Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Lot Can Happen in 6 Months!

Might be my longest ever lapse in blogging! Plenty to catch up on but I will check in with a couple of positive bits of news. 

My net worth is still over $1 million, and I don't think has dropped below that level since I last posted. It is an arbitrary number and doesn't mean I can stop worrying about money, but it is still a milestone to feel good about. 
And... It should become easier to maintain growth in my net worth because I got a new job that came with a big raise! I had been letting my career momentum stagnate a bit over the past few years-- perhaps because of hitting that other milestone of a 6-figure income and realizing I didn't desperately need to make a huge amount more money to reach my goals. But now I will be making 30-40% more depending on my bonus. And depending on whether I get fired for failing at my new job! I hope that won't happen, but it will definitely present new challenges, and more stress. I think more and more about retiring early, so I need to stay focused on saving my extra income to reach that goal. 

I will try to get back to posting more about other issues. If any loyal readers are still sticking around, thanks for bearing with me!

8 comments:

mOOm said...

Sounds good :) I'm still blogging at least once a month. I have thought of stopping my personal finance blog, but people encouraged me to continue. Main development over here is we have a 6 month old baby!

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T'Pol said...

Congratulations! Wish you the best of luck with your new job.

pfstock said...

It is good to hear from you again. I know what you mean about momentum and stagnation. I hope that it is a change for the better. Oh, and I've only been reading your blog for about 10 years or so. I hope that qualifies me as a loyal reader. :)

PFS

MisterH said...

Congrats! I work in publishing too, so I'm always interested in following news from your career. I'm sure you'll be great in the new position.

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back. I enjoy it when you write so please continue.

Also, can you clean out your blogroll (1/2 of those blogs are gone), and update your net worth?

Congrats on the new job!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are going to post again, I miss your posts. Congratulations on the new job!

Sherri L said...

Congrats!!! Are you going to roll over your 401k or keep it in the same plan for now?
I'd love it if you'd write about who you use for your taxable brokerage?
Amazing job and well deserved!