Sorry this is a few days late – my Life Insurance statement hadn’t come in the mail yet; yes, the mail. This is another reason I’m going to dump it. I like to have everything online at my fingertips and I can’t see this account online yet. So tt wasn’t too bad of a month across [...]
We’re looking up again this month – looks like the mutual funds are coming back a little bit this month. Both the wife and I had good 401k returns this month. The house dropped a bit, but that’s to be expected, but overall we’re looking up again.
Photo by: matangueroThis week I found myself fighting back the elusive CPU quota exceeded errors I was getting from Bluehost.com because I was getting a lot of hits from the Magic Quadrant of Personal Finance and “Why is it taboo to talk salary?” posts I tossed out this week. I like it because of the [...]
I’ve had 2 posts worth of BAD investing decisions so far (1, 2). I didn’t want people to think I’ve not made any GOOD decisions, because I have, just not as many yet. I’m still young, had no financial education, and had some bad financial advice early in my career. But I’m riding the wave [...]
This week had a lot of ups and downs. CNN posted a pretty sweet article on timing what Uncle Sam gets but Brett Favre hung up his cleats also. The weather was sunny in the Pacific northwest for the first time since the rain started back in May, so that’s a good thing…
We all know the importance of financial well-being, yet many of us are self-taught when it comes to figuring out the best way to manage our expenses, grow our savings and learn how to invest for the future. But what about our kids?
Photo by: meyshanworldThis week wasn’t so great – the stock market was down, so investments were down, and on top of it someone broke into my car and stole my stereo, DVD/TV setup all while tearing up the inside of my car. Ugh, that’ll hit the ol’ expense book and will hinder the 4k I [...]
I’ve been asked about credit tips a few times since starting this blog so I figured I’d knock out 2 birds (actually 4 emails) with one stone… I’m always up for getting ahead financially when I can, and a good credit score can be a good place to start. However, I haven’t had a need [...]
Welp, the landscaping and deck building this past week dug deep into the e-fund and overall numbers so they’re not really as bad as they show up because they should both pay off more than the 8k-ish spent on them.
So I refined the ol’ net worth to better reflect and build on my other investments – I think I have a pretty good handle on it now, and I can relate this spreadsheet far better in the weeks, months and years to come. It is really amazing that as bad as the initial -420k [...]