Friday, December 2, 2016

November 2016 Update

It's been a month since my last update and, wow, has it been busy. Lots of things going on in my world lately; good and not-so-good things. But, I'm sorting them out and moving forward. Anyway, that's why I'm a day late posting this update. It also explains why I haven't posted anything since my last financial update. I've simply been too busy elsewhere in life. I guess I should stop beating around the bush and get to it, right? As of now, my net worth is...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October 2016 Update

Well, I'm a day late with this month's update. To be honest, I was preoccupied with watching television with my wife. We've developed a routine of watching movies and old series every night starting at 7pm. Also, my work schedule has changed so that I no longer have the luxury of working from home, which means I have to get up earlier to drive to work every day. It also means that it takes me longer to get home, thus lengthening my workday. The combination of these things has left me a bit unmotivated to do anything other than relax when I get home. After all, I call myself Lazy FI Guy for a reason. For me, blogging isn't an activity I consider relaxing, but I've made a commitment to document my progress. So, let's get to it, shall we? My net worth this month is...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

September 2016 Update

After a crappy week at work, this is one of the little things I was looking forward to. (The weekend was another.) A chance to sit down and gauge where I stand after another month on the path to financial independence. It looks like it was a pretty good month. Let's get to it, shall we?
My net worth (officially) as of today is:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Advice From a Former F**k Up

Recently, I've been doing some introspection into my past, my present, and where I'd like to be in the future. This caused me to look closely at why I've done the things I've done. Mainly, what was the reasoning behind some of the more pivotal decisions in my life. Something that kept recurring is the fact that I'm very self-reliant. And it's this trait, I think, that has gotten me where I am today. And what a long, interesting road it's been (so far).

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August 2016 Update

It's that time of the month again (no, not that time! Get your mind out of the gutter), which means it's time to check my net worth. I'm a little bummed that the S&P was down for the third straight day before this post because it means my number has dropped since I last checked it. It kinda reminds me of a song: You take the good. You take the bad. You take 'em both and there you have...The Stock Market. (Did you sing the theme to The Facts of Life? Good for you, if you did.) Now let's get on with it.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Differences of Opinion

Everyone is an individual and each individual has his or her own opinion about something. Whether it's politics, religion, education, corporal punishment...the list goes on. With 7 billion people inhabiting the planet, that's a lot of opinions. In some areas, there may be many differences of opinions, but when it comes to financial independence, there seems to be 2 camps: those who embrace the pursuit of FI and those who are against it (for some reason or another).

Monday, August 1, 2016

July 2016 Update

Another month is behind us, which means...time for a monthly update. This was a good month. According to my spreadsheets, I surpassed my projected amount by several thousand dollars. Woohoo! As of today, my net worth has crept up to: