My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. Most of July was a great month for my finances. On July 24th, my portfolio was up over $60,000 for … [Read more...] about July Performance Update (Day 2037): Hundred Thousand Dollar Dreams Decimated
I have a problem and it is Facebook. No, I don't check it 500 times per day. The problem is that the stock is eating my portfolio: On The Hook With Facebook In May of 2012, I bought 1,000 shares of Facebook when it went public at about $41. And then it dropped, so I bought more. And then it continued to drop, so I continued to add to my position. When the dust had settled, I … [Read more...] about How To Pay Zero Capital Gains
I have always claimed to hate New Year's resolutions. Why must we wait until the year turns over to commit to big changes in our lives? However, I must not hate them as much as I like to think because I can't get them off my mind. Turns out that I have many of them: Get my ass in the best shape of my life: Whoah, a resolution about getting healthier; how unique! … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Tell Us about Your Amazing Goals for 2017!
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. Let's talk about money. We have been blogging for exactly 4 years today. Mostly Mr. 1500, but I pop in from time to time to share my views or ask a question. Our life has changed substantially in those 4 years. We downsized our house, joined the Double Comma Club, fell out of the Double Comma Club, bounced in and out of it for a while - and will … [Read more...] about Get Comfortable Talking About Money
My main goal is to build a portfolio of $1,000,000 in 1500 days with no debt*, starting from 1/1/2013. Every month, I provide an update on my status. My goal for 2015 was to get my portfolio up to $874,353. Because we saw exceptional returns in 2013 and 2014, I have already accomplished this. Let's have a look at July. One trillion is a huge, strange looking … [Read more...] about Performance Update 31/50: To $1,000,000,000,000 and Beyond!