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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

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 $903,975. This is the best monthly increase we’ve seen since we started trying monthly, and a close 2nd for highest income month ...
Posted: Mar 23 2019 @ 12:08 PM
January was a great start to the new year for the DIY$ household net worth. The market recovered from the slump it took in 4Q and we ended up growing out net worth by $35k up to $858,726. This isn't our best month ever from a monthly increase or total net worth, but it's close for both.CASHOur cash balance stayed relatively flat, but still is in the range that we're ...
Posted: Feb 28 2019 @ 12:49 PM
I was recently asked the following question:Over the past two years with a $120k income, I’ve paid off $40k in debt and still have $90k in credit card, student loan, and car loans left to pay off. I’ve recently gotten more serious about debt payoff and should be able to pay off the remaining $90k in the next 12-18 months as I get married and combine finances with my fiancé. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2019 @ 11:58 PM
December was an ugly month in the market, and our portfolio (primarily comprised of index funds) was not immune. We lost all of Novembers gains and more, ending the year with a net worth of $823,046.Looking back to the overall change for the year, things were pretty good. Our net worth grew by nearly $80k, primarily due to aggressive principal reductions on our mortgage and moderate appreciation in home value. CASHOur ...
Posted: Jan 22 2019 @ 12:05 AM
If your car engine dies because you didn't change the oil, should your car insurance step in a fix your engine? Of course not. Then why would homeowners insurance be any different? Like many neighborhoods these days, ours has a neighborhood Facebook page. The most common uses are for announcing activities, alerting neighbors of suspicious activity, giving away things, or recommendations for various services. A recent thread started out right up my ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 11:56 PM
November was a big month for us in terms of progress towards our financial goals and had a slight recovery from losses in the market last month. The biggest change we made was to cash in some of our investments and throw the entire amount against our mortgage. We weren’t able to pay it off, but accelerated our payoff by more than a year had we stuck to our previous ...
Posted: Dec 30 2018 @ 10:40 PM
A few weeks ago my parents were in town, allowing us to go on a rare date without kids. We weren't gone for very long, but it was long enough that my parents somehow broke our microwave beyond repair. They said it just started sparking and smoking, so they turned it off and waited until we got back. That microwave had already exceeded life expectancy (the sticker said it was made ...
Posted: Dec 14 2018 @ 8:56 PM

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