Recap: 2016 Edition

2016 might have been an incred­i­bly sucky year by many stan­dards, but it was a ban­ner year for me on basi­cal­ly every front imag­in­able. I hit all of my per­son­al, pro­fes­sion­al, and finan­cial goals for the year, which I think is the first time that’s ever hap­pened for me. High­lights include trips to Seat­tle [Camp Mus­tache], San Diego [Fin­Con], … Read more

Housing Dilemma

Now that I have per­ma­nent­ly moved to my new city, it’s time to start look­ing for a mul­ti-fam­i­­ly rental prop­er­ty to buy! I am deter­mined to suc­ceed this time after I failed to buy a prop­er­ty in my old city ear­li­er in 2016. I love only pay­ing $400 in rent to live in my friend’s base­ment, but I’d much rather … Read more

What Do I Do After A Raise?

Have you ever had a job where your salary is enough to meet your needs? Have you got­ten a raise because you’re awe­some.… and then had no idea what to do with all that extra mon­ey? I’m in this exact boat after I got my new job. It came with a hefty 10% raise! My pre­vi­ous salary was more … Read more

Monthly Status Report: November 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more