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Money Prowess
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budgeting, investing, side hustles, saving
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I put an offer in on a house and it was accepted. I’m now deep in the weeds of validating this is a good idea before my 10-day inspection period expires and I lose my deposit if I later decide to back out. It’s a gorgeous 3-unit house in a great neighborhood. But It feels […] The post I’m buying a house! appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 1:29 AM
Selling on Ebay is a great side hustle. I listed a pair of Lu’s outgrown shoes for $12 or best offer. I got $10 for them. Subtracting the Ebay and Paypal fees, that’s $7.26 in my pocket for a few minutes snapping pictures after Lu went to bed. Say it took me 20 minutes total […] The post Ebay: The Perfect Side Hustle appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 4:27 AM
Net Worth Update: $80,471 Woot! Officially over the $80,000 net worth barrier. After reading the Globe piece noting median net worth in Boston ($8 for US blacks vs $247,500 for whites), it puts our position in further local perspective. We’re sooo close to have $200,000 in retirement savings alone. As the year wraps up, I’ll […] The post Net Worth Update December 2017: $80,471 appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Dec 17 2017 @ 8:29 PM
My Money Now Prints Money So Why Don’t I Feel Rich' We have entered “the zone.” Not only is a kick ass stock market helping nudge us along, but we’re generally at the tipping point that our money is printing more money. Our assets keep growing without us lifting a finger. Maybe soon we’ll be […] The post Net Worth Update November 2017: $78,361 appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Nov 27 2017 @ 12:57 PM
Bold Life Changes Derek and I have big goals. When I started publishing our net worth, we were -$4328. It’s hard to get to early financial independence saddled by a big debt burden and low net worth. We’re now up to over $80k! But, we still feel (and are) so far from the type of […] The post Behind My House Hunt: Deciding to Make Bold Life Changes appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 26 2017 @ 9:04 AM
Net Worth: $70,224 Month Change: +$4246 My growing graduate student loan continues to haunt me.   2017 Net Worth Tracker: January: $14,107 February: $21,285 March: $30,016 April: $32,939 May: $33,537 June: $38,883 July: $41,518 August: $57,943 September: $65,997 The post Net Worth Update October 2017: $70,224 appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:17 AM
Net Worth: $65,977 Month Change: +$8035   Check out those Assets! My 401(k) went up by almost $6,000. I didn’t crack the stock market. I had a big fat bonus check so 14% of that went into my 401(k) in addition to my 14% of my regular salary. That plus some gains (and potentially timing […] The post Net Worth Update September 2017: $65,977 appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 8:04 AM
I’m teaching myself how to build an effective website at the same time I’m figuring out how to produce useful content and distribute it to grow an audience. I’d like to take you behind the scenes into what it takes to build up this business as I go along. Here’s my first foray. I’ll tell you […] The post A Super Easy Solution for Making Website Buttons appeared first on Money Prowess. ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 7:07 AM
Do you want to make money by barely lifting a finger' Who doesn’t! Referral links are a powerful tool in a marketer’s arsenal. They’re basically outsourcing marketing to end users, who they’re hoping will happily and readily encourage others to sign up for the product too in exchange for a little incentive. I now have […] The post Referral Links: A Quick and Easy Way to Earn a Few Dollars appeared ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 7:05 AM
As I’m building up this site, I’m hyper conscious of the fact it’s costing more to build and maintain than I’m able to earn from it. I’d love to have a web developer and designer on retainer who I work closely with to realize my vision. But, it’s not realistic right now for me to […] The post Design Resources For Branding and Design on Low to No Budget appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 26 2017 @ 6:04 AM


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