May 2006 Net Worth Update

May 2006 Net Worth Update
Our big wedding day is almost here.  June is just around the corner! As I look back on this last month, it all feels like a blur because of all the last minute details (and expenses) to get ready for everything.  I plan to take it easy until our wedding day.  I want to enjoy everything ...

April 2006 Net Worth Update 1

April 2006 Net Worth Update
Going into April, my focus was almost entirely on taxes!  And I can successfully report that all of State and Federal returns have been mailed before the deadline date.  Of course, not that the deadline mattered since we are receiving a refund on all returns.  But it’s nice to be done! The rest of the ...

March 2006 Net Worth Update

March 2006 Net Worth Update
March was a wild month! We are in full-scale wedding planning mode and paid for several expenses ahead of our big day coming up in June.  The stock market continued it’s gains, helping to push our investments to record highs.  And on the income side, my fiance received an unexpected raise at work.  All combined, ...

February 2006 Net Worth Update

February 2006 Net Worth Update
After last month’s record net worth gain, I was expecting a little pull-back from the market — or at least, some pressure downward!  I know, not really positive thinking.  But hey, I’m just being realistic.  Thankfully the pull-back did not happen.  So the party continues!  For the 9th straight month we have been able to record a monthly GAIN ...

January 2006 Net Worth Update

January 2006 Net Worth Update
I’m excited to post this January 2006 net worth update because it is the start of a brand New Year — and this will become our first FULL year of working!  Having just graduated in May, last year only included 1/2 year of full-time work.  As a self-proclaimed data nerd, it will be nice to ...

December 2005 Net Worth Update

December 2005 Net Worth Update
And just like that, the year 2005 is wrapped up!  I can hardly believe that our first 6-7 months of working after college have gone so fast.  It was a great year for us as we transitioned from studying in college to working full-time.  We moved to a new city, in a new state.  We ...

November 2005 Net Worth Update

November 2005 Net Worth Update
This was a big transition month for us.  We recently finished up the cleaning (and part renovation) of one unit in our duplex — and then moved in!  That’s right, we now call our duplex home.  Half of it at least!  The other half we continue to rent out to the tenants we inherited when we purchased ...

October 2005 Net Worth Update

October 2005 Net Worth Update
In the middle of the month, we took our first vacation together by travelling to Chicago for several days!  My fiance and I love to travel and we always wanted to make it a priority for us to take at least one or two big trips together each year.  From day one, we have always ...

September 2005 Net Worth Update

September 2005 Net Worth Update
Life continues to stay busy as we discover new and exciting things in our home city.  I love having a MLB stadium so close to our home.  We’ve been out to the ballpark many, many times in the past few months.  Now we have pre-season NFL games starting up too.  As a sports fan, I’m ...

August 2005 Net Worth Update

August 2005 Net Worth Update
It feels like Summer is coming to a close.  Normally at this time of year we would be sitting in our first classes of the new semester.  Instead, we have our 9-to-5 jobs to attend.  We’re a little sad — well, bittersweet is probably the better description.  We miss seeing familiar faces of friends and ...