Category Archives: Personal Situation

Our Credit Card Spending November to December

I read an inspiring post on Financial Samurai titled, “Credit Card Enlightenment: Track Your Expenses Wisely” that made me want to get a handle on monthly expenditures, but as explained before I feel like I started in the wrong month, but oh well!  Unlike my net worth updates, I am going to provide exact dollars

Happy First Birthday My Boy!

Dear Christian, I can’t believe that it was about this time one year ago when your mom (a/k/a The Wife) said the scariest words I have ever heard in my life “My Water Just Broke!”  I proceeded to act like a stereotypical male running around packing bags and getting dressed when she informed me we

December 2011 Net Worth Update

December 2011 Net Worth Update

November was a mixed month as I celebrated (yet again) my 30th birthday and I had a great thanksgiving weekend, but fiscally speaking it was sub-par at best and frustrating at worst.  Despite increasing my 401(k) contributions, saving more liquid cash than average and buying more dividend paying stocks then I ever had before I

My Thanksgiving Weekend

I mentioned last month that I wanted to personalize my blog a bit more and I think the best way to do so is to share a little bit about my life that has absolutely nothing to do with finances.  Blasphemy, right? In addition, I think it will be really cool to look through my

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Hobby?

How Much is Too Much to Spend on a Hobby?

  I am not sure if it is sad or not, but my main hobby is this blog and building my online empire, however, as many people would guess that it isn’t a very physical hobby.  Then throw in the fact that I sit at a desk all day and it all equals a not