Hello Everyone, this is my October 6, 2017 Net Worth Update.
My stock portfolio has increased over the past year with very little outside contribution. My dividends are averaging a little over $500 dollars per month. I have mainly been adding to my emergency fund to reach a goal of $10,000.00 which I have just about accomplished. I know my goals keep changing. This is because I am not sure if I will be working at my job after December, so my goals are very short sited!
My plan for the rest of the year is to add 95% of my paycheck to my 403b. I am doing this for three reasons: #1 to take advantage of some extra hours that I am working at work, #2 to decrease my taxable income, and #3 to cut my paycheck down to almost nothing so that I can feel the burn and hopefully this will spurn me on to focus on building up my paypal account through reselling. If I do not earn enough money to cover my bills through reselling I will have to use the money in my PayPal or charge to my credit card. 🙂
My goal is to earn money outside of work through reselling and eventually quit my day job. My day job pays well but I am looking for a way out of the daily grind… I would like to have control of my time and this control is becoming more important to me the older I get!
This is my June 12, 2017 Net Worth Update. Since I decreased my working hours last year from 80 biweekly to 64 I am unable to add as much money to my brokerage as I would like. At one point in time in 2016 I was adding $2000.00 per month. At this point in time I could probably add about $1400 per month but even saving this amount has screeched to a halt because I decided it would be more pertinent for me to instead add it to a savings account emergency fund since it is highly likely that I will be quitting my job in September due to a “mandatory” flu vaccine at my workplace.
This shot has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with adding money to someone else’s pocket and especially not mine since I am willing to quit over it. I guess you could say that I am upset and angry that my savings ability is being ripped from me. I am a saver. Everything seen on this blog was saved from my own work. I have never been in debt, I always saved, even when I had nothing.
It is unbelievable that I have been able to obtain what I have and I am frustrated because I believe this is another example of the attack on the middle class. My job cannot be outsourced so I believe “they” have used a job that cannot be outsourced to their advantage by taking advantage of the only thing they can, my physical body.
Quitting will alter my blog and investing activity but I don’t think it will be completely destroyed. The good news is that my monthly dividend return has been averaging just over $500.00! Simply adding $500.00 per month to my account is an admirable achievement and I think I can be happy with limiting my contributions to this amount. Unless I can obtain “special paperwork” from a “doctor” to get me out of this poisonous shot, I may have to accept this…
So… this is what “they” are doing to me… and is another representation of what “they” are doing to the middle class… I feel like I live in Nazi Germany, trying to get my “special paperwork” to get out of the country and save my life.
My only other option, I have decided, is to take one shot, in 2017, and one shot only since repeated shots are more harmful, save for a car in 2017/2018, and quit in the fall of 2018 before the next shot is forced. Stay tuned.
On a lighter note, I have been working around my container garden and small yard like crazy. I love doing this. Below are some pictures. I bought a Meyer lemon tree on a whim at Walmart. I live in zone 6 so this should be interesting. This tree can be kept in a container so it will live through the winter. I also purchased various plants for pollinators. These plants include a milkweed plant and milkweed seeds for Monarch butterflies, Lavendar Grosso, and Phenomenal Lavenadar, and Salvia plants. Bees love Salvia.
I have also become quite interested in the International Space Station (ISS). It can be seen with the naked eye so it is especially exciting that its path has recently taken it right over my townhouse on a nightly basis! It is so cool.. there is even an app, called ISS Detector, that enables you to track its orbit. Astronomy is something I intend to study in my post 9-5 life. It astounds me that one can see the moons of Jupiter and Saturn with something as simple as binoculars.