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I’m Back

July 2nd, 2022 at 04:27 am

I’m back from vacation, the islands were beautiful. 


Now that I’m back it’s time to buckle down on my finances, I got a little side track but I’m ready to get back serious. 


All major bills are paid through September, this gives me time to look for a job or new contract. 


Prior to leaving I had two really great interviews but no response. I hate being ghosted by recruiters, especially if you contacted me. 


Upon my return I knocked out a few applications, and next week I have two interviews lined up. Fingers crossed that something pans out. I get the feeling the job market will be switching to the employer. 


My COBRA ends in August so I started shopping around. I found a few on the exchange but the deductibles are high, about $8k. Hopefully I land a gig and can get group insurance. 


I took the night to up date my spending register and balance a few accounts. Of course travel and food were the budget busters. I’ll finalize every tomorrow. Net worth is still trending positively and I’m finally starting to earn some dividends on my investments. 


Though small, I’m loving how I’ve gone from being scared of investing to loving learning all about it. I know they say don’t watch daily, but doing so has helped me get a better understanding on what’s happening. Tonight was the first time I actually balanced my IRA account. 


Slow and steady wins the race. 


3 Responses to “I’m Back”

  1. Lots of ideas Says:

    I knew you would love learning about investing.

    I think it’s fine to check every day as long as you are thinking about what your strategy is and only making changes based against your strategy, not on market volatility.

    It’s why I suggest ‘practicing’ by ‘pretend buying’ for a while before you actually buy. You can test out an idea and gain confidence in your skill without losing money. Smart investors aren’t just looking at stock movement - they are looking at the economy and trends, and buying and selling based on what is happening. You can test yourself by saying ‘I think …’ what ever, and pretend buying shares. If you are wrong, ask yourself what you missed. Learn from that.

    By the time you are debt free and ready to be a big time investor, you’ll either have the skill for it or know you need professional you’ll be able to interview and evaluate the professionals.

  2. Amber Says:

    @LOI thank you so much, I never thought I’d like this investing thing. I was so intimidated by it, now I can’t get enough. I’m still learning but I’m trucking along

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Good that you are continue to learn and want to learn. That's how we grow. And certain investments are better for some than others.

    Hope you find a grand position with great insurance!

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