Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (October 2016)

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Previous update here. Hey there! I feel a bit like the late kid to the party this month. I’ve taken my sweet time sitting down to write this net worth update for two reasons – i) I’ve been busy starting my new job and ii) the numbers aren’t too exciting. October tasted pretty sour in some […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (September 2016)

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Previous update here. Hey there! I was hoping to do a couple of blog posts in September (actually, in August) but I placed blogging on the back burner – as much as I love you guys! October was productive, in that I continued working 3 jobs (lecturer, tutor, academic) and setting up my own business. My PhD […]

Financial Goals

2016 Financial Goals Update

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Earlier this year I set a bunch of goals to move me toward financial security over 2016. In this post I’ll update my progress and adjust my action plan as required. They’re still very much a work in progress, but the progress is reasonable. wealthfromthirty’s Financial Goals for 2016 Eliminate credit card debt of $2700 (AMEX) […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (March 2016)

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Previous update here. The teaching semester began at my University which means alongside my PhD scholarship, I receive some  income from lecturing and tutoring. This is great, and for the next few months, I’m contracted to earn a fairly decent sum. I’ll also have to mark student assignments and started working a research job over […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (February 2016)

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  Previous update here. February may turn out to be the calm before the storm; my annual professional registration fees are due in March and although I was told I didn’t owe any this year (I’m finishing my thesis and not practicing) I’ve since received a notice that I do in fact need to remain registered which was […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (January 2016)

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Previous update here. January was a reasonable month financially. In addition to my regular income, I was paid $434 for some work completed Q4 2015,  received some cash gifts – I turned 30 🙂 and made $70 selling some furniture left over from my previous rental. Account interest totalled $37, well above average due to the timing of payments following my […]

Personal Finance

A Look Back on my Financial 2015: A Yearly Financial Review

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Perhaps one of the keys to financial independence for us mere mortals is to review our finances on a regular enough basis – at least annually. Specifically this might mean looking at expenses and income along with outstanding debts and investment performance. Half of the battle of course is to reflect upon avenues for increasing income […]