I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003. That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data. That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69. Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by positive balances! $4,519.44 was my Roth IRA, accumulated during high school and college. The rest was a sizable signing & moving bonus from Northrop Grumman. My side hustle proceeds played a role too.
Here's one thing I learned about myself, when I don't have a plan then minor setbacks can derail me emotionally. I start to get down on myself for not doing more and I feel like I might fall further behind or fail to achieve a goal. But in reality I have no idea. Minor setbacks rarely result in complete failure. I'm in my own head. When does progress look like a straight line? NEVER. If I need to go 500 miles in 100 days, a minor setback won't affect me if the larger goal is still on schedule.
Hi there – please use the form below to reach me, I'd love to hear from you!A few things:I don't take guest posts. You won't get a response if you ask.If you are pitching me a story, an interview, etc, I get too many of those to reply to each one.If you don't get a reply, it's possible the email was redirected into my Spam folder. Try emailing me directly.You can also tweet me @wallethacks.Thanks!
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