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March Net Worth: On the Rise

I’m continuing to make great gains in my net worth — since a small blip in November 2009, I’m continuing on the right path. My net worth increased another approximately 27 percent in the last month.

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February Net Worth: Marching Right Along

I’m continuing to make great gains in my net worth — after gains in December and January, I’m continuing on the right path. My net worth increased another 2.95 percent in the last month.

On to the numbers …

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Rebalancing Portfolios and Life

I kind of referenced it in a past post, but I received word that I got offered a new job — which I accepted — earlier this week. It’s a marketing writer position for an enterprise software company close to where I live. I feel it’s the next step for me, a growing company, and counting furloughs and pay cuts I’ve taken at my current job … a 50 percent pay raise.

While I’m extremely happy about these prospects, it leads me to believe it’s time to revisit what I have been doing with my finances. Sure, I’m still going to do the same things — budget, save, etc. — but with more money coming in every couple of weeks there are bound to be some changes.

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December Net Worth = Early Holiday Gift

After a small decline in net worth in November, I’ve made a very strong comeback in December … thanks to stronger stock market returns and a decision to pay off almost half of my college debt.

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Daily Dimes 11/20/09

Yesterday, I had a major gripe with a post and let it dictate the entire Daily Dimes dispatch — and while sometimes that’s important, I do like to try and keep a tone of optimism with most of my posts.

We’ll return to standard optimism procedure today, with a little bit of warning with this installment. Both articles are from the New York Times, no less. Go figure.
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Savings Goals 2.0

I had the chance to go to my hometown — Wallkill, N.Y. — for a couple of days before heading back to Jersey City and then Las Vegas for the last industry show I’ll have to travel to for the year.

It’s always nice to go home, eat some home-cooked food, and see my family. What is also nice about my hometown is that it is relatively quiet. Quiet, to me, means that I can think clearly and without interruption. I believe this is necessary to make sound personal finance decisions.

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