• Time in the Market’s 2017 Year in Review Extravaganza

    2017 has passed on, it is no more, it has ceased to be so it’s time FOR THE 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA.  What makes this an EXTRAVAGANZA? Will there be fireworks and fried dough? No, there won’t but there will be graphs and things like that and those are just as good; some might say better. Thanks for the support bear friend. Since I’m a resourceful chap, I kept track of my portfolio, dividends and expenses on a monthly basis. Now that the year is over and the December data is in, I can take take that data and compile it into a yearly view. Don’t get too excited…

  • My 2018 Annual Goals – the financial goal Olympics

    It’s freaking freezing outside and that means 2017 is coming to a close. It’s time to set my eyes on 2018 with some financial goals to aim for next year. Last year’s annual goals post had a mix of personal and financial goals but I’m focusing entirely on financial goals this year as I have another idea in mind for personal goals. I find that there’s huge value in writing down goals and keeping tab on your progress. It serves not only as a guidepost for certain decisions but also as a motivational tool. It’s certainly a lot easier to gauge your progress when you have clearly defined and written down…

  • Time in the market’s Q3 2017 goal review

    2017 was a year of firsts for me and that included the first time I set concrete goals that dealt with my portfolio. I’m sure we all have goals in the back of our mind that we strive for but writing them down and actually committing leads to a higher chance of success. I thought it’d be fun if I set tiered goals for myself and therefore decided to mimic the Olympics and gave myself bronze, silver and gold goals to aim for this year. These goals were designed with the idea that Bronze would be a tiny stretch and everything else would require quite a bit of work to…

  • Relationships, personal growth and marriage

    One of my recent posts talked about my engagement and future marriage and I’ve been thinking about what that means for the past couple of days. Those thoughts have centered around the impact a good relationship can have on your life. It was only a few years ago that I was in my late 20s, discouraged from the dating rut I was in and expecting to be stuck in that loop of mediocre relationships for a while. There’s something to be said about feeling trapped and the stickiness it brings into the other aspects of your life. Often times when one thing isn’t going well, other things follow suit. In…

  • My 2017 Annual Goals – personal and financial goals

    I’m a bit late to the party here but it’s time to lay out my 2017 personal and financial goals. I didn’t have any goals last year. However, I’ve been listening to a book recently that spoke to the value of writing down goals when it came to actually achieving them. I think it’d be fun to set not only financial goals but also some personal goals. I also thought it’d be enjoyable to tier my goals into three levels. I’m going with bronze, silver and gold to reward myself at the end of the year! I’ll make bronze a reasonable level that I think I can reach with my…