Net Worth Update – February 2015

February is a short month anyways, so I’ve decided to go ahead and post my net worth for February a day early. It’s not like I have any plans for today that involve blowing a lot of cash (or other big changes). And with the month ending on a weekend, it’s just easier this way. Plus I’m really excited to …

Mixed Emotions

2015 was the start of my intense effort to finally pay off debt, starting with my student loan. In fairness, I started “straightening out” my financial life several years ago. But there have been several money hurdles that had to be overcome first, like sewer connections, getting the house ready to sell, going back to school, and building a bigger …

Time For Plan B

As luck would have it, the day after I posted about having a buyer lined up for my house, it all fell apart. I’m a little bit bummed about it, but these things happen. That’s why we had a plan B lined up, just in case. What happened? Well, he can’t come up with a down payment. At first I …

My Real Estate Conundrum

I wasn’t planning on writing about this until things were a little more certain. I sometimes have this irrational fear of sharing good things too soon, and then having them fall through. I’m not sure if I think sharing them jinxes it, or if I just hate having to back-track when things don’t work out. But I also find it …

Coughing Right Along

Bryan and I seem to have contracted the never-ending cold. He came down with it about a week before I did, and is still suffering. It starts with the sniffles, and proceeds into a cough that seems especially bad at night. I’m two weeks in now, and ready for this to pass. Not the worst sickness we’ve had, but the …

Happily Getting A Tax Refund

I’ve had a long and bumpy road when it comes to taxes. I officially became part of the working world when I turned 13, and was old enough to get a work permit. Honestly, I don’t remember anything about taxes as a teenager; I’m sure my annual returns were filed as part of my parents’. I went to college in …

Perception and Happiness

Almost 2 weeks ago, I posted that I was officially being promoted. The promotion had been an ongoing discussion since November, when I was first asked if I would be interested. From there, months were spent between my boss, our company President, our parent company’s HR and Accounting Departments, and their parent company’s HR and Accounting Departments, all trying to …

Motivation and Second Guessing

I started off 2015 with very clear, focused goals: List the house. Increase net worth by $10,000. Pay off student loan. Put $3,000 into retirement account(s). Earn $500 in side income.┬áThe first month of 2015 is already gone, and so far, things are going great. Okay, except the net worth thing. But I was expecting things to start off rocky …

Net Worth Update – January 2015

I posted a few weeks ago that January was going to be a pretty rough month for my net worth. And, of course, it didn’t disappoint: Yikes! Okay, it looks kind of bad. But, digging in a little more, it isn’t as bad as it looks! Sure, I lost $1,628 in one month. But, $1,500 of that was depreciation on …