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Congratulations!   After a very long, agonizing job search, your resume finally passes someone’s sniff test. The next step is to set up an interview.   Naturally, you may feel inclined to rehearse answers to proverbial interview questions such as “tell me a little about yourself” and “what are your greatest strengths?”. You may also … ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 10:04 AM
SUMMARY: They say bad news comes in 3’s and for us, the first came at the end of March followed by the other two in April.  I remain confident I will return with more frequent postings; until then, only Net Worth updates.  April market investments remained flat to March, which is why I appreciate the slow … ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 8:39 AM
SUMMARY: Past couple of months have been quite volatile, personally.  Hence, zero postings other than Net Worth updates.  Not much to report as we are in defensive mode, financially, with a move and some personal matters that blackened an eye (that’s life, right').  Most assets turned negative this month due to market conditions.  The drivers of … ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 10:01 AM
SUMMARY: “One minute you are a hero, the next minute you are a bum.” Inspiring words from my father which pretty much sums up my net worth the past two months.  Truth be told, I created a paper loss by adding a, new, 2-year apartment lease to my liabilities.  Similar to anyone who presents their home … ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 3:02 PM
SUMMARY: January is a red-headed month given my 2017 year-end bonus payment.  With it, I maxed out my 401(k) and because the company matches dollar-for-dollar up to the IRS limit, it’s an easy $37k saved in the first month of 2018.  My bonus is completely discretionary and, therefore, only assumed the 401(k) would be maxed in … ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 3:58 PM
For a lot of people, bonus season is an emotional time of year.  A wave of excitement flows over me as I impatiently wait to be informed about my year-end number.  I can’t help but think about the company’s performance, my contributions to its successes and how this year’s bonus will be even better than … ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 2:40 PM
No matter what point you find yourself in life, your network is essential to your success.  Whether you’re fresh out of college, looking for a change in career or fund raising, your network allows you to meet people with similar personal interests and form lifelong friendships.  Building a solid network starts by being helpful.  Listen … ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 2:51 PM
SUMMARY: Despite having my wife’s tuition to pay and living off of one income in NYC, 2017 was a very prosperous year.  All but one month was incrementally positive.  I attribute the gains to 1) disciplined saving, 2) disciplined investing and 3) the strength of the market.  2018 is going to be a grinder of a … ...
Posted: Jan 05 2018 @ 11:02 PM
Today’s post is contributed by Jamie, a freelance writer-for-hire with a passion for all things finance. Having written for a number of online and print publications, Jamie loves to share tips, tricks, and helpful advice he’s learned along the way. Please share your opinions by commenting below. Let’s face it, no one likes to pay … ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 2:39 AM
SUMMARY: Another great month of disciplined saving, investing and debt reduction.  However, the true hero was one that is completely out of my control – the market.  The forecast for calendar year 2018 will be a bit volatile, but always planned and controlled. LIQUID ASSETS Checking – cash purposed for managing day-to-day and monthly expenses +$389.34 cash … ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 2:50 PM


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