Update…sort of

I have been very busy lately and it’s hard to find some extra time and energy to keep this blog alive. Mea Culpa!
It’s cool to see that even though I’m not consistent in releasing new content, the blog has a nice flow of visitors every week. Great to see and thanks a lot for taking the time! I do notice it and appreciate it a lot! 

When I refer to the busy part, it’s actually all positive news.

  • I’m able to incorporate a lot of sport activities in my schedule. (Another reason why I neglect this blog a bit). This doesn’t seem like anything special but I love it.
  • I’ve received a promotion which allows me to have an even bigger impact on the company I work for. Together with a raise, this should also be beneficial for my net worth as I won’t bump up my lifestyle and spend more. On the contrary, I will save additional money each month.
  • My net worth itself was picking up the pace. Yes, you read that correctly, “was”.

Schermafbeelding 2018-11-07 om 21.35.23

As you can see, this is the first time ever that my net worth went down a bit, despite having saved 1700€ last month. The recent stock correction is the main reason this happened, together with a big decrease in value of my AB Inbev stocks.

One might say this last point is not the most positive. But it actually is. It’s sales season on the stock market and just a small group of people are noticing it. Don’t let this correction scare you, look at the bigger picture. The economy is growing rapidly, more jobs are being created and hence, people not having a job is at an all time low.

I can honestly say, I’m not worried at all. I actually shifted additional savings towards my brokerage account to buy some more.

Remember the goal I set for last year? I wanted to reach 75k.
I’m very curious to see if I will still make it. I’m staying positive and am actually enjoying the extra challenge.

  • Last but not least. I’ve FINALLY found a side project I truly believe in. Even more, I’m not just thinking about it, I’m doing it. Am I scared it won’t succeed? Yes, I am! But at least I’m trying and that’s all I can do.

4 thoughts on “Update…sort of

  1. financialfreedomsloth 10 November 2018 / 14:53

    Best of luck with the side project! I also have found something I am excited about! Let’s hope both make us some money.


    • themelondeal 12 November 2018 / 18:07

      Great to hear sloth! Hope to read about it some day. Cheers


  2. Carl @ MoneyMow 11 November 2018 / 08:34

    I totally know the feeling of not being able to keep the blog alive – last month I also missed a couple of posts, but I try not to stress about it. Looking forward to hearing about your new side project!


    • themelondeal 12 November 2018 / 18:11

      Not stressing about it is definitely the key :D. As this is just a hobby for me, I’m totally relaxed about it. I’ll do my best to share more info when the side project is up and running!


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