September is done and it is time for our monthly Project/Net Worth update. This month continued the trend of being exhausting and a bit overwhelming at times. Sometimes I wonder how much our FI goals are pushing us a little harder than most because we have a clear goal of where we want to be in a little under five years. Most of my challenges have come from my new job with a lot of academic research and writing, plus looking for grant funding. At the same time I still have a few loose ends I am wrapping up from my previous job, and considering they are still paying me through December I do have some obligations to finish a few items. My wife has also been busy working on her Ph.D while at the same time running her company. She recently acquired two new contracts in addition to finishing up a really large one that is due to the client next month. On top of that our three year old continues to see how far she can push boundaries and our almost four month old is starting to become more active… So while we are a little short on time and seem to be maintaining a serious sleep deficit, financially we are doing well, and continue to be on track. I honestly think that right now we are just trying to push through to December and then regroup.
We also sold our home in September which moved a lot of our equity to cash. I am halfway through writing up a post about our “return” on our primary residence, but it is nice to have absolutely zero debt right now after eliminating the mortgage.
As for our goals, here is how we are doing: