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
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
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
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
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.