Goal Check #11

Monthly Goal Check-in #11 – @ 12/1/2016

Gen Y Finance Guy Goal Setting 9 Comments

The theme for November has been to focus on health and fitness. All of the financial goals have either been exceeded or are on autopilot to success through the end of the year. As I shared earlier in October, I placed a $1,000 bet with a co-worker, with the winner who loses the most weight winning. The bet was officially agreed …

Book Wish List 2016

12 Books for Your Christmas List This Year

Gen Y Finance Guy Words To Live By 19 Comments

I wasn’t and avid reader growing up, in fact I really didn’t start reading (voluntarily) until 2011 (I was 25 then). Now I read 40-50 books a year and spend about $1,000 every year on books (I actually just paid $1,000 for ONE book, but we will save that for another post). I’m currently working to put together a new resource for …

November 2016 Financial Report

November 2016 – Detailed Financial Report #23 – Net Worth $486,544 [+53.1% for 2016 YTD]

Gen Y Finance Guy Monthly Financial Reports 7 Comments

GYFG here checking in for the November monthly financial report. If you have been reading these reports for a while you will notice that I introduce each month with the same intro month after month. I do this for two reasons; a) for the newbies to the site (which make up about 50% of the sites traffic); and b) to remind …

Peer to Peer Lending

Humble Beginning in Peer to Peer Lending

Gen Y Finance Guy Investing 17 Comments

I first dipped my toes in to the Peer to Peer lending market back in 2010. Back then I was just dabbling and transferred $2,000 into my investment account over a 6 month period. Looking back at the history it looks like this initial investment was made up of 5 separate deposits. I don’t really remember what put P2P lending …

Betterment

I only have $200 a month to invest, here’s what I do with it.

Gen Y Finance Guy Investing 3 Comments

I am surprised to learn that millennials are actually pretty good at saving money. At times, the media can paint a picture of millennials as naive, buried in debt, and lacking common sense. This might be true for some 20 somethings, but millennials are saving anywhere from 5%-10% of their salaries. Only recently have I been able to start saving …

Goal Check 10

Monthly Goal Check-in #10 – @ 11/1/2016

Gen Y Finance Guy Goal Setting 10 Comments

The theme for October has been to focus on health and fitness. All of the financial goals have either been exceeded or are on autopilot to success through the end of the year. As I shared earlier in October, I placed a $1,000 bet with a co-worker, with the winner who loses the most weight winning. The bet was officially …