Cracking Retirement looks back on 2017 and looks forward with joy to what 2018 will bring.
Road to One Million: Happy New Year dear readers! It’s 2018, the 3rd year of our journey towards financial independence. There is a lot behind us. 2017 meant a lot of happiness and unfortunately also a bit of sadness for us. All together it has been a good year, and from a financial perspective it definitely feels good. Of course it is time to do a year end review, therefore instead of feelings, let the numbers talk!
David Cox from I Retired Young has just completed his first full year of early retirement. He has written 4 posts looking back to assess what went right, what went wrong, and what worked differently from what he originally expected. In this post he talks about the money.
“We don’t budget, have no financial targets, and make no use of a yearly financial model or plan.” Still, the Divnomics couple compiled an interesting article looking back on 2017 and taking a philosophical look ahead to the future.
Carl from MoneyMow can be happy as he will get married in 2018. Also, he made +170% gain with his cryptocurrency investments in 2017 and looks back on his first year of blogging.
In 2015 Pollies Dividend stumbled upon the idea of “ Work Freedom Day”. This is the day of the year where you’ve accumulated enough dividend income during the year to no longer need to work. This Work Freedom Day is introduced by Dividend Life. As he wrote, for early retirees, that day would be January 1st but for many of us still on the FI Journey it’ll be somewhat later in the year.