Category Archives: Update

Q2 Update – Light at the end of the tunnel

This quarter seemed like an absolute slog at times, but in retrospect it seems like it has whizzed by. I don’t think work helped my mindset much – I’m not sure I’ve written many posts picking out the specifics of what grinds me down about my job before. Shortbread Jnr. is doing really well now […]

SweetSpotFI and some web traffic

The other week I noticed in our web analytics* that we’d had some traffic for possibly the first ever time and wondered where it had come from. Turns out one of our favourite blogs mentioned us on Twitter! I can’t pretend we’ve gone viral or anything, but it’s nice to know that someone read something […]

Q1 Update – We’re still here and still making progress!

The past three months have been earth-shatteringly busy, tiring and stressful. However, we’re settling into life as a new family. It’s been a test, but we’ve weathered some difficult moments, stuck together and kept making progress. Sounds a bit corny…but don’t care! Back in Q4Net worth: $771,918 / Portfolio: $283,000Markets have been pretty volatile, and […]

Q4 Update – A new player enters

Our family grew a little a couple of weeks ago…and boy has this changed things! Not everything has been as entirely smooth as we wanted, but our financial preparations ensured that money hasn’t been a source of stress at all this quarter – one of the biggest payoffs in pursuing FI I think it’s possible […]

It’s our Invest-iversary!

We have been investing for two years today!* Shortbread’s love of portmanteaus necessitated creating a word. Recently I’ve been thinking about timelines and long term planning. It’s not something I’ve ever been particularly good at (Shortbread handles this part of our relationship!), but having the new addition to our little family on the way makes […]

Summer break

Obviously one of the upsides of being a teacher is summer break. The site needed to be upgraded via a migration, so hopefully all that has now been ironed out and set for a few more years! Having the time to migrate your website is nice (even if the actual migration was a bit irritating). […]

Q2 update – The market is kicking our arses!

We celebrate every quarter by taking a morning to have some brunch and discuss our wins and goals. We figured that sharing our numbers might be motivational if anyone actually stumbles across our blog (the analytics suggest this is not happening…ho hum). Back in Q1 Net worth: $788,721 / Portfolio: $235,824 What a quarter it […]

Revisiting Our Manifesto for 2022

We’re about half way through 2022 and felt it was about time to reflect on our manifesto from last year. 1. Live intentionallyStill relevant, still the most important to us. Not following the crowd, but thinking about our own intentions (with regards to spending money or time) before doing something has been on our minds […]