Net Worth Update – May 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for May, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …

Debt Freedom IRL

I paid off my car loan on Monday. It was a super exciting day for me: I’ve been in debt since the age of 17, when I went off to college and signed those student loan papers. Twenty years later, I’m FINALLY debt free. Everyone reading this blog knows what a big deal that is. Whether you’ve ever had debt …

Net Worth Update – December 2015

It’s officially the last net worth post of 2015. I’m usually a little sad when one year ends and another begins. This year? Not so much! I was more than ready to be done with 2015. And I have to admit to being excited for what 2016 may hold. How did I do during December? I only saw $592 of …

Goals for 2016

I’m a little late on coming up with goals for 2016. Most years I’m plotting out my goals for the next year months before the current year has ended. I could blame it all on everything that was going on in 2015; And that is part of the reason behind being so late. But honestly, I just don’t know what …

2015 Goal Update – Quarter 3

Three quarters of 2015 are now gone, and it’s time to check my goals for this year. 1) Grow my net worth by $10,000 ($21,696 total net worth). Done! 2) List the house. Sold! 3) Pay off the student loan. Done! 4) Invest $3,000 in a retirement account. 5) Earn $500 in “Side Income”. Done! 6) Pay off car loan. 7) Grow my …

2015 Goal Update – Quarter 2

My financial goals have been front and center in my mind the last couple of weeks. It’s taking some time, and a lot of missteps, but I finally feel like I’m starting to get this money thing down! The more I understand my money, the more opportunities I see for improving Bryan and my life. The reality is, the life …

Time for New Goals

Since I began this blog in 2013, I’ve been setting goals for each year for what I’d like to accomplish financially. For me, having a goal helps keep me on track, gives me something to work for (other than the vague idea of financial independence), and lets me know how well I’m doing. 2015 has been a great year for …

2015 Goal Update – Quarter 1

The end of March means that the first quarter of 2015 is officially gone! At the end of each quarter I like to take a look at how I’m doing on my goals for that year. Going in to 2015, I set 5 financial goals that I wanted to achieve: 1) Grow my net worth by $10,000. 2) List the house. …

Sooner Than Expected

Despite all the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th, it actually ended up being an awesome day for me. Friday I posted about how my house officially hit the market. Getting all of the work done on the house and getting it listed for sale was a big goal for me going into 2015. Of course, listing the house is only half …

Progress on the Homefront

I’m super excited to say that, as of today, my house is officially on the market! In hindsight, Friday the 13th may not have been the best day to pick. The Realtor had mistakenly said it was the 14th, so I didn’t make the connection until later. But honestly, I’m not much of a superstitious person, so I’m not going …