Monday, 21 September 2015

What blogs do I read?

Today I thought I would share with you the types of places where I get my information from.  We all read different blogs, columns and digest information differently.  We have all stumbled across great blogs while googling for something entirely different.

Today I'm going to share with you some of the awesome things that I have found on the world wide web.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Up, Up and Away

So I finally did it!  I finally got married (after posting about it for literally years) and I just wanted to let all of you know and thank the significant number of readers who contacted me to give me friendly advice about the whole process and who also emailed to wish me well.  It really meant a lot.

Today I'm off on my honeymoon which will encompass 5 countries in Europe over 5 weeks .  I've never been to Europe so I'm SUPER pumped for this.

Why haven't I been posting as often?

For regular readers you may wonder why I have not been posting frequently and basically it came back to something that I mentioned in my 2015 Annual Review.  I have a ton of posts that I could write about and indeed I actually have about 10 posts sitting in my drafts ready to go...but I have been thinking of re focussing this blog into something else.

I'm not 100% sure where I'm going to end up but it will almost certainly be blogging and definitely blogging about finance!  I'm just trying to work out what I can write about that will make a difference to other people's lives.

Hopefully a completely break over a month in Europe will help me clarify exactly what I will be doing in the future...but until then thanks once again for all the support and hopefully I'll get to tell you all about the trip when I get back!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

August 2015 Net Worth: $639,000 (+8.0%) and Goal Tracker

This month was massive for me.  I crossed the $1 million mark in terms of assets and my net worth crossed the $600,000 mark for the first time.

One of the interesting things about updating my net worth every month is that I totally ignore the larger numbers...I'm far more interested in how I'm performing month to month...but occasionally when I cross a bit milestone like $1 million in assets...that's pretty exciting!

So how did I do it and what changed?  Well read on below for details.

Net Worth: $639,000 (+8.0%)

% Change
Net worth

This month was absolutely crazy for me.  I took a massive hit in my share portfolio as global share markets sank to their lowest levels in 4 years.  However offsetting that was a large increase in the value of my property.  I will go through this and more in my detailed explanations below.