Updating Thriftygal’s Charts – October 2014

By | November 1, 2014

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.

Expenses, PI for Sep 2014

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.

Expenses, PPI October 2014

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.

HPCR Chart - October 2014

Look how many previous months my current projected passive income would have covered in the past!

HPCR October 2014 with extended PPI

And then I look at my countdown clock and giggle.

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