Author Topic: Good Start to 2015  (Read 1202 times)


  • Magnum Stache
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Good Start to 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:48:28 PM »
Hi all! I'm Jeff, I'll be 37 in June, and I've been trying to get out of DoD work for most of my adult life.

Here are three good-news stories to start off the year:

1) I doubled my TSP contributions to near max. Actually will go to max soon, now that I've observed the effect on net pay (less than expected).

2) The last 5 miles of my commute just became bikeable and I rode today! It will probably never be safe to ride the whole 10; in my part of AL, we barely have shoulders, let alone bike lanes, but this is a great start. And the daily car commute won't last long anyway, because, best of all:

3) I should be ready to quit my government job and transition to casual self-employment by summertime.  This is not quite FIRE, but it represents the first step toward doing what I want when I want, and things I learned here helped move it forward. Between my wife's job, my ANG drill pay, two rental properties, and a moderate level of real estate work, we will not only be paying the bills but still investing heavily.

Thanks MMM!