Booked some upcoming weekend travel for this spring and summer. I’m trying to figure out whether I can do a US trip this summer / fall, but the flight prices are so expensive now that Japan has reopened for tourism and now apparently everyone else in the world must be traveling here. Even award flight availability is pretty scarce as the airlines would much rather fill the plane with people willing to pay a premium to be there. I’m checking flights every few days but still waiting for a good itinerary to open up.

Workwise, my current assignment is wrapping up so I’m browsing for my next project. It’s holiday season in Japan (Golden Week) so the work pace likely won’t pick up much until the 2nd week of May, which is totally fine by me! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿน Looking forward to relaxing a bit before my next engagement.

Here’s a summary of my financial position this month:

Description 04/23
Total Expenses $3,918.80
Gross Income $5,425.25
Taxes $941.69
Net Income $4,483.56
Savings $564.76
Savings Rate 12.6%
Net Worth $426,687.14

Projected time to FI (assuming 6% growth and 4% withdrawal rate): 7 years, 3 months.