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.
On to the numbers …
Almost nothing strikes more fear into people than April 15 — the date when all tax forms must be filed for the year prior.
Whether you do it yourself, with an accountant, or rely on Tax Turbo and other online tools to help you file your taxes, there is one common theme: You must have organized records in order to fill out all of the sheets and forms necessary to ensure the IRS doesn’t come knocking at your door.
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.
Look at this cute, adorable dog. This medium-sized German Shepherd is ready to play fetch, sit at your feet, and protect you. How much do you think it would cost in a year to take care of this dog — we’ll call him Archibald — assuming he stays healthy?
Like I mentioned earlier, I monitor my net worth at the beginning of each month. I find that it helps keep me on point with regard to all of the goals I have for myself. I also just like to keep tabs every month. To me, it’s a nice, round period of time. I wouldn’t do it any more often than that, but I’d do it more than once per year. I think quarterly would work just fine.
Anyway, on to the numbers …