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We plan to let compound interest work its magic as long as possible.– (2) We graduated in 2007 (both 33 now) right before the market crash.
I smacked myself for thinking this (no really, I did). – I also like seeing how people coordinate their respective account set-ups. non-taxable (retirement) accounts, I’m by no means an expert but we’ve found it to be an important consideration for our respective circumstances.Overall, as you frequently mention, this will always be unique to each respective individual’s personal situation, goals, timelines, etc.More to come soon :) – Mike Reply Man, so thorough! :) I don’t really know, but I have been known to go years without any debts whatsoever, so I guess this checklist caught me on a debt-year.:) A good exercise to check in on yourself though, whether you feel like sharing your results with others or not. Reply Totally agree – I feel the effort of tracking and budgeting, while keeping tabs on where you can cut expenses while working towards your goal is more important than making sure to hit each one. I have a Best Buy card that I typically use for the interest free periods. I took your friend Paula Pant’s advice and use the Anti-budget!All that counts is that you’re aware of what’s going on and striving to get better! For those who do want to share though, let us know in the comments below what you scored, and how old you are if you dare :) Can be as easy as this, “I’m 37 years old and I scored 10.5 points out of 15. It is much better to buy $50 of chicken when it is 50% off, than to wait until next month because of your budget and buy it full price. One of those periods ran out, and I didn’t realize it. If you save your desired percentage off the top, you can spend the rest however you want. The debt one is going to hang around for a while though.
I actually paid interest for 3 months until I looked at the statement. I paid off the balance and realized automation still requires manual effort to review statements. I’d pay everyone else, but even with an automated plan, I kept borrowing back money. I usually end up saving some at the end of the month, too, because “scarcity mindset”. Because my eldest daughter is just 2.5 years away from college, I’m actually running a 7 year financial plan with full budgets for each year.
(It’s our car loan – no credit card debt or anything) #5. You probably do need to be out of your teens and early 20s to hit this level, but fortunately as the years – and job skipping/promotions – continue, it gets easier and easier to start padding this boy. We could definitely be better, especially with the big three: home, car, food, but I’m giving us a pass here because we’ve come a far way over the years and planning on changing at least the home one significantly when we move next year. There’s a ton of different scoring systems out there, but really as long as you’re monitoring one of them consistently over time you should be fine.
Though does it make it better if I can pay it off at any time if I wanted to? I use a combination of grabbing my free Experian score from USAA (currently 829), and then also my Trans Union and Equifax scores which uses the Vantage Score 3.0 rating from Credit Karma (currently 835 and 833).
After multiple rounds of structured lay-offs in several months, we managed to stay employed. – (3) With an aggressive launch into our retirement accounts first, we’re now looking backward from traditional retirement age to today and thinking “damn…there’s nothing in between now and then.” So while our early retirement account efforts work their magic, we’re doing a short-term sprint in non-retirement accounts (though still contributing to retirement accounts via DCA for full matches and lump sum investments during bonus time to lower the higher tax bill).
With the markets at such lows and realizing we were just starting our careers, we went “all out” toward retirement savings and neglected other areas (emergency fund? – (4) I’m still new to the FIRE world (it’s HOT by the way!
Until one afternoon, I was looking at my budget and realized I’d succeeded at fulfilling everyone’s financial goals except my own. That’s the day I set aside my “spending habit” and started a saving habit. We’re on the verge of being in the unenviable position of having a kid in day care and one in college while also still paying on two sets of law school-sized student loans.