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Dicey

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #300 on: June 04, 2018, 05:09:20 PM »
My glorious cubicle calendar......in three years, only one person has asked me what it meant.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/fire-by-thirty-five-chronicles-36-months-till-sabbatical!/msg1860531/#msg1860531

(I can't figure out how to link the picture here as it's sitting on a different computer)


Arebelspy had suggested I add a calendar view to the freedomcalculator and your picture inspired me to do it.
Here's the updated version.
http://engaging-data.com/freedom-calculator/#calendarupdate

I know I've said this before, but I love this thread. However, this upgrade is amazing. Almost makes me wish I wasn't FIRE. Snirt, NOT! But still, the journey would have been a lot more fun with tools like this.

CCCA, you are literally helping people gain years of their lives back. Fucking amazing! Or if you don't swear, in my best King Rat voice, "Not Bad. Not bad at all." Google it if you don't know the movie or the book. They're both old.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #301 on: June 05, 2018, 11:08:35 AM »
What I love about this calculator is that it gives me one additional day of freedom!

I'm at 4.51 days currently, and the calculator makes that 5 :) At this point, that's still a big difference. I'm sure it doesn't feel that big once you're 308 days in. It's great to see a graph, even though I'm very far away from FIRE.



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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #302 on: June 05, 2018, 02:15:27 PM »
There should be a lot of changes in the next year; baby #2, SL paid off, new job (fingers crossed), DH company continue to grow, etc.  Some of these might not be so great for this number in the short term (baby #2, SL pay off) but we will see.  Hopefully, this number starts speeding up (increased contributions & compounding interest) because 0.5 days per month = an unacceptable  amount of work left for me.

At $60k/year and only looking a 401k/IRA. 

Jan-17 = 17 days
Aug-17 = 21.7 days
Sept-17 = 22.05 days
Nov-17 = 23.03 days
Dec-17 = 23.71 days
Jan-18 = 25 days
May-18 = 27 days

Baby is here and I am back at work, I can't wait to see this number grow again (hopefully much faster). We didn't add anything while I was on leave but the market gave me a couple extra days.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #303 on: June 05, 2018, 03:09:34 PM »
I was just playing with the graph, it's very nice.  Thank you for both creating and sharing!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #304 on: June 05, 2018, 03:34:13 PM »
170 down, 195 to go!

How the tides have turned!

195 down, 170 to go!

210 down, 155 to go!

223 down, 142 to go :)

228 Down, 137 to go!

Thanks to some lower spending and aggressive savings,

270 down, 95 to go!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #305 on: June 05, 2018, 03:43:14 PM »
I know I've said this before, but I love this thread. However, this upgrade is amazing. Almost makes me wish I wasn't FIRE. Snirt, NOT! But still, the journey would have been a lot more fun with tools like this.

CCCA, you are literally helping people gain years of their lives back. Fucking amazing! Or if you don't swear, in my best King Rat voice, "Not Bad. Not bad at all." Google it if you don't know the movie or the book. They're both old.

Thanks, don't mind the swearing.  Glad that you like it and I do hope that a little visual pop can help motivate people more than maybe a number would.

I was just playing with the graph, it's very nice.  Thank you for both creating and sharing!

Glad to hear it!  You are welcome.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #306 on: June 06, 2018, 04:38:16 AM »
Love this method. Donít love that we only bought 4 days this last quarter!

Iíve adjusted our total so that itís our net worth less the outstanding mortgage balance on our home (Iím not retiring with a mortgage)  which has pushed our total down *but* is a more accurate picture of what we still need to save. So we are at August 3.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #307 on: June 06, 2018, 01:26:15 PM »
@CCCA thank you for creating the calendar calculator!
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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #308 on: June 08, 2018, 08:54:40 AM »
We are at 325 days, in spite of a too high daily rate. Comforting.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #309 on: June 10, 2018, 08:13:57 PM »

Year   Days Purchased
2016   64.31
2017   91.28
2018 (As of June 10): 144 days or May 25



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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #310 on: July 01, 2018, 04:39:06 AM »
2017
April 14 - 66.9
July 24 - 72.32
October 1 - 85.18
November 1 - 89.49
December 1 - 91.60
2018
January 1 - 94.16
February 1 - 99.53
March 1 - 98.25
April 1 - 99.81
May 1 - 129.12
June 1 - 133.36
July 1 - 138.76

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #311 on: July 01, 2018, 12:40:19 PM »
I've covered January now!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #312 on: July 01, 2018, 03:28:31 PM »
Up 5 days so far this year. Not matching some of the big earners and advanced frugalists here, but it's progress and not shabby for a newb making five figures.

Now up to 7 days so far this year!

11 days bought. \o/