Portfolio Update: New Addition (EMR; July 12, 2012)

The last time Emerson Electric (EMR) dropped below $44, I was short on cash and unable to add to my position. I woke up this morning, fired up the watchlist, and to my surprise, found the stock “on sale” again. Since my original purchase price was $49, I thought now was a

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June 2012 Monthly Expenses

I apologize for the lack of updates on the site as of late. I have been out of town the last few weeks on a business trip, and it has been difficult for me to find the time to post. Here is an update on my monthly expenses for the month of June.

For this month, the spending was somewhat irregular, since I was

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Silicon Valley Housing Prices

Some of the more recent entries I’ve posted have been about real estate investing. More specifically, I’ve been sharing updates on my search to locate a rental property. In my last post, I mentioned that there was one additional open-house I would be attending. I took a look Sunday morning, and as it turns out, this property ended up being

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Comments: Back Online!

Hi everyone, I just realized today that the comments section on the blog was not working… doh! I recently upgraded the site to the Thesis theme, so am still trying to work out the kinks. For anyone who tried to post a comment and was denied, I sincerely apologize! Things should be working better now. Hope you all like the new look as well. Cheers!

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Visual Progress: The First 5 Years (23-27)

I thought it would be helpful and fun to include a visual to chart my progress towards early financial independence. This illustration highlights the first five years of my professional career. It includes details of the different income streams and debt that I have taken on. The items that are crossed off are the ones that are no longer affecting me anymore. As previously stated, the goal remains to

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