$1000 Challenge and August Goals

Anyone interested in a little $1000 challenge?  Because after my bumpy spending habits last month I need a challenge to get me serious about saving again and I don’t want to do it alone.  I’ll say more about the challenge in a minute but first I’ll confess why I need this challenge.  I put nothing… Continue Reading

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

How the New 401(k) Disclosure Fees Are Providing Clarity to my 401(k)…Kind of

Earlier this year the Department of Labor released their final ruling to improve transparency of fees and expenses to workers*.  The approved regulations are set to provide more clarity to 401(k)s and how expenses are being rolled into these plans with or without your knowledge. In all honesty I didn’t give much thought to the… Continue Reading