Progress Update – 12/31/2017 – New acheivements after a long break

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome! We started this blog August 2016 after The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  We post when time allows about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section.  We have a toddler and full time jobs so time has been a little sparse lately, but this is a new year and I resolve to post a little more frequently. Winding down to year end we hit a new […]

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Progress Update – 7/22/2017 – 3 Alternative Investments

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome!  We started this blog August 2016 after The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  We post regularly about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section. We had been posting our financial goal progress monthly, but as that doesn’t change in interesting ways each month we’ve scaled back to quarterly and for the big events. We didn’t hit any new milestone, but we are up again since the last update, mostly attributable to […]

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Don’t Wish Your Life Away

It was just about 5 years ago and my co-worker announced she was retiring.  All I could feel was envy.  I’ve been LITERALLY thinking about retiring since I graduated from college.  I have been saving as much as possible for as long as possible.  Not in a living in a tent kind of way but in a saving over 20% since I graduated way. Later that day we met for a coffee and I told her how jealous I was.  […]

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5-2 Diet for your Wallet – Results

5-2 Diet For those of you who aren’t familiar, the 5-2 diet (also known as the Fast Diet) is a type of intermittent fasting.  The gist of it is that 5 days a week you eat normally.  On the other 2 days of the week, you eat no more than 500 calories for a woman or 600 calories for a man.  I’ve used this method to drop 15lbs and hold it off for a while.  Just like all diets though, they […]

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Millionaires and Marriage – Guest Post

We all try to emulate millionaires – we track their investments, listen to their financial advice and read their books. So why do we know so little about how they feel about the biggest investment they make in their lives? Choosing a spouse. In fact, a business person’s biggest deal is choosing who to marry. After all, that deal alone can cost them half of their net worth! I decided to do a little research into what millionaires think about […]

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Progress Update – 3/4/2017 – $2MM Net Worth

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome!  We started this blog August 2016 after The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  We post regularly about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section. We had been posting our financial goal progress monthly, but as that doesn’t change in interesting ways each month we’re going to scale it back a bit a post quarterly and for the big events.  That said we did hit an exciting threshold this […]

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5-2 Diet for your Wallet

5-2 Diet For those of you who aren’t familiar, the 5-2 diet (also known as the Fast Diet) is a type of intermittent fasting.  The gist of it is that 5 days a week you eat normally.  On the other 2 days of the week, you eat no more than 500 calories for a woman or 600 calories for a man.  I’ve used this method to drop 15lbs and hold it off for a while.  Just like all diets though, they […]

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Financial Spring Cleaning

Its hitting the 70’s here today so even though the groundhog decided on 6 more weeks of winter, it must be time for some spring cleaning!  Just like chores around the house, your finances could use a little attention this time of year too.  Here’s your Financial Spring Cleaning honey do list. Intro Rates If you’re like most people you have some monthly bills that began with an intro rate that has since expired.  Cable and internet are famous for this rate […]

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Progress Update – 1/22/17

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome!  It’s now been 5 months since The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  We post regularly about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section. This month we were up again but are still short of our net worth goal for the month even though as the major US indices have set all time highs.  Our 401k contributions are up and going again so we did contribute to retirement some this […]

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Progress Update – 12/22/16

If you’re new to ExitYoung.com, Welcome!  It’s now been 4 months since The Revelation, deciding on The Mission, and starting this site.  We post regularly about the journey, personal finance, and miscellaneous musings in the Posts section. This month shows us mostly up again as the major US indices continue to flirt with all time highs after an election result that promised an immediate and dramatic drop.  Our 401k plans are maxed out for the year so no contributions there, but we […]

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