I’ve been home for 11 days now. I’m currently out of work, like many, because of the Coronavirus. I have no idea how long I will be out of work, but the assumption is through the month of April, possibly some or all of May. My journey to reach financial independence and early retirement is … More Updates, Musings, and other Ramblings…
Hello Dear Readers, March, so far, has been a pretty shitty month for us. I’m sure this is common for everyone in the world right now. Income loss, quarantines, food insecurity, and fear…the list goes on and on. I almost didn’t write this post because honestly NOBODY CARES right now. I don’t even care right … More March 2020 Family Expense Report
It’s 5am, I can’t sleep. Yesterday I found out our state is cancelling all elective surgeries in preparation for the coronavirus to surge and overwhelm our hospitals. I work for several small surgery centers that are closing and I have found myself, like many others, suddenly unemployed. For the month of April I will have … More Well…I didn’t see that coming.
Three years ago I was dealing with a very stressful work situation. I was having such a tough time at work I started having anxiety attacks every morning. I would have trouble breathing, feeling as if I were claustrophobic and somebody was closing me up in a large box. Once at work I would focus … More Mental Health and Money
Hello Dear Readers, February came and went pretty quickly in our home. I was preoccupied with my new job, continuing to work out all the kinks that come with being an independent contractor and it seemed that before I knew it, it was March. Financially we had a nice month as February brought with it … More February 2020 Family Expense Report
I’ve been tracking our spending for six months and the lowest amount I’ve seen us spend in one month is just over $8,000. I did some quick math and our average monthly spending for the past six months is $11,427.37. Looking at these numbers I honestly can’t recall how I survived when I was in … More Un-inflating my lifestyle
Hello Dear Readers, January was a big month for our household! I officially switched from a salaried job that I hated to an independent contractor job. The switch has been good so far but I haven’t been doing it long enough to really make a good judgement of it financially or personally, but my fingers … More January 2020 Family Expense Report