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Savings Report #55 - Car Camping and Snowboarding

Click here to see all of my past Savings Reports and view my interactive net worth chart Go to How To Track Your Savings to check out the Saving Ninja Super Spreadsheet. The markets really are ping-ponging all over the place. For the last 6 months we seem to either be making $10-$20k or losing $10-$20k. Thankfully, the trend seems to be upward. Our net worth is now at a similar level to last November....

February 1, 2023 · 3 min · SavingNinja

2022 Reviewed - A Year of Learning

Introduction 2022 has been a a hallmark year for us. After living in Sweden for 2 years, we set our sights on the USA. We decided that we wanted the USA to be our home, got business approval, went through the Visa process, and relocated to the USA; all within 6 months. 2022 was the year that we started to pursue “settling down” with our sights set on a post-FIRE life in a forever home; getting to The Land of the Free bought us one step closer....

January 8, 2023 · 11 min · SavingNinja

Savings Report #54 - Christmas at Home

Click here to see all of my past Savings Reports and view my interactive net worth chart Go to How To Track Your Savings to check out the Saving Ninja Super Spreadsheet. Happy New Year! I hope the coming year will be happy. I’m still wracked with dread about potential layoffs, I really don’t want another job, or to leave the USA. The markets in December plunged again, leaving our portfolio about $20k down from stock depreciation since the start of the year, about 8....

January 1, 2023 · 2 min · SavingNinja

Savings Report #53 - The Robots Are Coming!

Click here to see all of my past Savings Reports and view my interactive net worth chart Go to How To Track Your Savings to check out the Saving Ninja Super Spreadsheet. Another month has passed, bringing us closer to Christmas. I’ve finished work for the winter now as I had to use up my remaining vacation days. We plan to spend our first New England winter eating American festive food and traveling to local snow resorts while car camping....

December 11, 2022 · 4 min · SavingNinja

Savings Report #52 - Layoff Anxiety

Click here to see all of my past Savings Reports and view my interactive net worth chart Go to How To Track Your Savings to check out the Saving Ninja Super Spreadsheet. It’s that time of the month again. This time, I’ve made an effort to write a good Savings Report. I’ve recreated my writing ‘flow mode’ by sitting away from my phone with a coffee, early morning and with ‘Peaceful Piano’ playing on my headphones....

November 12, 2022 · 7 min · SavingNinja