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…

2013 In Review

Whew… What a year it has been. I’ll list a few of the highlights later. While it has been fun, it has also been tough. I’ve had a lot of balls in the air at once and some how managed to keep most of them afloat. 2013 started with four months straight of studying and…

Damn Hindsight

Damn Hindsight… Or, a glass half full way to look at things, I’m smarter and better equipped for the future. It all started with my mom dropping her fancy DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel Xti, effectively breaking the camera. You can find it online brand new for around $6 or $700, down from the $1000…

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…

Initial Thoughts on Dave Ramsey…

I first came across Dave Ramsey while I was a senior in college at The University of Texas. I had recently taken an accounting class and finance class, and decided to listen to one of his books on CD to entertain me on the three hour drive back home for the weekend. My first impression…