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Brian a.k.a. 2million

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2million's Personal Finance Blog
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Making Money
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Start Year:
2005

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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30s
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Male
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Highlights for June Finally a net worth jump to get excited about. I've been a little frustrated with Mint lately as some of my account values weren't getting updated. I finally spent some time in June to get those fixed (painfully) and believe that is a major contributor to our net worth pop. I received a small annual performance bonus from my employer in June. My employer 401k plan ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 6:14 PM
Highlights for May Another month, more gains in the stock market. It seems to just go up, up, up. That is when I get uncomfortable as a value investor, who knows what will happen. I had another 2 week business trip in May. Our expenses tend to run slightly higher when I'm traveling. We enjoyed a friend's wedding over Memorial Day. ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 5:31 PM
Highlights for April Our net worth change was moderated with little market movements - our main change came from a bump in our international investments. I had an uneventful 2 week AP business trip in April. At the end of April we firmed up a summer road trip for the family to Canada - over 2 weeks! Should be an enjoyable adventure with the kids as long as we can map ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 5:07 PM
Highlights for March We purchased season passes for the 4 of us to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA for $246 (youngest was free). If we visit twice this summer we'll break even. We went for 1 day already in early April while my daughter was on Spring Break. Maybe not the most frugal expense, but should be worth it for some summer family fun. My youngest daughter started teeball this ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 4:38 PM
Highlights for February Stock markets drove another very good net worth gain for us this month with a $32k pop. I signed my wife up for another Barclay Arrival credit card with 50,000 bonus points after $3,000 in spending (effectively a $500 bonus for us). I had read folks were able to leverage this bonus again as soon as they canceled their previous card. We cancelled my wife's previous Barclays card ...
Posted: Mar 08 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Its been a couple years since I shared our passive income so I thought I would publish a summary of our 2016 dividend income. This passive income comes from our taxable stock portfolio. All retirement investment holdings are excluded from... ...
Posted: Feb 24 2017 @ 5:57 PM
Highlights for JanuaryWe started off the year playing catch-up from 2016 We paid our annual real estate taxes on 2 properties in the beginning of January. We also had a large chunk of our holiday spending hit our balance... ...
Posted: Feb 20 2017 @ 9:57 AM
Highlights for DecemberIm far behind with updates on the blog for the past several months. Playing catch-up.We closed 2016 with a nice gain offsetting increased spending. Our net worth rose $170,147 in 2016 still comfortably ahead of our financial... ...
Posted: Feb 04 2017 @ 2:11 PM
Highlights for AugustOur net worth hit $1.5M for the first time in August. It took 43 months to growth $500,000 since January 2013 when our net worth first crossed $1M to get here. I signed up for a US... ...
Posted: Oct 03 2016 @ 9:44 PM
Highlights for JulyJuly was a much quieter month for us as we returned from our overseas trip from Vienna early in the month and stayed home for the rest of the month.After turning the keys over in June on... ...
Posted: Oct 03 2016 @ 9:09 PM

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