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:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

One is the Loneliest Number

When you embark on the path to financial independence, more than likely, you're going to find the journey is a lonely one. After all, people aren't trampling over each another to do this thing the way they're trying to get up the corporate ladder.

Monday, July 4, 2016

You Have to Walk Before You Can Run

One of the things you'll often hear when starting out on the path to financial freedom is: The first 100K is the hardest. I've heard this a few times and wondered if it was true. While I haven't yet reached that milestone (though I'm getting close), I've looked at a bunch of other people's net worths posted online, and I want to offer an opinion on this.