Category Archives: Personal Situation

Short Term Savings Investment and Debt Goals

My financial life for the past couple years has been really focused on accumulating as much cash as possible for the house purchase.  While I saved, invested and paid down debt my real focus was cash.  With the new house paid for that part of my life is over right now, and it feels ridiculousContinue Reading

April 2013 Net Worth Update

For the first time in 2013 I finally had a positive net worth growth month over month.  This has been particularly painful for me since I only had one or two months of down months in all of 2011 and 2012.  Hopefully this isn’t the last month of positive growth for 2013! Calculating my NetContinue Reading

Recalculating My Monthly Nut

It has been about a year since I calculated my monthly nut so it is about time I lay it on the line for both readers and myself.  I would hate to lie to myself about my family’s spending. What is a Monthly Nut? A monthly nut is your fixed costs, month to month, absent jobContinue Reading

February 2013 Net Worth Update

After my terrible January I was excited for February for both personal and monetary reasons.  Overall February was a much better month in the mental health department.  The Wife and I are adapting to our new home pretty nicely.  Actually it has been a lot smoother than I expected with just a few hiccups (likeContinue Reading

January 2013 Net Worth Update – Thank F’n God its Over!

I am very excited to have made it out of January 2013 alive and without a drinking problem as it was filled with some great highs mixed in with some terrible, awful lows.   First, The Wife and I moved out of the home we started our family (and somewhere along the line became adultsContinue Reading

The World Lost a Great Personal Finance Role Model

On Friday, January 18, 2013, The Wife’s grandmother passed away.  She died while we were closing on our new home and no one called us to tell us until hours after to let us have a good memory of that day.  She was 92 years old and up to her last moments was sharp asContinue Reading