It is already October — that means we’re overdue for an update. It’s been a busy couple of months. From getting engaged to moving to lots of work, and work-related travel, I’ve been a busy guy.
Overall, my net worth is up $134K year-to-date and $175K over the past 12 months. My savings rate has probably gone down a bit over the last couple of months. A lot of this has had to do with getting engaged a few month ago. My girl is totally wonderful — beautiful, caring, cheerful, and *kind of* frugal. I only call her *kind of* frugal because she sometimes comes home with a $20 per lb. cut of NY strip from the grocery store. But what makes her stand out is that she has been committed to living the lifestyle I’m advocating — freedom over possessions. She’s willing to save 1/3 of her paycheck in her 401(k). Willing to commit to our target annual budget. That’s one of the reasons I feel so good about our impending nuptials. Together, we will earn our freedom decades earlier than others.