@ceereelyo YES! I love my signature! Plus, I just don't get it - it's my name and has been for 30 years. I've received inscribed gifts using this name. I've published articles with this name. I've LIVED MY LIFE with this name. Why in the bloody hell do I have to change it? Thankfully, my husband is wonderful and does not care an ounce whether I change my name, but I was shocked at the reactions from several of our friends when I said I wasn't changing it. It's 2014! Get with the times!
@samburger I lease my primary residence, so my net worth includes my secondary residence which I am currently renting out to tenants. I have about $55k in equity in that apartment, which I split with my husband 50/50.
2014 Net Worth Goal: $175,000 Jan 2013: $146,732.42 Mar 2013: $152,144.25 I wasn't great about checking in last month but I am seeing good progress regardless. Fingers crossed!
@Mike Dang Done and done!
Logan, how come you haven't been posting as much?
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!