My main goal is to build a portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal a couple months ago, but believe that it’s a worthwhile exercise to continue with my financial updates until the end of 1500 Days, so I continue.
It’s time to take a look back at June. First, I must tell you about the last piece of the FI puzzle which recently fell into place, just like this scene in Tetris:
I like to talk all high and mighty about how quitting my job will be a time to do all kinds of wonderful things; read, exercise, spend more time with the kids, volunteer, blah, blah, blah. While all of that is true, it won’t be all books and hikes. There is one activity that I’ve never mentioned, but I look greatly forward to.
I’m not one of those dudes who gets crazy into computer gaming. I haven’t played any kind of video or computer game since my teens. However, I have fond memories of my original Nintendo. I spent too much time on summer breaks playing Super Mario Brothers, Metroid and the Legend of Zelda. One of the things I want to do in retirement was play these games again. There are emulators and you can even buy old systems on eBay, but those options all seem like a lot of work for a potentially subpar experience.
Anyway, a couple weeks ago, I was doing my morning business (yes, pooping) when: BOOM! This popped up in my news feed:
For only $60, I can buy an official Nintendo machine with most of the games that I loved. Woot!
I have cleared my last retirement hurdle.
Performance Update: June
June was loaded with excitement: Trump! Brexit! By the end of the month, the markets had mostly righted themselves and my portfolio have recovered. I started the month at $1,120,445 and ended about $10,000 higher at $1,131,764. This is a new end-of-month high: