I’m buying a house!

I put an offer in on a house and it was accepted. I’m now deep in the weeds of validating this is a good idea before my 10-day inspection period expires and I lose my deposit if I later decide to back out. It’s a gorgeous 3-unit house in a great neighborhood. But It feels […]
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Ebay: The Perfect Side Hustle

Selling on Ebay is a great side hustle. I listed a pair of Lu’s outgrown shoes for $12 or best offer. I got $10 for them. Subtracting the Ebay and Paypal fees, that’s $7.26 in my pocket for a few minutes snapping pictures after Lu went to bed. Say it took me 20 minutes total […]
Money Prowess Net Worth Update December 2017 is $80471

Net Worth Update December 2017: $80,471

Net Worth Update: $80,471 Woot! Officially over the $80,000 net worth barrier. After reading the Globe piece noting median net worth in Boston ($8 for US blacks vs $247,500 for whites), it puts our position in further local perspective. We’re sooo close to have $200,000 in retirement savings alone. As the year wraps up, I’ll […]
Money Prowess Net Worth Update November 2017

Net Worth Update November 2017: $78,361

My Money Now Prints Money So Why Don’t I Feel Rich? We have entered “the zone.” Not only is a kick ass stock market helping nudge us along, but we’re generally at the tipping point that our money is printing more money. Our assets keep growing without us lifting a finger. Maybe soon we’ll be […]
Money Prowess Net Worth Update October 2017 70224USD

Net Worth Update October 2017: $70,224

Net Worth: $70,224 Month Change: +$4246 My growing graduate student loan continues to haunt me.   2017 Net Worth Tracker: January: $14,107 February: $21,285 March: $30,016 April: $32,939 May: $33,537 June: $38,883 July: $41,518 August: $57,943 September: $65,997
Money Prowess Net Worth Update September 2017

Net Worth Update September 2017: $65,977

Net Worth: $65,977 Month Change: +$8035   Check out those Assets! My 401(k) went up by almost $6,000. I didn’t crack the stock market. I had a big fat bonus check so 14% of that went into my 401(k) in addition to my 14% of my regular salary. That plus some gains (and potentially timing […]