Friday, November 3, 2017

October 2017 Update

I'm a day or two late with this post, but honestly, I wasn't paying much attention. With the new job, I've just been concentrating on the work and making a good impression. It seems to be paying off. Unlike my last job, my bosses actually show appreciation for my efforts, which, in turn, makes me want to do a good job. As a matter of fact, my immediate boss let me leave early today because he said I was knocking it out of the park. Woohoo! Hopefully that will translate into a raise.

But, that's not what this post is about. It's time to look at my net worth and see whether I'm on track to retire in a few years. So, let's dive in and see how things are going. My net worth at the end of October is...

Sunday, October 1, 2017

September 2017 Update

First and foremost, I'd just like to say that it's official. I've rejoined the working world. I get up early, commute to work, and spend 8 hours in a cubicle Monday through Friday. I'll admit, I didn't miss it, but in order to reach my goal of not having to continue with this routine until I drop dead, it's necessary. I've almost been on the job for a month. As of this update, I'm just a couple of days shy. The new job is pretty sweet so far, and that's great news. I just hope it continues to be enjoyable. But all this can be unpacked in another post. You're most likely here to see where my net worth stands so let's get to it. Currently, my net worth is...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

August 2017 Update

August has come and gone, leaving us with a grand Labor Day weekend, which, coincidentally will be my last days of unemployment. Hooray! I will finally get to reverse this trend of slowly draining my savings. I'm very much looking forward to socking away money again, of watching my net worth climb instead of gradually sliding down and to the right. So, let's go take a look at the damages. My net worth for this report is...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 2.5

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.

Other posts in this series:
Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 1
Reasons to FIRE: Job Experience 2

What follows is an extension of Job Experience 2. It is the finale in that tragic saga. So, if you haven't read that post, I encourage you to do so now so you'll have a clearer understanding of what kind of demented soul we're dealing with here. Now, without further ado, I give you...the end of an era...

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Finally, I can breathe a sigh of relief. I've been unemployed since the middle of January. Some of that was by choice, some of it was out of my control. I intend to unpack the details in this post.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 2017 Update

Well, here we are in August, so it means it's time to look at how my finances fared since July. I'm still unemployed (more on that later), so I'm trying my damndest to hold onto what I was able to accumulate previously. Let's take a look at the numbers, shall we? My net worth at the end of July was...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 2017 Update

Happy Independence Day! My apologies for posting a couple of days late. I've been relaxing over the weekend after a grueling week running the job-search gauntlet. Meeting with potential employers and trying to sell myself is a good reminder of why I'm pursuing FI/RE. I'm so sick of the dog-and-pony show. But, of course, I'm nowhere near retirement in a financial sense, so I have to put on my big boy pants and go through with it anyway. So, let's jump in and see where I stand this month so I can get off the computer and commence with relaxing. My net worth as of today is...