2021 Goal Progress – October

September was a pretty slow month in terms of progress towards my goals. Not much to really report on here - slight increases to most of the goals which I'm happy about. A lot of work is needed to ensure I reach them by the end of 2021 though! If you want to see my …

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2021 Goal Progress – September

August was a pretty decent month in terms of goals. Increases across the board with finances, health/fitness has been pretty stable, and my other YouTube and personal development goals have all made progress. If you want to see my goals for 2021 and original starting points, with more explanation and background, check out my Goals …

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Struggling to Save Money? Try Raiz

Micro-investing apps can definitely help you save — don’t be scared of the monthly fee. Photo by olia danilevich from Pexels I’ve been using Raiz/Acorns for years. Other people use Spaceship and many other types of micro-investing apps. These apps round up your spending to the nearest dollar and then invest that money in your account for you …

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2021 Goal Progress – August

It was really valuable to complete my six month review of 2021 to evaluate where I am with all of my goals, the progress I've made, and most importantly to review where I need to direct more focus. I know what I need to do for the rest of 2021 and especially the key areas …

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2021 Goal Progress – July and 6 Month Review

Can't believe we are already half-way through 2021. It's gone so quickly! I've managed to achieve a lot in the first 6 months of 2021 and I've got a long way to go for a number of my goals for them to be achieved by the end of 2021. If you're a fan of numbers, …

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2021 Goal Progress – June

Just one month away from the half-way point for 2021! A lot has been happening this year, and creating these monthly goal reviews has really kept me on track and focused. May was interesting - quite a few changes with my finances, but I've been making really good progress with my PT business and a …

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FIRE Progress – April 2021

First FIRE progress update of 2021! Given my monthly updates towards my goals, which includes net worth, investing, and finances, I didn't think it was necessary to update my progress towards FIRE every month. Instead, I'm going to update my progress every 3-4 months and when I pass a large milestone. The first few months …

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2021 Goal Progress – April

This post was a little later than usual due to being on holiday and taking some time off from everything. Need to slowly return to my usual habits and keep focused on my goals. There weren't any major changes in March, but I made some really good progress on a number of goals! Especially financial! …

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Why Increasing Your Income Is Better Than Increasing Your Savings Rate

For those in the financial independence retire early mindset, we all know that your savings rate is extremely important in growing long-term wealth. But, there is a better, faster way to reach early retirement. Your savings rate and how much you can save is one of the most important things to do on your journey …

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How to Become a Millionaire and Retire Early (3 Steps)

Having enough money so you no longer need to work may seem out of our reach at first. However, given time and compounding interest, it’s a whole lot easier to achieve than you think. I’ve been a follower of the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement for a number of years now, with a goal …

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2021 Goal Progress – February

Is it just me, or is 2021 already flying by? Either way, another month, another progress review. This is my first progress review for 2021. Throughout January, I recognised that I was going very well towards most of my goals, but also knew that I probably wouldn't hit some of them. If you want to …

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FIRE Progress – January 2021 (+2020 FIRE Review)

First post of 2021! I made awesome progress on my FIRE goals over 2020. I was fortunate enough to have a very stable job, which has allowed me to keep earning and investing. I had a few goals in 2020 that I was aiming for, that were designed to keep me on my FIRE journey …

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2020 Goal Progress – November

Some good progress was made throughout October, mainly towards my goals centred around wealth. It's getting closer and closer to the end of 2021, so it's time to stay committed and focused. I'm already super excited about my goals for next year, after really thinking about what I want to achieve / have / do, …

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FIRE Progress – November 2020

We are coming into the final months of 2020, and it's great to see some progress towards my FIRE goals and numbers. Still an incredibly long way to go, but as you can see from my net worth growth, it's all a matter of principles, dedication, and time. If you want to see my previous …

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2020 Goal Progress – October

September was a bit of a slow month in a few areas. Not much growth across the board, but a few areas I'm happy with, and definitely areas that need some work. If you want to see a run down of each of my goals, with details on how I plan to achieve them, check …

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FIRE Progress – October 2020

Over the month of September, there wasn't any major changes across my accounts. Everything is pretty much where it was last month, with a few things going up. If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ Net Worth Throughout September, and at the start of …

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FIRE Progress – September 2020

September was an amazing month! I'm incredibly pleased with my net worth growth over August, if I keep this up, I'll be at $100,000 in no time! (well over it given my calculations below :P). If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ Net Worth …

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FIRE Progress – August 2020

Made some great progress with my net worth and other financial goals over July. If you want to see my previous posts on Financial Independence Retire Early, check it out here: https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/ During July, I saw increases in all my money accounts - which is always great to see. That meant that my net worth …

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FIRE Progress – July 2020

We are now 6 months into 2020! I've made some really good progress towards my net worth and investment portfolios. I've been able to really increase my portfolio value due to the market durntown for the few months before bouncing back to almost what it was. Net Worth For my net worth, it unfortunately dropped …

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2020 Goal Progress – June

Almost at the half-way point of the year and I've made a lot of progress. Next month, I'll be doing a mid-year review of all of my goals to examine my progress, and what I need to do to achieve them. May was a great month for my financial goals. I've been working really hard …

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FIRE Progress – June 2020

Throughout May, pretty much all of my money accounts (investments, savings, super) increased. At 1 June 2020, I was really happy to see that my total net worth crossed the $50,000 mark! It's really great to see this and to see how this has increased over time (and even this current year). While there was …

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2020 Goal Progress – May

Made some really good progress towards the more financial/wealth sides of things in April! Check out my post on my FIRE progress here. I've also made a lot of progress towards my Nathan Challenges Life YouTube channel - I'm now at 11 videos! It's been really fun delving into the realm of YouTube. I made …

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FIRE Progress – May 2020

From April to May, my networth increased by 29.3% to $44,166. It was quite a jump from April, but it probably jumped so much because my net worth actually decreased 14% throughout March to April - spurred on by the decreased amounts in investments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting close to my goal of …

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FIRE Progress – April 2020

From March to April, my net worth decreased by 14.1%, down to $31,222. My ASX portfolio, Super, as well as my other investments has taken a hit due to the market decline as a result of the coronavirus: At the start of April, my ASX portfolio is currently down a total of 14.09% since the …

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2020 Goal Progress – April

March was a very interesting month. My financial/wealth goals haven't really progressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic... well, that isn't entirely true. I am continuing to invest, and so while there is this market decline, it's great news for long-term investors (which includes myself). I made progress across a number of my other goals, some …

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FIRE Progress – March 2020

ASX: $41,132.64Net Worth: $35,627.36 From February, my net worth only went up 1.5%. My ASX portfolio, as well as my other investments has taken a hit due to the market decline as a result of fears of the coronavirus. My ASX portfolio is currently down 7.66% since the start of February 2020, and down $4,705 …

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2020 Goal Progress – February

Progress was made across a lot of my goals. For descriptive information for each of my goals, check out my Goals for 2020 post. Financial/Wealth Reach a net worth of $100,000Currently at $35,099, up from $25,677 - an increase of 27% since the start of January!Grow my Australian investment portfolio to $70,000Currently at $42,167, up …

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