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Map to 1,000,000 Doubloons – October 2015 Update

Ahoy mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

Everyone knows that to the best pirate around, you need to have a big pile of coins to hide!

-Why have the coins if you’re just going to hide them?

Because it’s fun! It’s the pirates’ way!

-I will never understand pirates.

Well I will never understand parrots so that makes us even.

Now, the amount of coins desired by each pirate varies, some want a little pile to call their own, others want to own Fort Knox. Myself, I have set a fairly reasonable goal to get to a Net Worth of $1,000,000 simply because it’s a nice round number.

As of the 1st of this month, I have a net worth of 150,502.60 doubloons!

Last month my net worth was 148,546.92 doubloons! That means I have increased by 1,955.68!

This is pretty darn sweet considering I’ve knocked my car’s worth out of calculations!


Here’s how it breaks down:

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Counting the Coins – October/November 2015

Ahoy Mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

Last month, I highlighted my current income and took a look at my October 2015 budget. Now let’s see how I did!

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Technical Difficulties

Apologies Mateys

I accidentally left my spreadsheet with all my numbers on my work computer, so I don’t have the info needed to do my normal “Personal Dividend Update” post.


I feel rather lost without my spreadsheet…it has a LOT of info on it. Budgets, spending, weight, projections, donations…my poor spreadsheet, all alone and locked up at work.

Ah well.

See ya’ll in 2 days for a full update!

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I Bought a Car

Ahoy Mateys!

This is the Captain here to talk about life!

Back in this post, I described my reasons for wanting to sell my car and getting a new one. (Well, a used one. A “new to me” one. Y’all know what I mean.

Funny enough, I wrote that post on Friday, and wound up buying a car on Saturday. So by the time the post came out on Sunday, I had already made my decision and signed the paperwork.

The internet is weird that way.

Anyway, Saturday morning, I woke up with a spring in my step and determination in my heart and headed to the dealership.

Mistake #1.

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Decisions, Decisions

Ahoy Mateys!

The Captain here to discuss finance and life!

I’m buying a house currently and have been learning a lot on the process.

#1 thing I have learned?


I haven’t even bought the darn thing yet and I’m already out 2 grand, with promise of another 20 grand at closing.

*queue heavy breathing into paper bag*

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The Devil is in the Details

Or does the phrase go “God is in the details”?

Well a quick google shows both work so that’s cool.

At the moment, it certainly feels more like the devil as my to-do list seems to be growing exponentially daily!

Of course the reason for my extended to-do list is that I was able to find and secure a house! So maybe that would be god since that’s a good thing.

Or it could be the devil tempting me and therefore is a bad thing!

I dunno, I really don’t think either of these is true (I’m atheist after all), but it can be fun to speculate at times.

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