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October 2017 Net Worth: $448K Up $13K

October 2017 Net Worth: $448K Up $13K

I feel like a broken record here. Yet another month with double digit (in $Ks) month-over-month growth. We still haven’t had a significant market pullback in a while. The market jumped another nice 2% month-over-month and is up 15.21% year to date. There are some […]

So I Bought Some Digital Coin…

So I Bought Some Digital Coin…

So I bought me some bitcoin and ether – digital (fiat?) currency. Yes, I know I’m extremely late to the game. In fact, i’ve known about it for at least four years and considered purchasing some coins (is that even the right terminology?). In early […]

September 2017 Net Worth: $435K Up $13K

September 2017 Net Worth: $435K Up $13K

Yet another month with double digit (in $Ks) growth. This continues to seem unsustainable. We still haven’t had a significant market pullback in a while. October has to be a down month. After all October’s the month when the Panic of 1907, The Crash of […]

Homeownership and Early Retirement: Is this a Good or Great Investment? (Part 1)

Homeownership and Early Retirement: Is this a Good or Great Investment? (Part 1)

  The day before my 30th birthday, I made the biggest purchase in my life. After looking at 30+ houses (this must’ve drove my cousin/realtor nuts), I finally decided on a spacious 2600 sqft home in the quiet suburbs for the price of $190,000. My […]

August 2017 Net Worth: $422K Up $11K

August 2017 Net Worth: $422K Up $11K

Yet another month with double digit (in $Ks) growth. This seems unsustainable. We haven’t had a significant market pullback in a while. I have a feeling September won’t be so kind. However, I’ll take it while it lasts! This month was kind of boring as […]

How Much Money Does It Take To Be Wealthy?

How Much Money Does It Take To Be Wealthy?

How much money does one need to be wealthy? According to a Schwab study $2.4M to be wealthy and $1.1M to be financially comfortable¬†according to a Schwab’s recent study entitled “How Americans Define and Manage Their Wealth“. A financially comfortable amount of income in retirement […]

July 2017 Net Worth: $411K Up $16K

July 2017 Net Worth: $411K Up $16K

Another solid month with double digit growth. We’ve had extraordinary luck (and diligent saving/investing) maintaining this pace. Six out of seven months have double digit growth blowing up our net worth by $100K+ and we broke $400K net worth!¬†*insert applause* The snowball effect on our […]

Have You Given Yourself a Six-Figure Raise?

Have You Given Yourself a Six-Figure Raise?

People can get to early retirement in many ways: predicting the bitcoin craze a few years early (and at 18), inheriting cousin Walter’s gold bullion collection, being a beneficiary (i.e., family member) of brother Donald’s Powerball persistence, acquiring a sustainable sugar daddy (sorry, no link… […]

Good Decisions Contribute to Great Assets

Good Decisions Contribute to Great Assets

I’ve made good choices and I’ve made terrible choices in my life. The good choices have propelled me ahead in life, getting me closer to early retirement every day. What are those good decisions that brought delivered great assets? Formal Education I’ve always prioritized education. […]

June 2017 Net Worth: $395K Up $16K

June 2017 Net Worth: $395K Up $16K

Hey! It’s our first ever Net Worth post! I’m posting from Orlando, Florida, where we have a lovely view of the resort-laden city. While this trip will likely derail progress on our goals, it’s always good to give early retirement a trial run. BTW, Universal’s […]