August has come and gone in a hurry. As you might have noticed, I didn’t make a single blog post in August! This really isn’t acceptable, and I promise I’ll make a couple in September! A lot has been going on. Firstly, I’m switching jobs! I am leaving my first job after just over a year, and move to another company. I’ll be doing something similar, but gaining other experience. It should also decrease the hours I’m working so that I can focus on my online business some more. Now, money wise, I stayed flat for August. This is due to my investments falling $1.5k, and my purchase of a new TV. That’s right, I said it…I purchased a new TV! I’d resisted making any big purchases since starting my job last August and I finally broke down. I’ve worked my butt off for the past year, increasing my net worth by over $34k in a year! I decided to celebrate my purchasing a new TV, which I’ve been wanting for a while. The TV cost me $1.2k and I won’t be buying a new one for at least three years. Now, about that flat-lining net worth…I’m not too worried. Between April and June of this year my net worth had not changed. Then, the next month, it increased by almost $7k! While this month was flat, I expect my net worth to make another jump this next month when I receive a signing bonus at my new job and receive my accrued vacation paid in cash. Check out the numbers below for yourself.
I’m Will, the creator of HackingTheBank. No, this site isn’t about actually hacking banks. This blog is all about maximizing personal finance decisions so that we win instead of the banks.
I started this blog in 2010 when I graduated college with $43k of student loans and a negative net worth. Since then I’ve achieved milestones like getting married, buying a house, and tripling my income. During this time my wife and I managed to earn over 12,000,000 miles and points and used those points to travel to over 50 countries. And all of these points came from banks; neither of us travel for work.