journey to fi: may 2020 spending report

Mr. Smith and I have a dream of achieving financial independence (FI). We've been on this path for quite some time. Most months, I report the percentages that we spent in each category, our savings rate for the month, and our progress towards our FI number.   You might wonder why I'm reporting percentages and not the actual numbers. … Continue reading journey to fi: may 2020 spending report

our adoption story (part 4): waiting to be chosen

This is the fourth installment in our adoption story series. Check out parts one, two, and three.  Once our home study was approved in October 2018, we entered the domestic infant adoption pool with 50 other waiting families. Some families had been waiting for upwards of five years and others, like us, were brand new to the pool. The average … Continue reading our adoption story (part 4): waiting to be chosen