Updates: Dec 23 – 29

Christmas and Boxing Day, Holidays, financial blogs, financial blog reads, personal finance, blog reading, closing party for a local restaurant, staycation
We are over a week into our ‘staycation’ and have been enjoying every minute of it. We have knocked off numerous coffee shops, restaurants and entertained a number of guests. We’ve only been here a month and we’ve almost had more people over than we did in an entire year at our last place. I love it. We are still waiting for our couch to arrive, and for our closet system to...

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Revisiting the 2012 financial goals

2012 financial goals, financial goals, financial expectations
Earlier this year, Brian discussed our 2012 financial goals.  We try to set our financial goals each year.  It gives us something concrete to work towards and when you complete a goal, it feels great.  At the time, I wasn’t sure where I would be employed or even IF I would be employed.  Kind of hard to set goals when there is a lot of uncertainty!  We did our best and I felt like I set some...

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Net worth update – 2011

money management skills, finances, handling money, Net worth update, net worth
A year and a half ago, I started keeping track of my net worth. Since then, every month I visit all of my online banking and investment sites, collate the data and calculate my net worth using my home made excel spreadsheet. Keeping track of my net worth is extremely valuable and provides a quantifiable way to track my financial progress. As much as you can rationalise frugality, your net worth can...

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Net worth update 2010

income tax refund, tax refund, extra money, Net worth update , net worth, financial success, financial health
In terms of overall financial health, your net worth is a great indicator of overall success. To calculate your net worth, add up all of your assets (things that are worth money) and subtract your debts (loans, etc). 2010 was the first complete year that both CF and I kept track of our net worth on a monthly basis. At first, adding up all of my assets and debts seemed like a big task. Now, I enjoy...

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