Category Archives: Personal Situation

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 completed… Continue 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 my… Continue 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 checking… Continue Reading

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 ridiculous… Continue 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 Net… Continue 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 job… Continue Reading