Category Archives: Personal Situation

February 2014 Net Worth Update

One of my goals in 2014 was to have a conversation with the partners at my firm about my base pay.  It was amazing how easy they made the conversation!  We came to a very agreeable outcome.  I still believe I am being paid under what I might be able to get elsewhere, but IContinue Reading

January 2014 Net Worth Update

I can’t believe it has been almost 3 years since I started tracking my net worth on my personal finance blog.  Every month I take a look at my assets and expenses, as well as, a quick look at my short term financial goals. My Short Term Financial Goals To keep myself focused I give myselfContinue Reading

My 2014 Goals and Objectives

For the past couple of years I have listed out my goals and objectives for the upcoming year.  One of my favorite things about running a personal finance blog is that I can actually go back, and see a glimpse of what was happening in my life at that time.  For example, my 2010 GoalsContinue Reading

My December 2013 Net Worth Update

On November’s Net Worth Update a commenter made note that my net worth has not increased nearly as much as the market.  My initial reaction was to think about all that was done financially this year (house purchase, house repairs, etc.), but upon further thought it leads me to the question of whether correlation isContinue Reading

An Investment Club Update

Earlier this year I started an investment club with some friends. The idea was simple; each member would put in an initial $500 and an automatic $100 contribution every month.  After the first month I didn’t have very high hopes for the investment club’s survival.  It took us a few months but we finally hitContinue Reading