@brandyalexslammer That's a seriously great amount of progress in five years. Excellent work!
This is probably my last check-in (for now)! I'll be en route to Hong Kong for August. I love that these posts are filed under "accountability" because they really have helped keep me accountable, especially in the early days of saving for this trip. Travel Fund: Original check-in a year ago, July 2013: $3,264.99 July 2014: $14,051.32 Catch y'all later!
@greyeminence It definitely made me wonder what the one thing was going to be.
@Cup of T Asia! My first stop is Hong Kong for just a week, then I'm flying to Hanoi and plan to spend a month in Vietnam. After that, we'll see. It's an open-ended trip so it will be over when I run out of money and/or come home crying for my mommy.
@rhinoceranita You've nearly cut it in half. Great job!
Travel Fund: May 2014 – $13,453.20 June 2014 - $13,712.86 One month until my last day at work, two months until departure!
I love movie theatre fake butter sludge and I will not apologize for it. Except to my stomach lining. Sorry, stomach lining!
If we want to reference the "Are you a Bert?" muppet post from the other day, I am a Telly Monster. Worrying is my M.O. I think in ways, being a little more carefree is beneficial (especially for one's sense of well-being), but my inner Telly has taught me to be a good saver because you never know what could happen.
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I'm not planning on having kids but I know my circumstances may change in any number of ways in the future. I want to travel long-term (and I will be later this summer!) so my way of getting to that was starting an emergency savings account with a specific goal. Once I reached it, I opened up a separate account for travel. Some of that account is allocated for "resettlement" funds when I return. It's nice to know I won't be totally broke when I get back. When I do get back and (hopefully) find a new job, I plan to start contributing more to the original emergency account.
I'm definitely of a Bert and also a Telly. Remember Telly? He's the anxious monster. I need to embrace my inner Ernie and Grover a little more.