I live in Vancouver and I love it, but that doesn't stop me from complaining about the sky high real estate prices.
Meaghan, thank you SO much for this fantastic article! This is perfect timing, because my husband works for a tech start-up and has options, and we only just realized a couple of months ago that this could be big for us. I look forward to the rest of the series!
@ThatJenn I hear you! The bulk of my net worth is tied up in investments or in my condo, so it's tough to predict the outcome. That being said, I do contribute a dollar amount to savings every month, and I pay off bits of my mortgage, so that's something that I can control. I like to try and set a high net worth goal for myself to encourage as much saving as possible, which means that I will often squirrel away cash over and above my monthly savings. Also, it motivates me to save things like my work bonuses and tax returns, because I like to see the number go up!
2014 Net Worth Goal: $175,000 Dec 2013: $145,982.12 Jan 2013: $146,732.42 Let's hope my investments start picking up so that I can hit my goal!
Thank you for the card, Mike! It made my day!
I love almost everything about being 30: having my shit together, being confident, not caring about what people think, having a great career, a home, a successful relationship, and feeling like I have the whole world in front of me. What I don't like? The sagging. It's starting, you guys, and it's not pretty.
On Places I've Lived: Above a Coffee House, a Subsistence Farm in Tuscany, and a Chain of Remote Islands
LOVE Coburg Coffee House!
Bought the first dress I tried on at David's Bridal literally five days after getting engaged. It was on sale, I didn't need alterations, and I could take it home that day itself. $400 and no tears. Bam! Must have been a great dress because our wedding was feature din Wedding Bells magazine! :)
2013 Financial Goal: Net Worth of $130,000 October 2013 Net Worth: $127,395.63 November 2013 Net Worth: $133,302.84 YEAH!!! I did it!! Still a month to go, and I anticipate a big bonus at work, so I might be able to do even better!
I use a large tupperware to make a "box of salad" once a week. Throw in a whole bag of spinach, an entire chopped cucumber, an entire chopped green pepper, and half of a chopped onion. When it's time to eat, dish out as much as you want and add feta and olive oil. Quick and easy greek salad! I'm all about snacks, and I prep this on the weekends. 5 little baggies of almonds, 5 little containers of carrots or celery, 5 little Laughing Cow wedges, 5 bananas, and 5 breakfast bars.