500th Post: Site and General Updates

This is my 500th post to the blog!

It seems like I haven't been doing this for that long but I have reached this milestone. I'll admit that my posts aren't always timely with compressed work schedules and work travel but I do try to catch up within a few days time.

Here are some updates:

101 goals in 1001 days progress:

  • 5 more items completed
  • Mostly Financial Goals
  • Am falling behind!
Other things of note:
  • This site has moved from purely finance to travel and finance combined
  • My financial health has substantially improved since I started the site
  • The goal of this site keeping me on track is working very well
  • I still make mistakes and spend money on stupid things like the occasional big bar tab
  • I have learned a lot over the past couple of years!
I originally started this site as something to do when I was bored. It slowly has evolved into a personal finance and travel diary of sorts that I share with the world. I am sure it is boring and pointless to most but it helps me to get closer to my own life goals. For me, that is all that matters!

I have made a few dollars from the site through ads but nothing to support myself or write home about. To help come up with content I now read other sites regularly and gain knowledge as well as other benefits as a result. I have formed better habits on spending, budgeting, and saving and still have plenty of room to improve. My eyes are set on the prize: Financial freedom to travel the world as I please or to stop and work as I please. Getting out of the 9 to 5 grind and see our great world out there. I don't want to stare at a computer until I am 70. There is just too much to see and do in this world.