The usual and downs of the market are making it seem like I’m not getting anywhere, but every little bit added helps get me closer to the magical number… However, recently I have been thinking seriously about the future… like, big depressing things. With the horrors of ecological damage and societal upheaval that are likely to come as a result of climate change, what will … Continue reading September 2019 FIRE Update + Worries about the Future (dun dun dun!)
Welp, I did it. I left my fancy, supposedly “envy-inducing” job.
No, I am still not at my FI number. In fact I still have an annoyingly long slog ahead of me.
But I realized that at the moment I can’t stomach another year of being stuck in an office, especially when my morals are pulling me in the opposite direction. Continue reading Career Intermission: A Faux Sabbatical
Over the past couple months I have been moving chunks of cash from my emergency fund into investments, in preparation for a major (positive) life change. Continue reading June 2019 FIRE Update
It has been just under two years since I started my aggressive push towards FI, and it is nice to see some gains again after the rocky end of 2018. I have also begun to notice some of the psychological benefits of saving for FIRE become more apparent over the past few months. While I am still quite a ways away from my lofty goal, … Continue reading April 2019 FIRE Update (+ The Psychological Benefits of FI)
Finally over the darn line! Continue reading February 2019 FIRE Update
There are some human habits that just blow me away. Continue reading The Financial Benefits of Not Being Precious
Unsurprisingly the stock market doesn’t seem to care much about my sense of bar graph aesthetics… Continue reading December 2018 FIRE Update
The road to FI can seem interminable at the start… but I am finally starting to see the curve change.
Sometimes the world just seems to spin too fast, so quickly that you just want to crawl to the nearest tree (or bookshelf, for us urban sloth wannabes) and hold on until things just slooooow the hell down. Continue reading I Want To Be a Sloth: Slow and Simple Living
One of the questions I get most often from people outside of Japan is ‘how can you afford to live in such an expensive country?!’ Continue reading What Does It Cost to Live in Tokyo?