Energy Level – Know when to call it a day

When I first started working in High School, I used to think, “man, this is so easy!”. By investing just 8 hours a day during the weekend, I was able to make enough money to buy a videogame… in a SINGLE day! $60 a day, or $7.50/hour seemed like a pretty significant chunk of change to an

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August 2012 Monthly Expenses

August was my first month on the new job. As a result, I had more disposable income than in any previous month. You would think that because of this (and because I’m so frugal :)), my savings rate would reach an all time high!

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Portfolio Update: New Addition (EXC; September 5, 2012)

It has been a few months since I made any new purchases, since I feel the market is a bit overvalued at the moment. Still, I used today as an opportunity to add more shares of Exelon Corporation (EXC). EXC is now sitting at its 52 week low. I added 56 shares at

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Work Update

It’s been busy at work lately, and last week was one of the more stressful weeks I’ve had to deal with. To start, the new company I joined just recently announced layoffs for 10% of the workforce worldwide. Even though other co-workers and management reassured me that

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July 2012 Monthly Expenses

July was a busy month as I was focused on closing escrow on my first rental property. As a result, there were some additional costs associated with closing. The appraisal and credit report totaled $461 and the HO6 insurance was $340. Title transfer fees, and other various closing fees came out close to $3000. Since buying an investment property is not something I foresee doing on a monthly

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