October 2015 Net Worth Update

For the past few years, I would take a few minutes at the beginning of each month to calculate my net worth.  I then share how much it has grown (or recently shrank) both month over month and year to date. Calculating my Net Worth My Assets My Cash Savings Accounts – I only really… Continue Reading

Why Aren’t More Companies Going Public?

I recently read a very interesting article from Market Watch titled, “Even Companies are Avoiding the Stock Market” which provided some very interesting stats about the size and attributes of the stock market. The Size of the United States Stock Market When you are discussing the stock market as a whole most people go right… Continue Reading

Know the Basics before Investing in Bonds

Anyone who wants to retire comfortably needs to use investments to build a comfortable nest egg. Stocks and bonds offer much higher interest rates than savings accounts and certificates of deposits do, giving individuals higher rates of return. While many people have at least basic knowledge about stocks and the stock market, only a few… Continue Reading

The Only Thing Most People Don’t Buy When on Sale

For someone who is really into their personal finances there is nothing more infuriating than hearing someone justify an unneeded purchase by saying it was “on sale.”  I don’t care if that bag or watch was marked down from $1,000 to $500 if you didn’t really need or have plans on buying the item anyway! … Continue Reading

Keeping Track of My 2015 Football Activity

The only sport I pay attention to is Football, and boy do I really get into it!  Ever year I put money towards a few leagues without any record of whether this is a profitable endeavor.  I am going to change that this year!  Maybe if I can figure out a pattern over a few… Continue Reading