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Goal Financial Independance(Part 2)

Discussion in 'Money' started by Fundinn, Feb 27, 2018.

Goal: Elaborate a budget(weekly spending, funds, real estate, stock market). by March 20, 2018 (finished)



Member Fundinn commits to the following actions to achieve this goal

- Schedule a meeting with my portfolio manager(he's also my financial planner).
- Build a financial snapshot of my weekly spendings/earnings(my bank has a platform for that).
- Look at properties in target neighborhood and project how much time I need to raise that cash(and how much). What I would need to do, what my situation will look like if I buy something.

  1. James

    James Host

    He's got a wall-wide towel rack with labels set up, just to satisfy his daily requirements.

    And all tax deductible (best tax return ever).
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  2. Fundinn

    Fundinn Active Member

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    Two weeks ago I made a 5% down payment on a condo in construction. It's three km away from work, in a up-and-coming neighborhood. It ate a chunk out of my free time(necessarily so), but I'm not going to own my place. A couple of details:
    • The condo is rather large for a first unit. About 750 square feet.
    • I needed to find a place that was under 225k to benefit from a 5k return from the state.
    • To find such a place at this price range, in proximity to work which is located in an expensive neighborhood, I bought-in for something I will only get the keys in March 2019. This is a bummer, in the sense that I can't live there until that date, but my mortgage broker said this was an opportunity for me to build up a 30% down payment and to get my mortgage from a virtual bank to hit really low interest rates. This means that I'm currently aiming at saving around 60k by 2019, since I'm also going to need money for taxes and a couple of utilities.
    In any case, it's a bold move, everything's gone up 100% in the housing market in this city. Shitty industrial neighborhoods now host excellent restaurants, coffee shops and studios. I believe this is a great bet, as it is located in a neighborhood that has a lot of potential. It's also going to be a 15 minute bike ride to work, which is great too. The cities infrastructure has vastly improved and a new bridge connecting the city to the rest of the state is being built, I can only see this as signs of prosperity.

    So yeah, next update on this post is a screen shot of my bank account at 70k. Time to hustle.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
  3. James

    James Host

    Nice, looks like you've got this going in a good direction
  4. Tom

    Tom Active Member

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    fuck man 70k is PHAT.

    Sounds like you are steaming a long.

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