Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hello, and welcome to my first blog post! I'm a 35 year old, living in Seattle with my husband and two lovely kids. I'm super motivated by reading all of your personal finance adventures, so I'd like to track my own progress.

As you can guess from my blog title, our long-term retirement plan is to move to Hawaii. Hawaii (and retirement!) is expensive, so we have a long way to go on our journey to making that dream a reality. I'd like to use this blog as a place to track our finances, retirement savings, regular spending, share our savings tips, & learn from all of you.

Thanks for joining me on this journey!


  1. Welcome to the blog world! :)! It sounds like you have a great goal..to retire in Hawaii and you are starting at a great age! Looking forward to following your successes!

  2. Hi! I just found your blog! Looks like y'all just got here to Hawaii, welcome! I love that you talk about budgeting on here. My husband and I are military and have been here for just about 5 months and are trying to stay within budget. I'd love to talk some time! I haven't posted on here recently, but that will change soon... but you can visit my blog at www.alohamilitarylife.blogspot.com