Percent Total Monthly Income Saved: 34%
Tax Advantage Account Savings (401K + employer match, IRA): $4535
Brokerage Account Savings (Vanguard, Betterment, Lending Club): -$900
Monthly Piggy Bank Growth: -$6589.51
End of Month Percent to Final FI Goal: 15.3%
Percent Mortgage Paid Off: 68.03%
Total Approximate Interest Saved (using amortization tool): $127,798
The house repayment strategy is one month in and we are nearly to 70% paid! This month’s market could be saying we made the right decision, but only time will tell. For us we are okay with it either way. We had an amazing trip out to Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks. It was gorgeous! It was nice to get away from work, get out into nature, and we got time to discuss why FI is so important to us.
This month’s food bill is going to be all messed up because of vacation but we will figure it out. Mr. Horizon had to get a new pump for his aquaponics turns out he should have paid more upfront. Hindsight is always 20/20. On our Utah trip Mr. Horizon broke a toe, good news is they heal!
We are consistently getting food from our aquaponics! It is not much but we are going to plant more lettuce because that seems to really thrive in the environment. The honeybees are still getting established but the hive seems to be doing very well. We have big trip in June to Peru that we are super excited for! We have lots going on but we are always keeping our goals in mind.