Net Worth Update – January 2017

Net Worth Update – January 2017

Now we are moving! This is our fourth monthly update and there ain’t no stopping us now.  Overall, January was a pretty good month when it comes to my finances and goals. I am definitely happy with the outcome and  I am hoping February will be the same, if not better. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” –James W. Frick Wealth Building Goals: Be eligible to be an Advanced customer with my primary bank by March 2017 – 65% of the way there Have a fully funded (Six

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Goal Update – January 2017

Is it me or did January go by extremely slow? It might have been because December’s paycheck came early and I had to stretch it for six weeks instead of four. Or maybe because of the weather here lately – a month’s worth of rain in one day. Whatever it was, the month felt so drawn out and I am definitely ready for February. The main reason is because we are one month closer to summer. The second reason is because I am one step closer to reaching my overall goals for 2017. The third and final reason is it is

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Wedding Series: Is it better to Elope?

Growing up, when I thought of eloping, I thought of two love-struck people who couldn’t keep their hands off of each other and wanted to spend the rest of their lives together but had to keep their love secret from the world. Now as an adult, when I think about eloping, I think about a couple that just wants to do it their way – in love and unapologetic. When we discussed getting married, eloping was thrown out there; however, we did not have a deep conversation about it. After a little digging, I found that the cost would have been

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Net Worth Update – December 2016

Update number 3 and I think I could get used to doing a monthly update. Knowing I have to produce these monthly updates, forces me to be even more conscious about what I spend my money on and where I invest not only my money but my time as well. Not only was, December was a great month financially, but I also spent some much needed time with my family. It’s not how much money you make, but how much you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for. –Robert Kiyosaki Wealth Building Goals: Be eligible to be

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2017 Goals

Every year we (yes, we!) sit down and write about what we want to accomplish and how we are going to go about achieving our goals. Some people crush all of them, Some people crush some of them and others do not crush any at all. However, if you are one of those people who set goals and never reach them, don’t be upset. Setting goals or resolutions, means you are trying to become a better version of yourself. A better person than yesterday. Therefore, for 2017 the theme throughout the year is to “Be Better, Do Better…” In order to stay within the theme of

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2016 Goals: Fourth Quarter Recap

Over the last 12 months, I have made a conscious and continuous effort to improve me, my relationships, and my finances. I would definitely put 2016 in the win column. I mean, moving into my own space, getting married, getting my CPA license, starting a new (much better) job, learning how to say no and standing up for myself. When I gave my boss my resignation letter, his response was “Congratulations! This is the year of Sylvia!”, and I couldn’t agree any more. Although the goals listed below were my main focus, I reached a lot of other milestones this

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Net Worth Update – November 2016

This is my second monthly update and I am excited to report the progress I have made over the last 30 days. Overall, November was a okay month financially, but personally it was great (this will be included in my quarterly goals update) and I am so excited to see what December will bring. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. –Benjamin Franklin Wealth Building Goals: Be eligible to be an Advanced customer with my bank by March 2017 Have a fully funded (Six months worth of expenses) emergency fund by March 2018 Have a net worth of $150,000 by

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6 Ways to Get Through the Holidays Debt-free

It’s that time of year again, to spend time with family and friends and to spend money on gifts to show how much you truly love and appreciate each other. However, no matter how much you love someone, you shouldn’t have to go into debt to show them you truly care. Even though Christmas is about spending time, spreading love and being present in the moment; people like to receive gifts. So here are six ways to get through the Holidays debt-free: Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. –The

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Year of Me: Grateful and Full of Hope

2016  has been an amazing year in my life (can you say winning!), I welcomed a nephew, got married, got my CPA license, became debt free, will be starting a new job in December, and grown as a person (both personally and professionally). So while I wake up everyday feeling blessed and grateful for who I am and where I am, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge in writing all the things I am thankful for. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never,

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Net Worth Update – October 2016

This is officially my first monthly net worth update. I am steadily making progress towards my net worth and savings goals.  I loved doing my quarterly updates because it allowed me to see how far along I had progressed. However, I wanted to start doing monthly because I believe this will keep me more accountable in regards to my goals.  Especially for some of my more loftier goals. Wealth Building Goals: Be eligible to be an Advanced customer with my bank by March 2017 Have a fully funded emergency fund by March 2018 Have a net worth of $150,000 by March

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