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Re: I just bought 208 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 157 to go.
« Reply #550 on: December 31, 2020, 06:31:09 PM »
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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #551 on: January 01, 2021, 01:39:39 PM »
2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64

I got my $600 stimulus deposit this morning.  As of today, I have through September 24th for my minimum FI.  Technically, based off of last year's spending (around 25k) I am FI, however, since I am in the military and receive free healthcare, there are quite a few unknowns in expenses and I have no idea where I will end up retiring to, so I have built quite a bit of extra into my FI numbers. 

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #552 on: January 03, 2021, 06:14:26 PM »
Just starting and up to January 15 to start off 2021.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #553 on: January 04, 2021, 07:15:39 AM »
We did very well this year and now we're up to December 22nd. Very soon we'll complete the calendar. This makes me feel pretty good! :-)

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #554 on: January 06, 2021, 08:35:24 AM »
Gained 8 days last month and got to 84 days.  I really doubt those big gains will keep up but we'll enjoy it while we can


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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #555 on: January 06, 2021, 08:49:56 AM »
292 days.....

320 days.. thats 10 1/2 months...

336 days..... I'm into December....

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #556 on: January 06, 2021, 03:07:21 PM »

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #557 on: January 08, 2021, 09:22:03 AM »
2020 Update
April 13th 2018 = 23 days
April 30th 2019 = 32 days
December 31st 2019 = 38 days
December 31st 2020 = 52 days


Not bad, Goal for this year is to get to late March

Goal for 2021 - 2030
2021 - 85
2022 - 120
2023 - 150
2024 - 180
2025 - 210
2026 - 240
2027 - 270
2028 - 300
2029 - 330
2030 - 365


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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #558 on: January 29, 2021, 10:00:26 PM »
Closing in on the halfway mark...173 days / June 22.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #559 on: February 03, 2021, 02:10:07 PM »
2020: 9 days total
January 5th to 13th

2021:
January: January 14th

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #560 on: February 03, 2021, 02:29:56 PM »

2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58

Not too much progress over the last month, but almost another day added.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #561 on: February 03, 2021, 06:50:05 PM »
Just made it up to December 29th. So close!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #562 on: February 04, 2021, 01:12:43 PM »
~3 days up and now at 87.78.  Hoping to hit April 1 buy the beginning of March.  If I do I think I'll go out and play some dumb pranks.  We'll see if the market can stay steady or gain a bit. 

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #563 on: February 05, 2021, 07:37:51 AM »
1/2 way through December now...

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #564 on: February 05, 2021, 10:42:01 AM »
I'm at March 21st - almost 1/4th of the way there.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #565 on: February 17, 2021, 10:46:52 AM »
I'll be around 259 days (September 16)at the end of Feb if the markets stay stable.  Was at 191 days (July 10) last February.  Targeting 286 (October 13) by year end, and I should hit my Dec 31st goal in 2024.


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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #566 on: February 17, 2021, 04:00:19 PM »
Somehow, I've never seen this thread before.  I'm at December 16 (woah!).

We moved recently from the US to Canada, so I want to see exactly how our budget shakes out.  I knew we were close, but seeing it in calendar terms is really cool.

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« Reply #567 on: February 18, 2021, 08:00:08 AM »
Christmas Day!!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #568 on: February 22, 2021, 09:25:39 AM »
I jumped to 4.17 days this month! From 3.83 last month. Should hit 5 in by the end of summer!

Reached 5 today! Will hopefully reach 6 before the end of the year.

Am at 6.1 right now. Should hit 7 by summer. Progress is slow but steady.

7.05!!!!!

Reaching a full week feels really big. I get paid weekly so from now on there's one extra payday per year and it goes straight to the stash. Should reach 8 by the end of summer, but it might be earlier. I'm really starting to feel the compounding effect, I've been seriously investing for 4 years now.

8! Should be at 9 by the end of the year. Next year, one line in my budget will disappear and the money gained from this will go directly to the stash. My goal is to be at 9 days by the end of 2019 and at 14 by the end of 2020.

9,1! Should hit 10 by March and 14 by the end of 2020.

Already at 10.16, the stock market is really helping me along. Should be at 11 in late March. End of year goal is still 14 days.

At 10,01 now! Not too bad actually, considering the circumstances.

Less than 2 months later I'm at 11,20! Don't want to make any predictions but 14 days by EOY doesn't seem out of reach right now.

I am totally on track for 14 days by EOY! I'm at 13,8 now.

Aaaand I'm at 14,25 with one month left to go. It's going so fast now.

My goal for EOY 2021 was 21 days, but I'm going to make that 23 and see what happens.

Ended the year at 14,79 days!

How are ya'll coming up with a figure for your annual expenses in retirement?

A rough guess based on current expenses. I'm so far away from retirement it's hard to be precise. When I reach barebones FI (which is €300k in investments + by then a mostly paid off home) I'll figure out the details of RE.

So, in November 2020 I moved my EOY 2021 goal from 21 to 23.

It's end of Feb 2021 now. I'm at 17.3 already. I don't believe the market is going to keep up this pace, but if it did I'd be at 25 by EOY 2021. Seems like just a couple of days extra but that's 20% more days than planned.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #569 on: February 22, 2021, 10:51:25 AM »
This is a fun concept!  Apparently I've 415 days of freedom for every year with my $1.7M stash and if I currently spend of $60K annually (for a family of 4).  We actually only spent $49K last year, but most years, with travel, it is closer to $55K.  I am not sure what health insurance costs will be after FIRE, so if I really need to throw of $70K a year, I'm only at 356 days of freedom for each year.  So, 9 days short.  Health care is such a wild card; I think I need to wait until we are at a nice round $2M.  Hopefully we hit that in the next year or so!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #570 on: February 22, 2021, 12:34:47 PM »
This is a fun concept!  Apparently I've 415 days of freedom for every year with my $1.7M stash and if I currently spend of $60K annually (for a family of 4).  We actually only spent $49K last year, but most years, with travel, it is closer to $55K.  I am not sure what health insurance costs will be after FIRE, so if I really need to throw of $70K a year, I'm only at 356 days of freedom for each year.  So, 9 days short.  Health care is such a wild card; I think I need to wait until we are at a nice round $2M.  Hopefully we hit that in the next year or so!


Congrats! for health insurance, you might check to see if your state has an easy to use ACA website where you can browse health plans. If you enter the ages of your family members, you should be able to see how the plans stack up in terms of cost. You can get significant premium subsidies if your income is below 4x the federal poverty level which $60-70k in annual income would be.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #571 on: February 23, 2021, 08:47:32 AM »
Congrats! for health insurance, you might check to see if your state has an easy to use ACA website where you can browse health plans. If you enter the ages of your family members, you should be able to see how the plans stack up in terms of cost. You can get significant premium subsidies if your income is below 4x the federal poverty level which $60-70k in annual income would be.

Thanks! I have looked at my state's site, and I think under ACA we would be able to find something very affordable given our income level.  My concern is if legislation changes things and affects our ability to obtain adequate insurance at that price point.  So I would like to budget for around $20K  for healthcare for my family of 4 just in case.  Hopefully we only need to use a small fraction of it!  I also wonder if this approach is just too conservative... but my partner doesn't want to leave too much to chance, so perhaps this is the best approach for us?

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2021, 10:00:25 PM »
2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58
March 1 - 277.78

Continuing progress, we'll see how things go this next month.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #573 on: March 02, 2021, 08:37:15 AM »
~3 days up and now at 87.78.  Hoping to hit April 1 buy the beginning of March.  If I do I think I'll go out and play some dumb pranks.  We'll see if the market can stay steady or gain a bit. 

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Shot up to 94 days.  Didn't even get to play any pranks.  Guess I have to wait until April 1

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #574 on: March 06, 2021, 11:56:39 AM »
Wow I haven't checked on this in awhile.

1/2018: January 13
4/2018: January 18
7/2018: January 22
10/2018: January 29
1/2019: January 31
6/2019: February 8
10/2019: February 19
1/2020: February 28
7/2020: March 14
3/2021: March 15

Almost no change BUT that's because I stopped counting cash previously marked for investments that we'll likely be deploying soon for a house downpayment. So in the grand scheme of things, we'll take it :)

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #575 on: March 09, 2021, 12:00:17 PM »
December 31st!!!!!
done.

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« Reply #576 on: March 13, 2021, 06:08:52 PM »
December 31st!!!!!
done.

I think I'm past my 31 December too now. Net investments $809,000 = $32,000 4% expected passive income.

Problem I have is that I've come to really really enjoy my job (whoops!). Sure it'd be nice to do a little less hours, but COVID has given me the flexibility to work from home whenever I need to, which has bought me back a couple of hours of commute (and train fare costs!).

That $32,000 could easily triple or more over the next few years. The compounding train has a momentum of its own now.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #578 on: March 13, 2021, 11:22:11 PM »
Wow I haven't checked on this in awhile.

1/2018: January 13
4/2018: January 18
7/2018: January 22
10/2018: January 29
1/2019: January 31
6/2019: February 8
10/2019: February 19
1/2020: February 28
7/2020: March 14
3/2021: March 15

Almost no change BUT that's because I stopped counting cash previously marked for investments that we'll likely be deploying soon for a house downpayment. So in the grand scheme of things, we'll take it :)
I would totally count it until it's actually deployed. In fact, if you use it to buy a house, it will still be an asset. I understand that a mortgage will add to your debt load and possibly push back your timeline, but honey, don't count that chicken before it's hatched.

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« Reply #579 on: April 29, 2021, 01:50:26 PM »
April 2021 Update
April 13th 2018 = 23 days
April 30th 2019 = 32 days
December 31st 2019 = 38 days
December 31st 2020 = 52 days
April 29th 2020 = 59 days = February 28th :)

Now on to tackle March and see how far to the end of the month I can get. I have moved up my FIRE goal to Dec 2028 so my yearly goals have moved up too

Goal for 2021 - 2030
2021 - 80
2022 - 120
2023 - 160
2024 - 200
2025 - 240
2026 - 280
2027 - 320
2028 - 365

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Closing in on the halfway mark...173 days / June 22.

Past the halfway mark now at 202 days / July 21st.

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I love this concept. I'm at 51 days as of May 1, 2021. Counting just my invested stash.

Editing to go back and see where I was at the beginning of each year I've been tracking my numbers:

1/1/2018: 9 days
1/1/2019: 15 days
1/1/2020: 22 days
1/1/2021: 43 days
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 05:16:24 PM by mckaylabaloney »

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2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58
March 1 - 277.78
April 1 - 288.42
May 1 - 301.86

Broke the 300 mark this last month, less than 2 months of days to go for minimum FI.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #583 on: June 01, 2021, 03:54:06 PM »
1/1/2018: 9 days
1/1/2019: 15 days
1/1/2020: 22 days
1/1/2021: 43 days
2/1/2021: 45 days
3/1/2021: 47 days
4/1/2021: 48 days
5/1/2021: 51 days
6/1/2021: 52 days

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #584 on: June 02, 2021, 08:49:09 PM »
2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58
March 1 - 277.78
April 1 - 288.42
May 1 - 301.86
June 1 - 307.54

Still moving forward, 58 days to go to minimum FI!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #585 on: June 24, 2021, 02:01:34 PM »
Just looked at my calculator and realized that I had 385 days funded on my barebones, leanest of FIREs ($50k/year)! Went ahead and updated it for $55k/year, and I'm at 350 days. Will continue to update it once I hit each milestone, would like to get to $100k/year to be uber safe. I do earn about $10k/year from tradelines, another $3600 net from a rental, and some sporadic income from a race timing / management (running) company I own with another guy that brings in another couple grand each year. Kind of exciting to know that I could pull the plug now and survive, though!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #586 on: July 02, 2021, 08:35:35 PM »
1/1/2018: 9 days
1/1/2019: 15 days
1/1/2020: 22 days
1/1/2021: 43 days
2/1/2021: 45 days
3/1/2021: 47 days
4/1/2021: 48 days
5/1/2021: 51 days
6/1/2021: 52 days
7/1/2021: 54 days

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #587 on: July 04, 2021, 02:21:55 PM »
2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58
March 1 - 277.78
April 1 - 288.42
May 1 - 301.86
June 1 - 307.54
July 1 - 314.74

Steady progress, gained almost a week this month, which is awesome!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #589 on: July 13, 2021, 11:45:50 AM »
As of today, I'm at Nov 4th, which just shocks me. 

Do you guys include equity in your house and/or a pension in your "current savings" for the purpose of the calculator? The pension wouldn't kick in til much later.

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« Reply #590 on: July 13, 2021, 01:11:14 PM »
As of today, I'm at Nov 4th, which just shocks me. 

Do you guys include equity in your house and/or a pension in your "current savings" for the purpose of the calculator? The pension wouldn't kick in til much later.

I don't use home equity because I have no plans to sell my home after RE. If part of my FIRE plan was selling my home and living off the proceeds, then I'd use it.

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #591 on: July 14, 2021, 06:05:09 AM »
This method makes my brain happy. At our current level of spending, we have ~15 days in my accounts alone. I really need to get my hands on husband’s paperwork. It’s a long way to go, but it’s so much easier for me to think of this in “daily” increments.

I’ve continued to pay into my IRA and the HSA, and husband finally tracked down and updated his investment accounts. We’re now at 43 days.

We're now up to 51 days, or ~14% of the way there. Onward and upward!

Wow, I'd forgotten about this. I still really like it.

According to the original leanFIRE budget (probably coastFIRE) used to calculate the above days, we're now at 80 days, or March 21 (21.9% of goal).

On a more generous budget, we're at 60 days, or March 1 (16.4% of goal).

This is mind-blowing. I'm still working through the lifelong messaging that my generation (GenX) would never be able to afford retirement.

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« Reply #592 on: July 14, 2021, 08:14:00 AM »
I hit 100 days with my latest monthly update.
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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #593 on: July 14, 2021, 08:27:29 AM »

This is mind-blowing. I'm still working through the lifelong messaging that my generation (GenX) would never be able to afford retirement.
I remember my first career job in 2002, retirement discussion came up and I said I wanted to retire at 47 and the room fell apart.  “You better make a lot of money”…almost 20 years later I’m tracking to be 2 years ahead of schedule.

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« Reply #594 on: July 15, 2021, 06:36:06 AM »
Took a stab at the calculator that was linked earlier in this thread and was pleasantly surprised-- we have made it to May 11, 131 days, and that with spending that I would describe as less than ideal. It can only get better, then!

7 months later, we have made it to the end of May, 149 freedom days.

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« Reply #595 on: July 15, 2021, 09:04:30 AM »
7/1/18: 5.53
8/1/18: 5.74
9/1/18: 6.28
10/1/18: 6.43
11/1/18: 6.00
12/1/18: 6.09
1/1/19: 5.79
2/1/19: 6.60
3/1/19: 8.26
4/1/19: 10.59
5/1/19: 11.61
6/1/19: 13.45
7/1/19: 15.29
8/1/19: 16.64
7/15/21: 37.54

I haven't updated in here for nearly two years. It's interesting to see the jump.

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« Reply #596 on: July 20, 2021, 02:10:45 PM »
At January 14, which is a 7-day improvement so far this year from last year. Slow and steady, slow and steady. I've at least guaranteed myself two weeks of vacation for life. ;)

Current calculations give me through February 7. Current per-diem spending is lower than usual, though (no big expenses yet this year, like car insurance or travel), so if I use last year's per diem I'm pretty much just holding steady right now.

57 days bought, i.e. up through February 26. Per-diem spending is still a little lower than previous years, due to pandemic affects, but still. Very exciting! Almost two months off forever!

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #597 on: July 26, 2021, 10:27:51 AM »


Progress is picking up speed based on kind markets and the beauty of compounding.  We're now in early November and on the home stretch.

diapasoun

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #598 on: July 27, 2021, 10:24:12 PM »
I love these calendars so much! What stories they tell.

Jaayse

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Re: I just bought 2 days per year of free life, indefinitely. 363 to go.
« Reply #599 on: August 05, 2021, 12:09:39 AM »
2017
December 1 - 91.60

2018
December 1 - 150.11

2019
December 1 - 195.86

2020
December 1 - 256.54

2021
January 1 - 267.64
February 1 - 268.58
March 1 - 277.78
April 1 - 288.42
May 1 - 301.86
June 1 - 307.54
July 1 - 314.74
August 1 - 320.66

At almost a week a month, this progress is insane.

 

Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!