3rd Quarter Financial Update

I fell off the blogging wagon about six months ago while I was in the middle of preparing for my wedding back in April, finishing up a real estate class I took through the local university, and getting hammered by work. Here’s a third quarter update on my progress towards achieving my financial goals for…

2014 Financial Goals

It’s weird to think that this is a first for me. I’m a very goal oriented person, but this is the first time that I have written out a list of financial goals to hit in the coming year. I’ve said plenty of things in my head to myself over the years and mostly stuck…

January 2013 Debt Update

I wanted to start off 2014 with a bang, and so with some of the leftovers from December, my Christmas bonus, and everything else I had to spare I dropped a bomb on my student loans. In one fell swoop I paid off over 10% of what I had left. Wow that felt good. So…

How to Improve Your Net Worth

In short,¬†Track It.¬† Someone much smarter than me once said, “What gets measured gets improved.” This idea is one of the foundations of MBO, or management by objectives. MBO is taught in MBA programs world wide, and applied everywhere from Google, to Microsoft, and is even entering the nonprofit world at the Bill & Melinda…

Goal #1

“In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.” Henry David Thoreau In my own attempt at aiming for something high as Thoreau advises, I have decided to start with paying off my student loans. And when I say start, what…