Category Archives: The Big Scratch

The Big Scratch – February 2018 Net Worth Report

One of my foremost personal goals this year is to achieve a higher level of fitness. I live a sedentary life….really sedentary. I commute 3 hours per day, and then sit in an office chair in front of a computer … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – January 2018 Net Worth Report

Wow, look at that chart! We had a great year financially, and the result was an increase in net worth of $178,000 since the beginning of the year 2017. This type of growth is due in part to our stock … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – December 2017 Net Worth Report

One month left in the year! We surpassed our year-end net worth goals in September, but the market is still producing significant gains so our net worth continues to surpass expectations. The end of December is always a busy travel … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – November 2017 Net Worth Report

Holy shit! We just surpassed $800,000 in net worth! We are well past our year end projections of $784,000. I wish I knew what hashtags were; this might be hashtag worthy. As you can see, our investments have seen steady … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – October 2017 Net Worth Report

Since the beginning of the year, our investments have earned over $50,000 (earned not contributed)! That is a whole separate salary! The earnings are due to a strong market but, I insist on taking the time to revel in it. … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – September 2017 Net Worth Report

As mentioned in last month’s Big Scratch, we had a garage sale to help cover the cost of some home maintenance this fall. We made a whopping $255! This should cover a 5-gallon can of paint and some brushes. Luckily, … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – August 2017 Net Worth Report

I am on a mission to get rid as much crap as I can, so this month we will be having a garage sale! I have spent considerable time this summer, cleaning out the kitchen, the closets, and opening drawers … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – Brainstorming and July 2017 Net Worth Report

These last few months have been consumed with investment property research. I would like to have a larger financial cushion in retirement. Since my independence day is fast approaching, I am considering my options to leverage debt in order to … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – June 2017 Net Worth Report

We just returned from an annual trip to Oklahoma. Every summer, Mr. TJL and Little Miss go to Oklahoma to find metal for the art business. They scour scrap yards, metal yards, antique and thrift stores, appliance stores; pretty much … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – May 2017 Net Worth Report

We haven’t had a bad month yet. Our net worth continues to rise. We can thank Mr. Stock Market for that of course, but we also have to give ourselves a big high-five for maintaining a high savings rate each … Continue reading

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