Category Archives: Personal Situation

Sometimes Ignoring Finances is Best

I haven’t posted in a few weeks because life has gotten serious (that’s the only way I can describe it.)  I have gotten into such a great routine with finances and have become quite disciplined in sticking to our budget that it usually seems second nature to me.  I like this because saying no to

Dealing With Forgotten Personal Finance Issues

Have you ever had that moment where momentum on all your financial goals halts because you somehow forgot about a planned bump in the road? I’m not talking about the surprises in life, like when a tree falls on your car or the basement floods.  I’m talking when its 3 weeks till Christmas and you

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