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$1,000 Bonus for Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

In Side Hustle by Gen Y Finance Guy16 Comments

Last year, I shared a post that laid out the history of my credit card rewards. The kind of rewards I’m talking about is signing up for a new credit card just for the free money. Back in June I shared about signing up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, and at the time it was offering a 45,000 point bonus …

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December 2016 – Detailed Financial Report #24 – Net Worth $527,668 [+66.1% for 2016]

In Monthly Financial Reports by Gen Y Finance Guy33 Comments

GYFG here checking in for the December 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 …

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2017 Goals – Go Big or Go Home – But Focus

In Goal Setting by Gen Y Finance Guy26 Comments

In any given year I usually have a dozen or so goals. But sometime during the middle of 2016 it dawned on me that maybe less is more. If I set less goals, I could shoot for a much bigger outcome. I could be more focused. Less really could be more. For 2017 I have several themes: Slow Down – Mrs. …

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

In Goal Setting by Gen Y Finance Guy9 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 …

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The Details Behind Our $105,000 Investment

In Financial Analysis by Gen Y Finance Guy41 Comments

One of the perks of joining the executive team at the company I work for is either being granted options or the opportunity to get equity (i.e stock) in the company. Not everyone gets a choice, but I am fortunate to be in a position where I get to choose. There are pros and cons to each, which I plan …

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12 Books for Your Christmas List This Year

In Words To Live By by Gen Y Finance Guy19 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 …

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

In Monthly Financial Reports by Gen Y Finance Guy7 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 …