Keeping track of your numbers is a great way to see where you are on the journey. It also allows to adjust the plan if needed. Not doing this means that you drive with your eyes closed. Have you ever tried this? what were the results?
For the July numbers, I am a little late. Holiday and a lot of life happens activities came in between. And that is good. There was fun with the kids at the coast, the zoo and playgrounds, time for photography and food (even a crocodile burger)
Let’s get down to business. Here are the stats for July
With the markets going full steam ahead and reaching all time highs (not yet all time highs when it comes to P/E… Is there room for more gains?), the amber index did the same. No complaining here, just cautious happiness…
We are still on track for reaching our year end milestone on our path to 2029 FIRE. The real question is of course: can we there be sooner and at what cost or effort. Would it be possible to be there sooner with a different vision? For now, we keep doing what we have been doing since the story started. Have an automated plan in place and keep and make sure we have fun while doing so.
The impact of my new job now becomes very apparent in the savings rate: it drops. Due to some extra events, it is not so visible, the spreadsheet clearly shows it. On the upside, the stress levels and comment frustrations also dropped! For now, we do not worry about this.
How was your July? And even more important, did you have fun?!?