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  • eurfi 23:12 on 2017-09-06 Permalink | Reply  

    Blog paused until end of 2017 

    The (few) regular readers might have noticed that I only post the monthly net worth and options income report. All other types of postings stopped a few months ago.

    I thought about stopping this blog, but then decided to keep the monthly reports. I was not sure if I would stop the accounting for myself, so I still reported my numbers on the blog.

    Now I’m pausing all blogging. I will re-evaluate at the end of the year whether I will continue with the monthly posts (e. g. if my accounting slips), reduce the frequency of my number reports or if I maybe stop blogging completely.

    My main reason is my lack of (free) time. Kids, an house and (multiple) jobs leave too little time for myself. While I enjoy writing my numbers down and seeing some visitors and even getting a few comments, the time is ultimately better spend on other ventures. My ultimate goal is freedom (from a day job) and so (paid) work is bringing me closer to this than blogging.

    I will not stop my journey. I’m on a very good way and end of 2022 should be the latest date where I reach my goal. If all goes well it could also be end of 2020.

    • Financial independence 14:56 on 2017-10-06 Permalink | Reply

      Hi EurFi,

      I am not sure how much the blog contributied to the discipline and your commitment, but from 216 in October 2014
      you are almost doubled your amount by reaching in 396K in September 2017.

      This is in three years. The goal is more important than description. If more time will help you to hit your target by 2022 – so be it.
      You will be missed.

      Writing a meaningful posts with unique content does take time. I hope you will manage to rationalise your schedule and come back whenever you are ready.

      Liked by 2 people

    • eurfi 22:05 on 2018-01-06 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, what a ride. Apart from a few bad months (I will always remember the -30k of October 2014) it was a very steady rise. It is almost too easy.
      My biggest takeaway is “thinking about it (money) really helps”. But I can not attribute this to the blog, as these insights came while I was doing some private/internal planning (I never published these numbers).


  • eurfi 19:22 on 2017-09-02 Permalink | Reply  

    August 2017 – Net Worth and Expenses 

    May (-200) and July (+100) were two months with no progress. I’m glad that August shows a healthy gain of almost 1 %. The only sad thing: My stock market activity did not contribute to that.

    • brokerage accounts 292.3k (-0.5k)
    • ETFs 17.7k (+0.7k)
    • cash 20.3k (+5.5k)
    • alternative investments 62.2k (-2.0k)
    • taxes 3.5k
    • total 396.0k (+3.8k) [+0.97%]

    Monthly Expenses

    • January 5.2k
    • February 2.5k
    • March 2.5k
    • April 3.3k
    • May 3.1k
    • June 2.1k
    • July 2.3k
    • August 2.1k

    August was the cheapest month so far (a few Euros below June). An yearly total of 33k seems achievable.

  • eurfi 7:39 on 2017-09-02 Permalink | Reply  

    August 2017 – Options Income 

    I opened another account, that I will also track from next month on. August was the first negative month for my strategy. But July was exceptionally good.

    Far OTM option selling (MTM)

    • January: +1.9k
    • February: +0.5k
    • March: +0.9k
    • April: +1.1k
    • May: +1.1k
    • June: +1.2k
    • July: +2.6k
    • August: -0.3k

    Far OTM option selling (closed trades)

    • January: +1.6k
    • February: +0.8k
    • March: +0.4k
    • April: +1.5k
    • May: +0.4k
    • June: +0.8k
    • July: +3.2k
    • August: 0
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