1 05, 2017

May 2017 Net Worth Update

By | 2017-05-01T16:48:08+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Personal Situation|0 Comments

With another month in the books it is time for me to calculate my net worth and share with anyone reading whether it has increased or decreased.  .  Since I am not sharing actual numbers, I know this exercise is mainly done for my benefit, however, maybe it'll inspire someone to start their own net worth spreadsheet. My Gut Reaction to Net Worth Before Calculating Every month I have a feeling of how I did the previous month.  Some times I am way off and sometimes I am right on point.  Usually, these are negative feelings, but not this month.  I had a few [...]

30 04, 2017

Mobile Businesses

By | 2017-05-03T20:58:14+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

With technology being the focus of most businesses these days, the idea of a mobile office and even a mobile business is becoming more and more popular. A mobile office is the idea that all functions done in the office are now able to be done remotely or on the go. A mobile business is an entire business that is on the go, a business without a brick and mortar location. Both of these ideas are made possible because of advancements in technology such as wifi, bluetooth, smart phones and the internet. Examples of Mobile Businesses There are many industries that are [...]

30 04, 2017

How Does the LA Economy Compare to the Rest of the Nation?

By | 2017-04-30T09:35:58+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Economics|2 Comments

The city of Los Angeles has come a long way since its quiet start nearly 150 years ago. What started as a small farming community with deep cultural and religious underpinnings grew into a bustling urban center, now well-known for its elite residents and big, cutting edge business environment. The city’s economy has grown exponentially over the years, thanks in part to a population of more than 10 million people churning out gross domestic product of nearly $700 billion. The companies that call LA home span widely in industry and size, but there is a notable wind of creativity, innovation, and diversity [...]

26 04, 2017

Investing in Energy 101: How to Start Strong and Go Long

By | 2017-04-26T14:35:03+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Investments|0 Comments

Investing in the stock market has historically been one of the easiest and most effective ways to build wealth. You don't need a large sum of money to get started and it's possible to build a healthy portfolio of profitable stocks relatively quickly. When you buy stocks, you're actually buying a share of ownership in a company that has been publicly listed on the stock exchange. The objective is to invest in stocks that will make you money over the long term. Ways to Invest in Stocks If you're like most people, your idea of investing in stocks might be to buy [...]

24 04, 2017

Calculating Micro Prepayments on my Mortgage

By | 2017-04-21T09:57:30+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Debt|0 Comments

For the past few years, I have rounded up my mortgage payment to the nearest $100.  It isn't a ton of money, and to be honest I don't even give it much thought.  Normally I just throw away the statement without even opening it, and then last week for whatever reason I actually opened it.  I saw the remaining balance and I began to actually think about those few extra dollars.  Not because it is a lot, but rather, on a level of curiosity.  Am I really saving that much interest? Did it really change my amortization table?  Should I continue to [...]