Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Goals

So I'm obviously late in setting 2016 goals. I don't know what to say about that other than my goals below will probably explain why the delay happened. 2015 was an epic year. 2016 is going to be even better in many ways, but nothing compares to becoming a dad. Enough drama, here are the goals:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2015 Goals: How Did I Do?

This update is obviously quite overdue. I haven't been as consistent with this blogging thing as I'd planned. And having a baby girl is a real time suck. I wouldn't go back in time for anything. Being a dad is the best. Overall, 2015 was an epic year. I may or may not have achieved what I wanted, but it will be one for my personal history book.

Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 Goals: Q3 Progress: Chugging Along

I think I set a pretty good mix of goals this year. The financial ones will be real stretches to hit. The personal ones will take commitment over time. And the 5th goal will take a mix of creativity and commitment coupled with a bit of luck. How have I done in hitting these marks through the three quarters of 2015?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cash Cost of a Mortgage

In the pursuit of financial independence, one has to have a clear and realistic budget. For many, housing costs are the biggest budget category. This is also the case for me. My home mortgage, property taxes, and home insurance make up about 35% of my spending. That said, it's worth considering ways to reduce costs in this budget category.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In Need of a Break

I used to love summer breaks. There's something magical that happens when you wake up without an alarm clock and don't know what day of the week it is. Being able to do anything on nothing more than a whim is extremely freeing. The last time I had an extended break was over 4 years ago!