Category Archives: Personal Situation

September 2012 Net Worth Update

Every month since January 2011 I have shared how my net worth has changed from the month before, year to date and even the growth since I started this experiment.  I share just the progress and not the actual numbers.This absolute zero method has its obvious draw backs like you don’t know if I startedContinue Reading

Taking Your Income for Granted

Reflecting on his self chosen lack of employment income, Sam from Financial Samurai asked his readers the question “Do You take your income for granted?”  the responses he received are fantastic and really got me thinking. As I read the post and all the comments all I could think is that, he (and his readers)Continue Reading

Personal Growth Leads to Success

I know Evan believes that accountability leads to success but I find those who are working towards financial security get so caught up on the numbers that they ignore a key aspect of success: personal growth.  When we invest time in ourselves we increase our earning potential through developing new skills.  When was the lastContinue Reading

Housing Update 5 Months Later

It has been 5 months since The Wife and I decided to take the plunge and put our house on the market.  Writing that makes me feel a whole hell of a lot better since it feels like infinity longer as The Wife is completely fed up with the process. My Housing Situation It wasn’t until threeContinue Reading

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhereContinue Reading

August 2012 Net Worth Update

I started calculating, recording and sharing some information about my net worth in January of 2011.  Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information. I am well aware of the shortcomings of the calculation method, but have promised that if I grow to 400% from that Jan 2011 number I wouldContinue Reading