This week has actually been very productive! My wife and I are in the process of closing on our very first house, and many complications have arose since our offer was accepted: we had to dig up our old bank account statements (this is tough to do when you’ve never had paper statements and now the account is closed), put money into a holding account for the roof repair (I guess the bank wants to make sure we fix it), and the sump-pump needed to get re-routed to the storm sewer (this delayed closing).
During all of this pre-home-ownership fun, I was somehow able to keep up with my posts and get quite a few pages written in my eBook, “The Debt-Free Degree”! Here’s the breakdown.
I had 3 goals for June and I failed 2 of them, so I decided to go after them again in July.
1) Raise My Subscriber Numbers to 200: It’s been a little slower than I would have liked, but on this final day in July, I have exactly 200 subscribers. Woot woot!! 🙂 Please excuse my child-like celebration, but it’s pretty exciting. I’m just that much closer to my goal of 1,154 subscribers by April 1, 2012.
2) Complete the First Draft of my new eBook:I’m starting to realize how much time this eBook is going to take (I plan on working on it every day though!), but I’m also realizing that it’s going to be AMAZING! It’s going to be the complete guide for anyone that is considering college or currently attending college! With this book, they’ll be able to enjoy a debt-free graduation. 🙂 I can’t wait to share it with the world!
3) Continually Post 3-4 articles every week: This is the most important goal I’ve set for myself, and I’ve never failed at it! I post every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and the first Saturday of every month for my income report). I trust that you’re enjoying the reading!
I had one of my articles published on other site this week. If you’re interested in reading it, here it is:
Female Products – The Budget Killer– by me at Prairie Eco Thrifter
There are also a plethora of other articles that I’d like to recommend. These were written this past week by financial sites across the web. Feel free to check them out!
The Value of a Trustworthy Auto Mechanic – by Financial Samurai
Stock Advice from Tony Chou – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
You’re Homeless. How Would You Improve Your Situation? – by My Personal Finance Journey
6% Real Estate Commission – by Consumerism Commentary
Contentment Through Appreciating the Basics – by Faithful With a Few
Can Apple Give the Federal Government a Bailout?– by Buy Like Buffett
Sustainability Tip #210: E-Cards – by Sustainable Personal Finance
Our Vehicle Breakdown Story: Thank You Roadside Assistance! – by Frugal Confessions
Are You Investing Wisely In Yourself? – by Invest It Wisely
Learning to Give Up The Rat Race – by Wealth Informatics
How to Make More Money: Stop Watching TV! – by Free From Broke
Reclaim the Guest Room– by Bucksome Boomer
Unexpected Baby Expense #2 – by Retire by 40
My New Financial Hero – by My Journey to Millions
At What Age Should You Teach Kids About Money? – by Not Made of Money
What is the Most Expensive Thing One Can Buy? – by World of Finance
Why Isn’t That Enough?– by Krantcents
How Fast Can Your Credit Recover After a Bankruptcy? – by Money is the Root
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.