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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.

Net Worth Update February 2019

I have been keeping track of my net worth and sharing my gains and losses on here for years.  Honestly, I can't believe how long it took me to start tracking my net worth.  I am not sure how many people actually track their assets and debts outside of the personal finance world, but I am sure that if more people did the state of America's finances would be in a better place. Thoughts Before Calculating: I usually have a feeling as to how my family has done over the past month.  The past few updates were rough mainly due to end of year spending and the atrocious [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:33:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|Personal Situation|2 Comments

2019 Goals and Objectives

I can't believe this will be the 10th one of these I have written one of these blog posts!  When I wrote my first "goals and objectives" post way back in January of 2009 I could not have possibly imagined my life today.  I am sure I am not alone in that sentiment, hell, I am sure everyone that takes a look back on their life after a decade feels that way!  These posts, like my net worth updates, are what actually keeps me blogging and this website alive.  They give me something to look back at and ask if I have [...]

By |2019-01-08T16:53:20+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Reviewing my Goals and Objectives for 2018

Every year since I started this blog I have created Goals and Objectives for myself, and since I write down those goals and objectives it is only appropriate to actually review and grade myself.  I find the process to be a little different than simply giving myself an easy to ignore new year's resolution.  I start with an overarching theme and then apply that theme to different aspects of my life.  Last year in my Goals and Objectives post, I wrote that, [In 2018] I want to focus on growth through systematic processes.  Specifically, I want to build strong foundations in some [...]

By |2019-01-15T10:47:58+00:00December 19th, 2018|Personal Situation|0 Comments

Net Worth Update December 2018

I first started tracking my net worth and then sharing my gains and loses way back in January 2013.  I absolutely regret not starting earlier, especially when this site was started a few years prior! I believe that every adult would benefit from seeing how their short term personal finance decisions are playing out over the course of a month, months or years, and the easiest way to do that is with a net worth statement. Thoughts before calculating: I usually have a feeling of how my net worth has performed for the prior month.  Usually it is based on market performance [...]

By |2019-01-15T09:44:22+00:00December 4th, 2018|Personal Situation|0 Comments

November 2018 Net Worth Update

Every month for the past few years I have calculated my net worth and shared the ups and downs with whoever would like to take a peak into see how I have done.  I truly believe that if more people actually did this monthly ritual our country's personal finances (as a whole) would be in a much better spot.  There is something therapeutic and scary about calculating your net worth, having to be accountable to even just yourself can do wonders for behavioral finance. My thoughts Before Calculating my Net Worth:  I usually have a feeling about how I have done the [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:14:15+00:00November 1st, 2018|Personal Situation|2 Comments