It's been a while since I've updated you on our Mortgage Pay-off progress. I was recently taking a good hard look at the numbers to see how we want to progress while still finding room in our budget to explore the world through travel or enjoy other experiences we've put on hold for quite some … Continue reading 2019 December Mortgage Pay-off Update ($177,838)
I haven't been in the mood to write or work on my podcast in the past month (errrr maybe two months now?). I've been jaded by the FIRE community over the last several months and just felt like I'd rather step away from that focus personally and here on the blog. Which is good I … Continue reading When FIRE Disappoints
The summer was a slow time for paying down our mortgage, as we don't make income every summer. So, that means were early retirees each year, right?! As fall approached, some items popped up in our planning for the coming year with regards to travel, so we haven't been able to be as aggressive in … Continue reading 2018 October Mortgage Pay-off Update ($189,281)
A quick note to tell you to read our debt-freedom story over on the Penny Hoarder today! I met Lisa Rowan at the Lola Retreat in April. She's recently been on my podcast episode 23, listen here. It was great getting to know her and sharing our story as well. I hope you enjoy more … Continue reading Featured on The Penny Hoarder!
This summer we've been on a roll updating our home on the inside and it's costed a bit more than I mentally budgeted for. It doesn't harm us in any major way, but I wonder at times if we're inflating our lifestyle now that we've made good strides financially? In addition to some renovation or … Continue reading Have we inflated our lifestyle?
I'll be honest with you. Paying off the mortgage is rather boring. There isn't the flurry of small wins here and there. It's a long slog through hundreds of thousands of dollars. At every turn, there are shiny new things to tempt us, as well as renovations and fun projects we are itching to do. … Continue reading May 2018 Mortgage Pay-Off Update: Paying the Mortgage is Boring ($195,979)
For my take on this answer, plus some background into our story, check out my Debt vs. Invest interview over at Winning Personal Finance that is out today! Jason was a guest on The Lifelong Learning Podcast lucky episode 13, so take a listen here to our conversation about money, too!
We reached our first goal in March to dip under a $200,000 balance! Wahoo!! I never got around to posting our mortgage pay-off update at the beginning of April. So, here we are, the middle of April and I'm sharing it with you. Since mid-March and reaching that first goal, we've been shifting more money toward filling … Continue reading March and April 2018 Mortgage Pay-Off Update & Our Mini Retirements
Another update on our mortgage goals! February our prepayments dipped down a bit, as Chris and I are making less this semester in our second jobs than in the fall. I'm okay with that, as I just felt burned out last fall. With that said, I'm still pleased we've held onto our goals going forward … Continue reading February 2018 Mortgage Pay-Off Update
Surprise! Happy New Year. January got off to a great start paying down our mortgage. It was the highest month of prepayments thus far. Don't get too excited just yet, I will be shifting gears ever so slightly in the coming months to reach a few other financial goals before hammering harder at this wall … Continue reading January 2018 Mortgage Pay-Off Update