Stumbling the blogosphere this week landed me on a lot of new sites. A lot of them themed around travel. I haven’t planned anything for this year yet, but last year landed me in the “land down under.” Where I will land this year is a mystery for now; for me, my wife, and the [...]
Photo by: spacepleb It’s finally the end of 2007, where did it go? How did your finances do this year?1. AllFinancialMatters let us know how to rebalance a portfolio come end of year. I don’t have those assets there, but the idea of rebalancing index at end of year makes perfect “cents”. 2. MoneySmartLife shows [...]
I own a timeshare – yes, I am one of “those” people that went to “the talk” when getting into the Cancun, Mexico airport and thought, heck, why not? I was 23, with my mother (taking her on vacation for her 50th birthday) and we decided we’d go in on it togehter and possibly wrangle [...]
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 [...]
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…
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 [...]
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 [...]