I’m back from my US trip, having visited with family for a couple of weeks. JPY has started strengthening slightly from its lows of last year, but I was still glad to have USD reserves to use during my trip. My impression of the US was vaguely post-apocalyptic at times (my trip to a Reno Walmart especially comes to mind), but it was still good to see family after more than three years apart.
Financially, I performed a Roth conversion before the end of the year deadline. I also was able to get a discounted copy of TurboTax during their annual post-Christmas sale, so I’ve got my US tax preparations to look forward to in the next few months.
Here’s a summary of my financial position at this point:
Projected time to FI (assuming 6% growth and 4% withdrawal rate): 6 years, 0 months.