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 would

Em’s Journey to Millions: Hello World & 2012 Goals

One day before my 26th birthday, Evan approached me with a chance to be a cowriter on this blog. Could I share the progress I make on my personal and financial goals, and give insight on my strategies for achieving these goals? I was immediately ecstatic at the thought of having a place that holds

Generating Income During Retirement with the Internet

The Wall Street Journal highlighted some unusual ways to boost income during retirement but I felt like the article left a lot to be desired in both what it included and what it was missing. Unlike most articles produced by the journal this piece felt like it was quickly put together without much thought or

Refinance Today- With or Without Equity

Have you heard about the low interest rates available to refinance your mortgage so many times that you are tuning it out? Rates have fallen to record lows for 11 of the past 12 weeks. The headlines keep sounding the same note: Record low rates, record low rates, record low rates! Don’t let the noise

Are Gym Memberships A Waste Of Money?

There is no doubt that life at the moment is stressful for most of us. An unstable economy and rising prices means we have to stretch our hard-earned money even further. Many little luxuries that you used to enjoy have to be given up to set aside more money for increased bills and even food.