Category Archives: Personal Situation

My Steps to a Healthier Life

What can I do today to make tomorrow better?  I try to answer this question on days when I’m struggling to eat properly or on days when I feel cruddy because I’ve eaten poorly.  Many people struggle day in and day out to eat the way they think they should eat.  Whether it’s to lose

August recap and September Goals

How did your $1000 Challenge go?  Mine went phenomenally, but more on that after I address my other August goals. Read King Lear: Success!  I actually read 2 other books as well, some investing book and The Well Trained Mind. $500 extra towards mortgage: Success! I hope to be able to add an extra $1000

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 started

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)

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 last

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 three