Building a Career

Connecting The Dots Looking Backwards – Deconstructing My Career

Gen Y Finance Guy Career 17 Comments

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. – Steve Jobs I’ve always been a big believer that every experience acts as a stepping stone to your end destination, however momentary it may be. I tend to think of the destinations as I go more like waypoints along a much longer journey. Each arrival is only a snapshot in time and after a momentary pause acts as the starting point on the way to the next waypoint. Sometimes there’s a real awareness of how decisions and experiences will connect in the future; but most of the …

Big Money Moves

Big Money Moves in 2017 – Putting Over $250,000 To Work

Gen Y Finance Guy Financial Freedom 38 Comments

Do you plan your big moves out in advance? Or do you just fly by the seat of your pants? I believe that if you want to do something extraordinary in any aspect of your life, you have to be pre-meditated. That’s not to say there isn’t room for serendipity, but I can’t stress enough the importance of being intentional with the decisions you make, that will ultimately act as the stepping stones to your desired destination. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail! I don’t want you to look back on your life 40 years from now, only to be disappointed that you were not more intentional with the direction of your financial life. The reason that I …

Goal Check #9

Monthly Goal Check-in #9 – @ 10/1/2016

Gen Y Finance Guy Goal Setting 6 Comments

We are officially down to the last 3 months of the year. This tends to be a very busy quarter for me on all fronts. With the exception of this year (which has been insane since it started), my busy season at work usually kicks in around mid-October and extends through January for annual business planning. Based on the past 9 months I actually think this year’s busy season is going to feel like a cake walk. You wouldn’t believe how easy a 60 hour week feels after working 80-90 hours a week for months (with the occasional 100 hour week). Seriously, the past few weeks have been confusing, I find myself twittling my thumbs wondering if there is something …

June 2016 Financial Report

June 2016 – Detailed Financial Report #18 – Net Worth $399,946 [+25.9% for 2016 YTD]

Gen Y Finance Guy Monthly Financial Reports 18 Comments

GYFG here checking in for the June 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 everyone what these reports are all about. By all means if you have read the intro at least once, then please feel free to skip down to the “Summary of June 2016” section where the new content begins (click the orange link to be taken there automatically). For those of you that are new around this corner of the internet, I …

Breaking Through Walls

November 2015 – Detailed Financial Report #11 – Net Worth $311,820 [+71.9% YTD]

Gen Y Finance Guy Monthly Financial Reports 15 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 everyone what these reports are all about. By all means if you have read the intro at least once, then please feel free to skip down to the “Summary of November 2015” section where the new content begins (click the orange link to be taken there automatically). For those of you that are new around this corner of the internet, I …