Hi friends, and welcome back to Pocket Change Lifestyle! The end of August quickly approaches, which means Baby Pocketchange could arrive at any time! This being the case, it’s also a great time to take an inventory of our financial surroundings and get our bearings. I’m also hoping to develop and share some of our financial plans for the next few weeks, months, and more. Let’s go!
OUR CURRENT PATH
And here’s a snapshot of our current net worth tracked through Personal Capital, one of our recommended sites!
A FORK IN THE ROAD
We’re pumped! We met our 2nd goal almost a year in advance, and are truly excited to have accomplished so much in a short time. But, we’re approaching a *huge* fork in the road – Baby Pocketchange’s arrival to the world. This fork isn’t bad, but it will significantly alter our FI plans. Mrs. Pocketchange and I have been together since our junior year of high school. Even back then, our plan (presuming we got married back then) was to have children and Mrs. Pocketchange would stay home to raise them. We hoped this day would come, and taking steps to align our financial life has prepared us.
So, that’s our unplanned but planned fork in our journey. Once Baby Pocketchange arrives, we’re downsizing to a one-income household.
I’ll be honest, this scares me just about as much as becoming a father does. Maybe more, because we’ve built up a buffer and it would be difficult to see that buffer decrease or disappear. But at the same time, the work we’ve put in now to save, be frugal, and understand our habits has also built a foundation that we don’t want to throw away. We’re excited for the change in our life adventure!
Until next time, keep pushing forward!
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