If you’re like us, you’re wrestling with how to prioritize all the many things that you want your money to accomplish. In our case, we have credit card debt. We have auto loans and a home loan. We have retirement to think about, and our emergency fund needs some love. All of those items are good options, but what is the best option?
Each quarter, we’d like to give an overall summary of our investment results…it forces us to confront the good and the bad. The results will show performance based on the end of that quarter for the trailing twelve months. Below are our results for the second quarter of 2017. If you want to see more of these reports, click here.
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I thought I’d start these financial posts with an overview of where we’re at and where we came from.
My wife and I came into adulthood in the early 2000s when credit was flowing freely. Regularly, we’d get credit card offers with 0% interest and no payments for a year. Getting a home loan only required stating your income and not actually having to prove anything. It was a great time to justify getting yourself way in over your head with debt.
Welcome to The Money Brain, a site for people with money on the brain!
This blog is an attempt to help others and myself improve our relationship with money. I plan on being open and transparent about the strategies I take and the moves that I make. I’ll let you know what went right and what went oh so horribly wrong! I’ll give you glimpses into our past, and we’ll look into my family’s future plans. I hope we can help others while we make this journey.