Net Worth: August 2014 Progress

An up market makes for another nice increase in my net worth. Gotta love a bull market like the one we’ve had for the past few years!

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Net Worth: July 2014 Progress

Slow and steady wins the race. The stock market didn’t move much until it fell considerably yesterday, but my lackluster choices in my 401k are dragging down my results even more so. Meanwhile I make slow and steady progress on my long term debts…

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Net Worth: June 2014 Progress

Another month, another net worth update! Finally the markets are slowly going in our favor again more consistently. But we’re starting to see the signs of increasing expenses related to home improvement and the upcoming baby creeping up on us!

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Good News: I’m Getting a Raise!

Hey everybody – long time no talk. Life’s been a little hectic around the Big Day Coming household. We’ve gotten back started on our kitchen remodel, and now that nicer weather is around we have an endless amount of outdoor work to get done. Mowing, trimming, mulching, weeding, gardening, chainsawing (yeah!), seeding. It seems like it never ends. We sure did pick a heck of a project house, inside and out. Oh well, it keeps us busy.

Things have also been pretty busy at my job. In fact, things have even become a little stressful. But, well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

Today I wanted to share my good news: I’m getting a raise!

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Net Worth: May 2014 Progress

Yet another solid month in terms of our expenses has us finally charting a good financial course again after the rough ride at the end of last year and into the beginning of 2014. With all the gifts between Christmas and a whole slew of family birthdays, plus the double whammy of a rebuilt transmission and a new car we had a tight few months. In addition, the market had been pretty rough on my accounts up until May. But finally the market has recovered and I’m back up.

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Net Worth: April 2014 Progress

In April, we had a solid month in terms of expenses, savings and paying off debt. However, our investments didn’t play along – So it’s yet another “go nowhere” month when looking at the top-line net worth figure. It’s a bit frustrating to see the top-line number stay pretty much the same this year so far, when we had such an amazing run-up last year. The past three months have given no actual growth, but the underlying numbers are much healthier now. Let’s take a look…

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