What oh What Have I Been Up To???

1 02 2011

Like I said yesterday, I have made some big decisions lately.  You see, here’s the deal, I quit smoking for mostly financial reasons.  I wanted to save $2000 and I thought I could use my cigarette money to do that.  However, what I realized was that was very short sighted.  First of all because my health and the health of my daughter should be my first priority for quitting smoking and second because I waste way more money than just $150 a month on smokes.  I realized that in order to achieve my 2011 financial goals, I am going to have to take a broader approach and do more than just cut out lunch money and cigarettes from my budget. Read the rest of this entry »

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2011 Financial Goals

7 01 2011

I posted another video today on Youtube.  This time it is about my financial goals for 2011.  Now like I always say, I fully expect that this list of goals will be dynamic.  Perhaps I’ll accomplish some things sooner or later than expected or some new opportunity will pop up.  Who knows?  All I know is that as I expose myself to new atmospheres, I will become privy to new perspectives and ideas.

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Introducing Finance! Claiming Financial Independence.

1 01 2011

Money
I’ve been thinking about how I  am going to approach this topic.  After all, financial independence is not a topic that I know a whole lot about.  I have to remind myself that I am not talking about what I have done, but what I am going to do.  And as I have said before, I am claiming it so I better get on it. Read the rest of this entry »