It took longer than expected, but I finally overcame the "just one more week syndrome". I went to speak with my bosses earlier this week with the intention to either get a more flexible schedule or quit. It takes roughly two hours from our new home to my office, which is a crazy commute.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Today, I added 100 shares of AT&T to my portfolio. I held a small position and have been too chicken to buy more for too long. The stock was down 5-6% at various times throughout the day, so I took the opportunity to buy into a great dividend payer. I don't have high hopes for making tons of money with this holding, but do expect a solid yield and moderate growth. I'm probably full on this name for a while.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
It's easy to be myopic when making major life decisions. The "just one more" syndrome is tough to combat. "I'll start to exercise in JUST ONE MORE week." "I'll start saving for retirement when I get JUST ONE MORE raise." "JUST ONE MORE month of this commute." It takes a lot of bravery and intestinal fortitude to overcome this condition. I'm struggling with it myself these days.
Monday, April 1, 2013
After living with torn up, exposed insulation walls since moving in in November, we can now have a comfortable room in our house. Our powder room and laundry room are also freshly drywalled and painted, but don't look as nice because they do not have a finished floor or any fixtures - the pictures don't serve justice to the amount of work we did to the rooms.