Monthly Archives: August 2012

Increasing My Annual Income 10%

Do you know how much your annual income increases each year? Does it even matter?  For me, knowing that bit of information is a pivotal aspect of my financial success.  Knowing how much you made one year compared to the previous can help you quickly gauge if you’re properly handling your money.  If you earnedContinue Reading

A Covered Call Traditional IRA Update–The Great, The Good and The Bad

After years of largely ignoring my small traditional IRA I decided in March of this year it was about time to try out a covered call investment strategy I had thought about for a long time. The plan was to find undervalued equities with a market cap of at least $200 Million, a positive P/E,Continue Reading

Taking Your Income for Granted

Reflecting on his self chosen lack of employment income, Sam from Financial Samurai asked his readers the question “Do You take your income for granted?”  the responses he received are fantastic and really got me thinking. As I read the post and all the comments all I could think is that, he (and his readers)Continue Reading

Personal Growth Leads to Success

I know Evan believes that accountability leads to success but I find those who are working towards financial security get so caught up on the numbers that they ignore a key aspect of success: personal growth.  When we invest time in ourselves we increase our earning potential through developing new skills.  When was the lastContinue Reading

Housing Update 5 Months Later

It has been 5 months since The Wife and I decided to take the plunge and put our house on the market.  Writing that makes me feel a whole hell of a lot better since it feels like infinity longer as The Wife is completely fed up with the process. My Housing Situation It wasn’t until threeContinue Reading

How Families are Dealing with the Recession

Post by Sophie a UK Writer Many in the United States do not have to worry about austerity (yet) but I feel like that the average family in the UK is changing and adapting to survive with the austerity measures that seem to be taking hold around Europe? The first unofficial change that seems toContinue Reading