My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) 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.Quick … [Read more...] about Performance Update, February 2022: Time To Pivot
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 Tantrums2020 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!