Initially, this was meant to be a blog about time. How we wanted to spend it, how we could get more of it to spend how we wanted. It’s morphed into personal finance, because the truth of industrialised countries is that you need money to buy time. Of course, we all know that you can’t actually buy EXTRA time. We all have an unknown, set number of years, months, days and hours. For an anxiety inducing graphical representation of the time you possibly have, Wait But Why produced handy checkboxes here. Even though we measure time as a fixed entity, our perception of it changes. Bored? Time stretches out forever.
We’ve had a death in the family. Suddenly nothing else matters. I’ve disabled comments, but thank you for all of your thoughts.
After our expensive year in 2016, we set ourselves a goal to reduce our spending by 10% in 2017. We want to do this because it has a double effect. Firstly, it frees up more money to invest for our future. Secondly, if we can live on less, then it brings that future much closer. In 2016, we spent $80,000. To generate that using passive income and the 4% rule, we would need $2,000,000 invested! via GIPHY How did we do for January? Our daily spending rate goal was $194.34. We only spent $131.40. One month down, but I’m not becoming too cocky – February only has 28 days, and we