September 2014 Dividend Research and Account Update

While I missed August’s screen every other month for the past two years I share my process to screen for undervalued dividend paying stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for 20 or more years.  Since I didn’t do any research I didn’t buy or sell any stocks in this account for the month

Coming Up With a Debt Repayment Plan

Part of my post-summer refocus is to get back to some of the basics with regards to my family’s personal finances.  First step was to reassess my family’s cash flow and make the appropriate changes.  Second step is to take a look at my debt, and come up with a plan. As of September 1st I have

Creating a New Cash Flow Chart for my Family

It took The Wife and I about a year of marriage before we created a cash flow strategy that worked for us and the last time the strategy was even looked into was 2011!  While we could continue down the same path, The Wife and I decided it was time to switch it up a bit due

September 2014 Net Worth Update

For the first time in two and a half years I failed to update my net worth (either on my spreadsheet or on this blog).  The fantastic summer I have had this year has really derailed me in both in terms of keeping up with my blog and my personal finance goals.  Now that it

Regaining Focus After a Crazy Summer

To say I have had a great, but busy, summer is an understatement.  Starting way back in May it has been crazy around my house.  The Wife, the boy and I went to Disney inviting our mothers with us.   Then in June we had a trip to The Wife’s family in PA as well

Is Making Extra Payments on your Home Loan a Good Idea?

If you have the ability to make some extra payments on your home loan it can be tempting to do so in order to try and reduce your interest payments as well as paying the loan off in a shorter timescale. Even if you just pay an extra $30 per month it can make a