Walk in the woods

Monthly Update

Hello everyone, it’ll be a shorter update today since not much has happened this month. It’s amazing how much easier life gets when you get the weight of debt off your back. This has been the first month I’ve had without a school loan or personal loan payment in years and I can slowly feel the stress float away. I…

Continue Reading

Prairie flowers

Monthly Update

Talk about a reversal! Here in Minnesota we went from a 12″ blizzard to a 100 degree heat wave in month. That’s just nuts. Just like the weather though, my life has also taken a big turn.  My stock’s number finally came up and I cashed out with a $40k gain pre-tax ($32k post-tax).  I took out a few thousand…

Continue Reading

Monthly Update

Well, the weather has cleared and the bathroom is done. It finally feels like I can live again! After this rotten winter I definitely plan on spending as much time as possible outside.Fortunately I did most of my gardening last year, so this year will revolve a lot more around long bike rides, fire pits, and hammocks 🙂 Financially speaking…

Continue Reading

Trees in Spring

Monthly Update

The weather has not improved much lately here in Minnesota, but the bathroom remodel project has made good strides – all that’s left is the painting and I can call it a day. To that end though, the fallout from my epic disaster with my roommate’s girlfriend continues. He decided to stay with her (despite the mess she’s made of…

Continue Reading

Winter landscape

Monthly Update

Last month has been a whirlwind of activity for me – spending 8-10 hour days at work, then another three or four after work on the bathroom.  Just finished grouting the shower tile and will post pictures afterwards. I’m really looking forward to a week from now when all of this activity is done and I can focus on my…

Continue Reading

winter sun

Monthly Update

Another month, another monthly update!  I’ve cashed in some assets for the new bathroom remodel, with my bonds totaling to $2,000 and my work stock options for another $4,000.  I then dropped around $5,850 dollars so far on the work ($3,300 for plumber, $1000 for shower walls, $1000 for shower glass, $150 for shower pan, $250 for concrete and jack…

Continue Reading

Monthly Update

We’ve been in sub-zero weather for a week here in Minnesota and I finally make my reappearance. My apologies for the slow posting period; for a variety of reasons I haven’t been on the computer much.  First, I was striving towards my goal of reading as many books as possible this year (with a new all time record of 66!),…

Continue Reading

Monthly Update

Time for another monthly update! This month hasn’t been as good as the previous ones (if only that trend would continue forever!), I’m still plugging away and making progress at paying down my debts. My equity wealth dropped this month about $20k due to the main stock that I’m invested in.  While the stock boomed in mid-October, the price dropped…

Continue Reading

Monthly Update

It’s been another great month at the FIRE household.  First, a stock that I have a great deal of money in went up another 52% from the 30% it increased last month, growing the position value from $57.8k to $121k. I don’t foresee such great returns in the future, but in another week I will have held onto the stock…

Continue Reading

Monthly Update

This has been a very exciting month for me financially.  First, a stock that I have a great deal of money in went up 30%, increasing the position value from $44.5k to $57.8k and bringing me closer to my debt payment and home mortgage goals. However, this is something that I expected as I have been following the company for…

Continue Reading