Lately my financial strategy has been evolving to meet my short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals (2013) Be CC free Pay cash for a new car Increase 401(k) savings rate I’m super close to eliminating my credit card debt. I fully expect to do so on April 15, 2013! Can’t wait. I will immediately turn [...]

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I’m back

I’m back. Wondering where I’ve been? Well, I’ve been busy. Working and living my life. I just updated my About Diva page. Thought I’d share the latest with you. About Diva – Updated April 2013 This year turning 45. Now have a positive networth (on paper). Still not married and no kids. Still own a [...]

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September 2012 Financial Health Update

Wow, wow, wow! How is your Networth coming along. Mine is doing really well. It’s all on paper right now. 1) My over all networth has improved to $140,174! From -$28,779.88 back in June. This is all attributed to the gain in value of my California condo. I am DE-LIGHTED that it’s turned into a [...]

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September 2012 Goals – Carrot Method

In the past I’ve loaded myself up with lots of goals each month. Well this month I’m trying a different approach. I’m focusing on fewer more significant goals and trying to use highly valuable carrots to motivate me to complete the goals. I’m only focusing on four goals this month and if I achieve them [...]

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August Financial Health Update

Hi there! How are you? I’m well. It’s been a busy couple of months. Financially, improvements have been achieved, but it’s all on paper. Let me show you. 1) My over all networth has improved to $86,641. From -$28,779.88 back in June. This is all attributed to the gain in value of my California condo. [...]

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June News from my Condo Renter

So back in June, when everything was going down with my manager, I received notification from the firm that manages my condo for me in Southern California that my current tenant is breaking her lease and moving out June 22.  This was really bad news for me.  I started thinking about how long it was [...]

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12 Goals for 2012: A Mid-Year Update

Thought I would provide an update on my progress towards achieving my goals for 2012. 1)      Move out of M&D’s house by 6/1. Done! (100% Complete) 2)      Take a real vacation involving relaxing pool-side. (0% complete)  I don’t know if this is possible this year.  However, if I take it off my list, then I [...]

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Big News in June

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  It has been a crazy couple of months.  May started out really well.  I went up to Chicago and got my furniture and belongings out of storage and moved into my new apartment in Texas.  At work, my organization received an award that I had submitted [...]

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June 2012 Financial Health Update

I know I’ve been MIA for the month of June, there has been quite a bit going on in my life.  I’ll update shortly. Here’s a quick recap on how I ended up financially for June 2012, and like May, it’s not pretty. 1) My overall networth impoved to -$28,779.  I’m not sure what this [...]

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