Category Archives: Personal Situation

I Feel Guilty Making Unnecessary Purchases

I have this character trait that is probably odd/weird/annoying to those that don’t actually write on their own personal finance blog; I feel literally guilty when I even think about the action of purchasing items I don’t need.  It is almost like buyer’s remorse prior to actually purchasing the item.  But it gets worse, I

My Family’s Cash Flow Chart

I was speaking with a buddy the other day and he was asking about how The Wife and I handle our cash flow.  Actually he was making fun of the complexity of it.  I figured I should prove him wrong and actually create a flow chart rather than explain it orally. The Wife and I

September Net Worth Update–Nominated for a Plutas Edition

Earlier this year I started tracking my net worth, but wasn’t entirely comfortable putting the number completely out there, so I came up with a system where I on January 18, 2011 I took my positive net worth made it a zero.  Feel free to check out my absolute zero net worth post.  This way

How Have I Increased My Net Worth 50% This Year

Someone commented on my most recent Net Worth that really got me thinking about how I have continued to increase my net worth this year.  First a disclaimers: I am no where near a high net worth individual.  Despite being the same percentage (50%) it should be pretty obvious that getting from $1,000 to $1,500

August 2011 Net Worth Update Look Where I Came From Edition

August 2011 Net Worth Update Look Where I Came From Edition

In January of 2011 I started tracking my net worth, but I wasn’t comfortable putting the number out there, so I came up with a system where I calculated my net worth and made that number a zero.  This way I can share my gains and loses.  Thankfully since January I have only  had gains

Half Way Through 2011 Reviewing my Goals and Objectives

I religiously check out all the blogs on my blogroll and today I came across an article that really caught my attention by Crystal who writes over at Budgeting in The Fun Stuff.   It wasn’t a breakthrough in Personal Finance or a new tax code, rather it was her post holding herself accountable to her