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Not Go Gentle
growing net worth, investing, career advice, finance advice for our kids
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June mirrored May pretty closely. The new job income and severance payments continued. Expenses came in higher due to an international family trip for summer vacation. Outside of travel and restaurants, spending was relatively ok.  Our solar system is all installed, and we are awaiting the approval from the utility to switch it on –... ...
Posted: Jul 06 2019 @ 5:58 PM
May was good for income. The pay from the new assignment kicked in, along with severance payments and some deferred compensation from the past. All in all, we generated $74k of available funds for the month. Expenses were high for yet another month. Our home is 5 years old and the AC and plumbing need... ...
Posted: Jun 05 2019 @ 1:49 AM
After waiting and watching for at least 4 years, we finally made the decision to go solar. Here are the details behind the decisions … The first step was to estimate our annual power usage. A review of bills over the last 12 months reveal that number to be 18,842 KW-hours. The lowest average cost... ...
Posted: Jun 04 2019 @ 12:16 AM
Every month this year has brought one off or ‘special’ expenses. April was higher than usual. We moved one of our parents from abroad to come live with family in the US. A campus visit for our college bound son…and finally birthday and anniversary celebrations. There is no doubt that when things get busy, expenses... ...
Posted: May 11 2019 @ 1:15 PM
April brought college decisions – and a campus visit to California where our son will be going this fall. This incurred some travel expenses but everybody was excited to see the uncertainty end and future unfold. Our expenses for the month were $11,032. April also brought 2 birthdays and an anniversary so gifts and kids... ...
Posted: May 05 2019 @ 4:19 PM
March was a special month as the 2018 year bonus from my previous job paid out…netting us $60k. In addition, the severance payments continued so that added another $19k. So almost $80k of the increase in net worth was due to new money added to the pile. On a smaller note, we also got a... ...
Posted: Apr 07 2019 @ 12:46 AM
2019 brought many changes …quickly and some unexpected. Crossing $3MM in net worth, a kid headed to college and a decision to leave a high paying job and take better control of our time and choices. Overall, I have the say the effect has been net positive … in spite of early fears and uncertainty.... ...
Posted: Mar 16 2019 @ 9:48 PM
Most kids will project out to the world, the interactions and experiences they have had at home. Ideally they would have grown up in a home where love and support is taken for granted. Our fear is that we have not prepared you for the real world. There are fewer and fewer role models in... ...
Posted: Mar 16 2019 @ 9:03 PM
The numbers are coming together for 2018. Here’s a snapshot of what our tax return looks like. Numbers are rounded for some anonymity. This is a combination of many fortunate circumstances. Having a high paying job in a very low cost of living city, a paid-off house and no state tax. Interestingly, post retirement and... ...
Posted: Mar 09 2019 @ 2:26 AM
The month of February saw steady progress. I put some effort in consolidating my 401k accounts but apart from that, the portfolio was free to keep reinvesting independent of what happened in the market any given day. We broke over the $3MM mark once again after having been there late last year. Our expenses for... ...
Posted: Mar 04 2019 @ 9:03 PM


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