2017: Yearly Goals – Six Month Check-In


Six months into 2017 and it’s time for the goal check-in. A little bit excited to run through this list because honestly I did put some thought into them when I wrote them. It’s also funny at times reading something from six months ago (I don’t really go back and read my own content) and wondering how on earth I came to such odd ideas.

So far 2017 has been very good to me. I’ve kept plenty busy at work (and apparently my hard work is paying off). I’ve kept myself almost as busy at home. Unfortunately, that has meant little time dedicated to making this site better and getting out any content other than expense reports.

I am using this little refresh here as a time to increase my momentum on the site. It’s also going to be exciting seeing how far I’ve progressed in just six months.

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Monthly Expense Report, June 2017


Summer is here – and for maybe the first time since being an adult, I am excited for the warm weather! I am 90% of the time a cool/cold weather guy, so summer is always dreadful. The heat and humidity makes me tired and cranky! 😉

I must be getting old, because that summertime feeling is filling me up!

June was a record month for my finances. Spending, while not an all time low, was relatively good , but it was the income side that penned this month into the record books.

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Monthly Expense Report, May 2017


Man, last month was a-May-zing! Very busy at work, very busy at home – hard to keep up with it all AND find time to relax. (In fact this post has been 95% complete for weeks – and only now in July am I getting it out there!)

I need to find more time for the blog – or just set it free. Still I will plug away to track my path to FIRE. Publicizing it is fairly interesting, but is it worth the extra effort? I’d love to someday look back on these entries and be grateful – but I’m entering the doldrums of FI and life is constantly beckoning.

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Monthly Expense Report, March 2017


A three paycheck month,  a big spending month, a look back at my spending for March: time for a fresh Monthly Expense Report! 🙂

I can’t say I did very well this month keeping expenses inline; so somehow I turned what should have been an amazing saving period with three paychecks into a consuming extravaganza! Let’s get a quick review of the numbers and then dive into a few details.

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