Category Archives: Finance

New Goals

New Goals

On July 7, 2009, I published the first entry on what would become this blog. Back then, the design wasnt great, my writing wasnt that good, and I didnt know that much about blogging or doing much of anything online (though I was great at reading the news online). A lot has changed since then.… Continue Reading

February 2015 Monthly Review

February 2015 Monthly Review

These keep getting later and later into the month, but I’ve been working on the new site design (and have been, for probably about 8 months) and it should be ready to go live soon. There’s a lot of new stuff, and will go into where SLB will go and my renewed focus for the… Continue Reading

Personal Capital Review

Personal Capital Review

A few years ago, my friend Sam from financial samuraiĀ (who was retired) started a new consulting gig that he was excitedly telling me about. He was working for a company called personal capital, which sounded to me like an investors version of mint. I was still paying off debt at the time (and was hesitant… Continue Reading

January 2015 Monthly Review

January 2015 Monthly Review

Thankfully, 2014 is now in the books and our cash issues are over as we’ve switched to my wife’s health insurance. This is something we have been waiting to do for about 6 months, and as predicted our cash levels really jumped up this month. It was nice to see that, and see the effects… Continue Reading

November 2014 Monthly Review

November 2014 Monthly Review

Hey All – It has been a packed month. I’ve been very busy with side work and this site, and am hoping to launch the new site soon (Yes i’ve been saying that forever, but it’s going to be totally different and is a LOT of work). I’ve already removed about 400+ old posts that… Continue Reading

October 2014 Monthly Review

Hey everyone – it’s been a quick month of October, and I’m happy to report that everything here has been going well. The initial squeeze that was placed on our finances when switching jobs and seeing a 10x (!!!) increase in health insurance plus my wife beginning work 2/3rds time instead of full time put… Continue Reading

September 2014 Monthly Review

September 2014 Monthly Review

Welcome back! There has been a pretty small number of posts here lately, as I have been working on a redesign for the site! It’s not quite ready yet, but I think it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I had hoped it would be finished by early september, but that just… Continue Reading