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Brian a.k.a. 2million

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2million's Personal Finance Blog
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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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
Highlights for JuneJune has been a busy month for us, a Carpe Diem kind of month to me. Overall spending has been up as we try to make the most of summer.I handed the keys over to a property... ...
Posted: Jul 10 2016 @ 8:43 AM
Highlights for MayOne of my rental properties lease is ending and the tenants are vacating in June. I've wrestled with using a property manager in the past, but have a hard time justify it given the cost. We'll this... ...
Posted: Jul 10 2016 @ 8:29 AM
Highlights for AprilThings settled down in April - not too much activity in the markets, not too many highlights at home.Our properties are listed on our balance sheet based on their cost basis, not current market value. We have... ...
Posted: Jun 08 2016 @ 10:18 PM
Highlights for MarchMarch saw nice paper gains as the stock market valuations continued to rise.Our properties are listed on our balance sheet based on their cost basis, not current market value. We have done this during the the real... ...
Posted: May 08 2016 @ 9:30 PM


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