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DIYMoneyStuff

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Name:
DIY Money Stuff
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Investing, Home Improvement, Family, Budgeting
Start Year:
2015

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Corporate Finance
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Latest Blog Posts

June 2019 was a great example of why you shouldn’t react to short term declines in the stock market. After having one of our personal worst months ever, we had one of our best months ever. In June, our Net worth grew by over $42k to $937,191. CASHWe spent half of the month of June either on vacation as a family or separated so I could work while the ...
Posted: Jul 15 2019 @ 10:41 PM
Golden Handcuffs refer to financial circumstances that keep someone tied to a career or employer when they might otherwise prefer to move on. I’ve never had a lavish executive pay package, but have still faced a small version of this dilemma and have put a lot of thought into it. It is a form of privilege to even have to worry about it, but one that I think many will ...
Posted: Jul 10 2019 @ 7:39 AM
I recently finished reading “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup and enjoyed it enough to mention it here. This book was the inspiration for the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Although I’ve never seen the movie, I generally find that books are better than their movie adaptations.If you aren’t familiar with the book or the movie, the premise behind the story is that a young man in India is arrested after winning an award show ‘Who ...
Posted: Jul 09 2019 @ 10:13 AM
Just like anyone else who stayed invested through May 2019, our net worth took a few steps back. The S&P 500 was down more than 6.5% and our net worth went down by almost $28k to $894,975. INVESTMENTSOn a percentage basis, our investment account didn’t go down as much as the market overall. Rather than any savvy strategies, this is only because we made additional contributions during the month. Nearly all our ...
Posted: Jun 10 2019 @ 11:23 PM
College graduation season is upon us and lots of new graduates are about to start their careers. As part of my job, I am heavily involved in campus recruiting for Finance jobs at my Fortune 500 employer. This gives me the opportunity to give a lot of advice and feedback to new and prospective candidates.  My advice has evolved over the years, but following it has served me well ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 12:08 AM
We continue to make progress towards 7-figure net worth, and in April we got a little bit closer.CASHEvery month we seem to have some out of the ordinary expenses, but do our best to spread them to future months as best we can. In April, that included a new kitchen mixer and small new TV. Even so, we were able to keep our cash balance relatively flat for the month. ...
Posted: May 22 2019 @ 9:27 AM
On a recent date with my wife, she commented that she is driving one of the oldest cars in the neighborhood. She didn’t say this from the perspective of wanting an upgrade, more of an observation about the affluence of the area that we live in (or at least the appearance of it).At 12 years old and 150,000 miles, her Expedition has certainly been around a while, but “old” isn’t ...
Posted: May 17 2019 @ 10:48 PM
March was another strong month of net worth gains for the DIY$ household. With the S&P 500 up 1.79% and a hefty mortgage payment, we were able to add $12,578 to our net worth, bringing the total up to $916,553.CASHWe had a lot of different expensive things come up in March so I was pleasantly surprised to see our cash balance only drop by $360. In addition to our trip to ...
Posted: Apr 17 2019 @ 11:24 PM
One thing to know about the DIY$ household, is that we love to travel and see new places and things. Each year we try to have at least one big trip with the whole family and one trip without kids. This past month, we were lucky to be able to take a trip without kids to visit Paris.After the trip as we began reviewing our expenses, I was surprised to ...
Posted: Apr 03 2019 @ 9:44 AM
February was a great month for us financially. We got our taxes filed and refund received, and also received an annual bonus that was a bit larger than the previous year. Combine that with good stock market performance, and our net worth jumped up by over $45k to $903,975. This is the best monthly increase we’ve seen since we started trying monthly, and a close 2nd for highest income month ...
Posted: Mar 23 2019 @ 12:08 PM

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