Our 2015 Living Expenses: $32,080 – Not Too Shabby!

Mr. Enchumbao

I work for a large investment management company helping people save for traditional retirement. During my spare time, I help others save for financial independence and early retirement by writing for Enchumbao. My journey to FI began in 2012. I was in a lot of debt back then, but I turned things around and became debt free a few years later. My wife and I reached financial independence in 2017 and are preparing to retire by 2020.

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6 Responses

  1. LM says:

    117% increase for el azaroso.. forget about Social Security and COLA increases, that welfare cat lives the high life in the Enchumbao household XD.

    But seriously now, thanks for sharing. This is all very encouraging to all of us on the FI pursuit to compare notes and see how we are doing!

    • Wow, I didn’t even realize what a huge increase that was! That conniving azaroso already eats better than me. Watch him hint at getting medicaid next year!

      You’re welcome. It’s a fun post to put together because as we put down every line item, it makes us really analyze them. By the time we’re ready to pull the plug on the 9to5s we’ll be able to predict with extreme accuracy how the spending will go. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Bob ;) says:

    Great article! Thanks for the share. Now we will have to strive to reach that amount as well 🙂

  3. Nice breakdown! I was just working on our numbers, and it looks like our spending is pretty close to yours. Though we don’t have subsidized housing 😉

    • LOL. Including the rental income as part of that equation makes it feel worthwhile when I get a call to repair something at someone else’s apartment instead of mine!
      I can’t wait to see your numbers. Thanks for stopping by.

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