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I started my personal finance blog, myjourneytomillions, to share my personal financial situation in an anonymous way.  Sometimes I will highlight things that are going on in my  life that are not financial in nature.  In addition, in this category I share all my net worth updates.

February 2018 Net Worth Update

With the first month done in 2018 it is time to update my net worth spreadsheet.  Writing this introduction prior to updating the spreadsheet, my gut is telling me that it is not going to be a good month for a few reasons.  The first is because The Wife's new business is now underway with payments going out, but few payments coming in (yet).  The second reason is that The Wife and I stepped up our travel game - going up to ski in Vermont with really good friends, booking Mexico for our family and Ireland just for us two for our [...]

By | 2018-02-01T00:14:04+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Personal Situation|8 Comments

January 2018 Net Worth Update

I can't believe it is 2018 already! I really feel like 2017 flew.  If you track your net worth (and I absolutely think every adult should track his or her net worth) then the year end is particularly exciting despite it not really mattering.  The end of year, resolutions and 'starting over' has always seemed odd to me - why does someone need an arbitrary date to being good habits?  Notwithstanding, I am guilty of creating goals for 2018 and even being particularly excited about updating my year end net worth statement. My Net Worth Calculation Creating a net worth statement is pretty simple.  All [...]

By | 2018-01-02T12:36:21+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Personal Situation|4 Comments

2018 Goals and Objectives

I love going through my goals and objectives year after year.  It gives me an opportunity to really think about the changes that have occurred over the past year and then in the larger scheme of things the past 9 years of keeping this site active.  My first annual goals post was way back in January of 2009.  I was one year into what turn into a decade+ career, a newlywed, and childless! It is really easy to blink and see how much has changed!  Every year I write mostly specific goals that I can act upon.  For me, this works a [...]

By | 2018-01-02T12:59:32+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Reviewing my 2017 Goals and Objectives

Every year since I started this blog I have gone through my goals and objectives for the upcoming year.  Usually there is an overarching theme I like to give myself.  Like my net worth posts, I know the exercise is done mostly for me; although what owner of a public blog doesn't like some feed back!  For calendar year 2017 my overarching goal was to keep up the intensity.  Specifically I wrote, Last year [2016] my overlying goals and objective theme was that I was getting too complacent, and more specifically, it was time to get over the fact that good is the enemy of [...]

By | 2018-01-08T21:29:13+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Personal Situation|0 Comments

December 2017 Net Worth Update

I have been particularly excited and anxious about this month's net worth update.  Excited because the market is on a ridiculous tear and a really good portion of my net worth is tied up in marketable securities.  I am also pretty anxious about it, because I have seen this movie before! There is nothing in the market's history which indicates that the broad market hockey stick growth is sustainable.   If I had to guess all it means is that 2018 will have some down months. But, until that happens, let the good feelings continue! This month will also be very interesting to [...]

By | 2018-01-22T23:10:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Personal Situation|4 Comments