Freedom 35 Blog

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...

I’m Ready To Retire

The few people I’ve told in real life about our early retirement plans often ask the same questions: “What took you down this path”, “Do you hate your job that much?”, “Do you want to spend more time...

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Why We Have a Luxury Car

Fun and Adventures with a Honda Fit The idea of the American love affair with the car may be more myth than history, one can hope. However, we aren’t immune; we: own a car, despite our...

May 2015 Expenses

After a great month for expenses in April, we had extra fun and some travel in May which is reflected in slightly higher expenses this time around. Nevertheless, tracking our expenses is a great...

Fun in the Pacific Northwest

If you’ve been wondering where we’ve been hiding, the answer is we were busy having a good time exploring Seattle and the surrounding area. For those curious, here’s a little summary of our wanderings, and some...

April 2015 Expenses

We present to you our first monthly report on all our spending. After our last financial update, we decided to track our expenses more granularly and regularly, we also challenged ourselves to reduce our...

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...

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,...

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...

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