October was a great month filled with travel, personal development, and a lot of self reflection both about financial independence, and life in general. This was the first month in a while I have had time to really focus on myself and our future. Work was of course still present, but it was much more calm and I had a lot less meetings! Most importantly the whole family went on a trip to the west coast last week, for an off-peak vacation. For seven days not only did we spend that time with each other, but I was completely disconnected from the internet which is always refreshing. During the middle of October I attended the Cents Positive Retreat in Chicago, and it was an amazing experience that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, and I can’t wait for an opportunity to attend again in the future.
Financially things were pretty stable this month with a slight increase in our savings amount thanks to some clients finally paying my wife. Net worth increased while spending was about the same from last month, although spending was still higher than our average monthly target. This is typical and expected since we have variable expenses throughout the year (mostly kid or travel related) and our budget is designed to focus on average monthly spending rather than a set amount each month.[Read more…] about October 2019 Project Update, Net Worth: $955,600