Yearly Archives: 2012

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhereContinue Reading

August 2012 Net Worth Update

I started calculating, recording and sharing some information about my net worth in January of 2011.  Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information. I am well aware of the shortcomings of the calculation method, but have promised that if I grow to 400% from that Jan 2011 number I wouldContinue Reading

Refinance Today- With or Without Equity

Have you heard about the low interest rates available to refinance your mortgage so many times that you are tuning it out? Rates have fallen to record lows for 11 of the past 12 weeks. The headlines keep sounding the same note: Record low rates, record low rates, record low rates! Don’t let the noiseContinue Reading

How the New 401(k) Disclosure Fees Are Providing Clarity to my 401(k)…Kind of

Earlier this year the Department of Labor released their final ruling to improve transparency of fees and expenses to workers*.  The approved regulations are set to provide more clarity to 401(k)s and how expenses are being rolled into these plans with or without your knowledge. In all honesty I didn’t give much thought to theContinue Reading