Personal Situation

//Personal Situation

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.

December 2017 Net Worth Update

I have been particularly excited and anxious about this month's net worth update.  Excited because the market is on a ridiculous tear and a really good portion of my net worth is tied up in marketable securities.  I am also pretty anxious about it, because I have seen this movie before! There is nothing in the market's history which indicates that the broad market hockey stick growth is sustainable.   If I had to guess all it means is that 2018 will have some down months. But, until that happens, let the good feelings continue! This month will also be very interesting to [...]

By | 2017-11-30T16:49:56+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Personal Situation|2 Comments

Happy 36th Birthday to Myself!

It is pretty unbelievable that this is my 9th public blog acknowledgement of another year being alive on this spinning rock!  Going through some of those old posts it really is amazing how much my life has changed.  It isn't shocking that my life has changed in the course of 9 years, it is that I have the posts to look back at and try to reflect on my mindset when they were written. My 27th Birthday Post My 28th Birthday Post My 29th Birthday Post My 30th Birthday Post My 31st Birthday Post My 32nd Birthday Post My 33rd Birthday Post [...]

By | 2017-11-13T00:09:27+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Net Worth Update November 2017

While I love preparing my dividend watch list posts, updating my net worth is the absolute favorite post of the month for me to prepare and write.  Prior to writing this introduction I responded to the following comment from 'Jim', Enjoying the site. Personally, I don’t see the point of posting the “Net worth” statement each month if it only has % increases/decreases. Just not enough detail to be meaningful as a benchmark comparison. I’m currently struggling with the same question of whether or not to include detailed numbers on my own site. Since the site is mostly “anonymous”, what’s the worry? [...]

By | 2017-11-24T15:14:57+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Personal Situation|2 Comments

October 2017 Net Worth Update

With another month in the books, it is time to take stock of whether my net worth increased or decreased.  I can't express how important this exercise is for me, and as such, this post is usually my favorite to write each month.  I don't think I am alone considering how many sites, forums, apps, etc., exist to calculate and share this number. Prior to calculating the number, I like to take a moment to think about whether it went up or down.  It gives me a few minutes to actively think about whether I made good or bad decisions the previous 30 [...]

By | 2017-11-27T22:04:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Personal Situation|8 Comments

Is Gambling Online a Viable Way to Make an Extra Buck?

For years, online gambling in the United States was out of the question. Even though, in the early 2000s, the US was one of the biggest markets for online poker and casino operators, a federal law signed in 2006 by George W. Bush put an end to this situation instantly. Since then, US citizens were only able to play online casino games and online poker at brave offshore operators in a legal gray zone, with little to no hopes to do the same legally. Things changed, though, when a DoJ opinion put it into the individual states' hands to regulate or ban [...]

By | 2017-10-09T09:05:56+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Personal Situation|2 Comments