A reader sent me this email recently: Dude, your net worth has gone up crazy high in a short amount of time. Are you making this stuff up? Nope, it's all true. Big Tech Tantrums 2020 has been a hell of a year for the portfolio. We're up about $600,000. and last Thursday, our net worth touched $3,000,000 for the first time. Coincidentally, I was listening to the … [Read more...] about Juggernauts, Jargonauts, And Jabberwock -or- How I Got Rich With Big Tech
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