Freedom 35: 2015 Q1 Update

It looks like we did pretty well over the first quarter of the year, but it’s really a case of not much has changed. We tend to track our income, spending, and net worth changes monthly, but all of those can fluctuate a lot with irregular expenses and market swings. Averaging things out over a three month period smooths those fluctuations out, but also loses a...

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