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I started my personal finance blog, myjourneytomillions, to share my personal financial situation in an anonymous way.  Sometimes I will highlight things that are going on in my  life that are not financial in nature.  In addition, in this category I share all my net worth updates.

Net Worth Update April 2017

I can't imagine anyone getting any type of benefit in reading whether my net worth went up or down in terms of a percentage of the prior month.  So why do I do it? Purely for selfish reasons.  Giving myself the fake deadline of preparing these posts once a month forces me to open the corresponding net worth spreadsheet and actually looking at my debts (the investment/asset part I check an unhealthy amount anyway). If you want to get deep into some financial voyeurism check out the Rockstar Finance Directory of Net Worth. My Gut Reaction to Net Worth Before Calculating Every month [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:20:23+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Personal Situation|3 Comments

Net Worth Update March 2017

Every month for the past few years I have calculated and shared the changes in my net worth.  They aren't particularly popular posts, nor do I expect them to be as I don't share actual numbers.  Why do I do it then? Accountability.  Granted, I know it is a false sense of accountability because if I miss a month or two no one will care, but nonetheless it forces me to 'answer' to my spreadsheet.  What I did or didn't do in the previous month is going to appear there either in the form of good investment moves or too much spending. [...]

By | 2017-03-01T15:06:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Personal Situation|1 Comment

Beautiful Switzerland

A friend of mine is currently visiting Switzerland on vacation. She has been posting pictures on Instagram nonstop. First it made me jealous and now it has enticed me to want to plan a trip there for myself. Scenery I think the number one factor as to why someone would want to visit is because of the scenery. From the Swiss Alps to the castles right from a story book, who wouldn’t want to experience this country? Some of the major sightseeing destinations are the Matterhorn, Jungfraujoch, Lake Geneva, Bern, Zurich, The Rhine Falls and Swiss National Park. I will admit that [...]

By | 2017-01-27T15:24:55+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Personal Situation|1 Comment

2017 Goals and Objectives

I can't believe I have the opportunity to write another one of these posts on this blog.  I have been writing these posts and their subsequent reviews for years.  Looking back at these posts is one of my favorite things about this blog; it allows me .  It allows me to look back a year later, review what I was thinking, and actually be honest with myself whether I met those goals and objectives.  This is not a resolution post.  A resolution post usually contain an end result rather than an actionable step to get there.  I find, for me, it is better [...]

By | 2017-01-05T14:48:23+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Personal Situation|1 Comment

Net Worth Update January 2017

With another month underway, albeit a big month, it is time to see how my net worth has fared.  I have been publicly tracking my net worth since January 2011 when I "zeroed" out my net worth so I can share my gains or losses every month since.   It is odd to me that I am in the minority of people who actually keep track of their net worth.  At the very least it provides you with the opportunity to think about whether you have made good or poor choices with regard to your finances that month.  At the most, tracking your [...]

By | 2017-01-02T21:11:18+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Personal Situation|0 Comments