Category Archives: Personal Situation

August 2013 Net Worth Update

Haven’t posted in about a week since I was taking a quick 3 day vacation on Fire Island with The Wife, The Boy and another couple (with their two kids).  Waking up on the beach at the Boss Man’s house is exactly the type of thing that motivates me to stay focused financially.  I knowContinue Reading

July 2013 Net Worth Update

June 2013 to July 2013 has been a pretty flat month for me in terms of net worth.  I think this mainly has to do with when some payments clear (i.e. not paying my mortgage till the first of the month, etc.).  This may make July 2013 look way better than it should, but maybeContinue Reading

Can’t Believe How Much My Financial Life Has Changed

I had the sudden urge to go through my ever growing mail pile on my kitchen table (that urge may or may not have been nurtured by The Wife).  In that pile were 3 credit cards I had to activate due to the old ones being expired.  Currently, The Wife and I only use 2Continue Reading

June 2013 Net Worth Update

May was a great a month, financially, as I officially finished up my first set of short term financial goals.  To keep my ADD ridden focus on my finances I came up with the idea of setting up “short term” financial goals in the amount of $5,000.  It took about 6 weeks but I completedContinue Reading

Completed My First Short Term Financial Goals and My New Set of Short Term Financial Goals

Since selling my first home and moving into my second earlier this year I had noticed that I haven’t been as focused when it came to goals regarding my finances, so I knew had to come up with a plan.  The idea, while not perfect, was to create short-term financial goals that would keep myContinue Reading

May 2013 Net Worth Update

Had a pretty good month money wise, but it was mostly because I got a larger than average tax refund.  On the one hand I am bothered that I am giving the government a tax free loan, but on the other, it feels freaking fantastic to get an unexpected lump sum deposited into my checkingContinue Reading