Category Archives: Personal Situation

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 is

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 hit

November 2013 Net Worth Update

It was a rough month spending wise.  Shortly after we bought our new house earlier this year The Wife and I lit our first fire.  The next day we noticed that the entire house smelled of smoke.  We chalked it up to a dirty fireplace and decided to ignore it till the late summer when we

October 2013 Net Worth Update

IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED! It took almost 9 months but I am finally positive year to date. I think if the upcoming government shut down happens there will be some buying opportunities for my dividend fund but the history on what happens to the market when there is a government shutdown is iffy at best. My

September 2013 Net Worth Update

For the second time this year, and only a handful of times since I started tracking my net worth…my net worth is down.  But it is different than times in the past, because for some reason I am not bothered at all.  While I am not disillusioned to believe I am doing all I can

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 know