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Category: Financial Independce Updates

Welcome to Corey’s personalized Financial Independence Series! On this page, you will find links to monthly posts where I reflect on my journey to financial independence. Why am I doing this? The answer is threefold:

Accountability. I want to hold myself accountable by forcing myself to write about my personal update every month. Additionally, readers deserve to know the truth behind my writing. If I write about financial independence without actively pursing it, I will be nothing but a fraud!
Reflection. Getting my thoughts down in writing will allow me to organize my thinking and adapt to changes in my journey. It’s also cool to see how my thoughts evolve as time passes.
Inspiration. I want to inspire our readers to achieve financial independence. At the very least, I want to inspire you to take control of your finances. By showing you my progression, I am also showing you what you can achieve.
Every month you can expect to see an honest account of my journey. I will try to be as specific and detailed as possible without giving away too much of my financial position. Keep in mind that this is not a net worth update, or an investment portfolio update. These posts will be reflective in nature. I will try to evaluate the ups and downs of the month, my biggest financial focus, and what I expect to see in the next month.

Corey’s Financial Independence Update – August 2018

journey to FI on a winding road

Welcome to another post in my Financial Independence Update series! If you don’t know what the purpose of this series is, please read this first. This month, I am covering August of 2018.

I want to follow this particular format in these posts:

  • Main Goal(s). This will talk about my main financial goal(s) that I set out for the particular time period.
  • Ups and Downs. This will be a general reflection of what went well, what did not go well, and some improvements I am looking to make.
  • Financial Picture. This is not a net worth update. In this section, I will talk about how I deployed my cash in a way that improved my financial situation and why I did it the way that I did.
  • Looking Forward. In this last section, I will talk about what I plan on doing going forward. This can include how I plan on deploying cash, any changes in my strategy, or any significant expected changes in my financial situation in general.

Corey’s Financial Independence Update – 2018 Part 1

Welcome to the first post in my Financial Independence Update series! If you don’t know what the purpose of this series is, please read this first. This being the first post in the series, I will cover the entire first half of 2018, so it might be a longer one. Every post after this will cover one month, with the next post covering July.

I want to follow this particular format in these posts:

  • Main Goal(s). This will talk about my main financial goal(s) that I set out for the particular time period.
  • Ups and Downs. This will be a general reflection of what went well, what did not go well, and some improvements I am looking to make.
  • Financial Picture. This is not a net worth update. In this section, I will talk about how I deployed my cash in a way that improved my financial situation and why I did it the way that I did.
  • Looking Forward. In this last section, I will talk about what I plan on doing going forward. This can include how I plan on deploying cash, any changes in my strategy, or any significant expected changes in my financial situation in general.