Thursday, June 1, 2017

May 2017 Update

I haven't spent as much time obsessing over my spreadsheets and "numbers" since I lost my job back in January. Mainly because I've had no money coming in, so it's not as exciting to watch the savings I accumulated slowly dwindle as I use it to live off of. Also, I've been enjoying the downtime by traveling (just got back from London last week) and visiting with friends and family before we move to another state. And the impending move! I've recently been focusing on helping my wife pack up all of our worldly belongings, which sucks but has to be done.

With that said, you can probably understand why I haven't paid meticulous attention to my stash. Although I probably should have and, under normal unemployment circumstances, I probably would have. So, this also means I haven't compiled any other posts on this blog about ways to maximize my savings, etc. I promise, those type of posts will be forthcoming once we get settled in our new location. For now, there's just too much to focus on outside of that. However, I have remained vigilant about posting my monthly net worth, and will continue to do so.

Without further ado, let's take a look at where my net worth stands 6 months into unemployment...

Monday, May 1, 2017

April 2017 Update

It's been a busy couple of weeks as I prepare to move to NY. I've been visiting friends and family and my wife and I just arrived home after a week in Albany where we signed our lease. Now that that update's been made, let's look at the numbers for this month...

Monday, April 3, 2017

March 2017 Update

April kind of snuck up on me. I wasn't prepared to do a net worth post when, today, I noticed I was overdue for one by a couple of days, so pardon how I've thrown this one together. Still, looking at the amount I have now versus what I reported last month leaves me feeling somewhat pleased. So, without further ado, let's delve in. My net worth as of the first of April is...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017 Update

Well, it's that time again. Time for another net worth update. If you recall from last month's report, I lost my job. I still do not have a job, but things haven't been that bad. Actually, I may have some good news to report by next month's report. So let's hop right in and see what my net worth is after a little over a month and a half of being unemployed. My net worth as of today is...

Monday, February 6, 2017

January 2017 Update

Well, I was late making this update, but that's because I was busy with something else that I'll explain later. It looks like 2017 is going to be a big departure from the norm that was last year. This post marks the beginning of that change, so without further ado, let's see where I stand and what's in store for the near future. My net worth for January 2017 was...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

December 2016 Update

December has come and gone and, in its wake, put another year in our rearview mirror. December is a month I both dread and love; I love the time off work, spent with family and friends but I hate that it is traditionally a month of higher spending (something I'm trying to curb with some tact). While I don't necessarily predict to save a respectable amount this time of year, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. Without further ado, let's get to the matter at hand. Wrapping up the year, my net worth is...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 2

* WARNING! This series of blog posts is my way of airing grievances I have with my current job, previous bad experiences throughout my career, and horrible bosses and/or coworkers I've had the misfortune of dealing with. These experiences are chief motivating factors for why I want to achieve FIRE. If you don't want to read negative remarks from an adult who has come to despise his work/job, then I am giving you ample warning in this disclaimer to turn back now.

Here is the first post in this series

I know there are a lot of people out there who like their job and some actually love their job. That's great. Good for them. However, I'm not one of those people. I haven't been one of those people in a very long time. There was a time when I enjoyed my work, something I'll touch on in a minute. Unfortunately, I no longer find satisfaction in what I do, which is my main reason for pursuing financial independence. I dream of the day I'm able to walk away from full-time work where someone else dictates what I do in order to earn money.

In this post, I'm going to talk about my current circumstances, which, not long ago, was much better than it is now. Thanks to a new boss, my work environment has become nearly unbearable.