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 …

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 …

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. The 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 …

The Plan For 2015

I set my goals for 2015 in early December, even before I knew how 2014’s goals would pan out. I spent a lot of time thinking about what went well in 2014, what didn’t go so well, and what I really wanted to accomplish in the coming year. I’m hopeful that 2015 will be a year full of changes and progress. …

Goals for 2015

The Holiday Season is in full swing. You know what that means? 2014 is quickly coming to an end! As I’m thinking about my plans for the remaining weeks of 2014, I can’t help but start thinking about what 2015 holds. There is still a lot of uncertainty on whether or not I’ll be able to make my 2014 goals. I …