Where do I start? Well I guess our retirement is on track at $1.5M we breached the number, up $280k from the start of the year. We completed our refi to $845k @ 2% for 7 years. I saved June and July difference of $720 into Robinhood and have $1443. I'm investing it into VIOO (small cap index). It'll be an interesting experiment if I can significantly invest in VIOO and help offset the potential increase in rate. Of couse that's using the assumption I keep the house that long or don't refi again. We did with our numbers hit our FI before DH's 45 birthday so that's good. And no we aren't going to do it though. And interesting tidbit is we have saved since the beginning of 2021 $79476 and if we count last year's savings of $16k for Roth/ESA in january then we are at $95473 for the year. My end of year goal is $100k (so $6k or $22k). That $22k seems like a large stretch. $78k is about 29% of our gross saved.
Spending in June was pretty good. $669.45 groceries, $435.92 eating out, $438.91 dog, $519.73 (current trip gas and alcohol), $245.93 Gas (went camping and clamming), $400.63 Utilities plus other categories $3668. Not a terrible month. I was budgeting aroudn $3600 so we are on track.
I moved $9k to our brokerage today wiping out our sink fund. So we have $8k property taxes and no sink funds. Things I see in August are our auto insurance and kids activties we need to pay. I would guess around $3k. But we have $4k in our checking just sitting so I'm debating moving the next two paychecks $1000 each to sink or brokerage.
I have to admit once things go to our brokerage they don't ever come out. So it's basically gone like our retirement. I think that's why I struggle with moving money to our brokerage accounts from our cash savings.