Monthly Archive: July 2015

Taking in Tahoe

Earlier this month, we took a mini road trip to the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. We packed up our luxury car, our two dogs, The Little Man, and headed up to the Sierra Nevadas for a long weekend. It was a wonderful three days featuring stunning lake vistas driving from North Lake Tahoe to South Lake Tahoe, hiking in Squaw Valley, and two bonus brief stops in the...

How We Invest: In Capital Markets We Trust

By popular demand (by which I mean a single request), here is more detail on step two of the early retirement plan, investing surplus income. How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Market At one point, our savings were sitting in savings accounts being idle instead of working for us. There was a few things that held us back: We didn’t have that much extra income to save back then We...

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Progress to Freedom 35: 2015 Q2 Update

It’s time for our second quarterly update on how we are doing relative to our financial goals. Our first update surprised us, mainly in terms of how much we were spending. We set out to reduce waste and track expenses more regularly. This has really paid off: while our income was lower this quarter than last, thanks to reduced spending we maintained a high savings rate and crept closer...

June 2015 Expenses

June has come and gone, and just like that half the year is behind us! The past month was relatively quiet at the Freedom 35 household: After a May of merry-making elsewhere, we got to spend June closer to home, lollygagging about and enjoying all the wonderful things our beautiful corner of the world has to offer. The end of June might also mark the end of fun little routines, as The DJ’s time off...

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