Investments Show No Steam

I've gone through the practice of logging my net worth since 2016. I think it's a good way to track your overall progress (and process) over time, and helps to keep you on track with your financial plan. But, this year, a question about my net worth popped into my head. It's a question that … Continue reading Investments Show No Steam

How Did This Happen…TO ME?

It wasn't supposed to be like this; not for me, at least. I was the kid whose attention was grabbed by the financial splash screen on the nightly news that highlighted the day's close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and prices for things like gold and oil. When I would spend … Continue reading How Did This Happen…TO ME?

A Tough Cell

In my last post, I alluded to the state of my finances in the first decade of the 21st century. How bad had my finances gotten? Well, at their worst, I can remember something along the lines of this somewhere in the neighborhood of 2005: About $20,000 in student loans (already consolidated at "record lows" … Continue reading A Tough Cell