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...

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...