I’m updating my visual aid for the month of October for my goal of financial independence. I left you last month and the market was having a bit of a meltdown. I invested almost $11,000 and my net worth decreased by about $1,900.
September was a kinder month, unfortunately. I invested about $10,500 and my net worth increased almost $25,000. I say unfortunately because as I’m still working and still buying shares of my VTSAX, I’d much rather buy when the market is temporarily down rather than temporarily up.
My expenses were slightly up planning a trip wandering around southeast Asia.
I love living in Sydney. It’s a friendly, wonderful, vibrant, walkable, piece of the planet. It also consistently ranks as one of the most expensive places in the world to live, so when I start to despair that financial independence is too far away or when I start to question my plan, I look at what my chart would look like if I paid the rent I paid in Chicago.
Look how many previous months my current projected passive income would have covered in the past!
And then I look at my countdown clock and giggle.