Thursday, May 10, 2007

My bad.....

Thursday, May 10, 2007
I've really been doing a horrible job keeping up with this blog. For that, I apologize. To be honest, I figured that no one really read my blog, I got one email asking for updates, then I got another, then a friend asked, then someone posted a comment and I smiled because that means people actually read the shit I spew.

I'll try to do better in the future.

During my hiatus - actually, I prefer to refer to it as a sabatical - I began and subsequently decided to terminate a relationship, started a new (part-time) job, took up two new hobbies and had a bunch of fun.

First, the relationship. To make a short story even shorter: we met, I became intrigued by the idea of being in a relationship again, I entertained it for awhile, it became a chore, the slight chemistry we had fizzled and so did my interest. Actually, I'm proud of myself for not continuing to waste my time. No one should ever compromise themselves by lowering their standard.
Besides, the sex was whack.

In an effort to support my new habit, (I'll explain that in a bit) I accepted a part-time job at J. Crew. I figured that a part-time gig would limit my social options. A limited social calendar would afford me the opportunity to build up my cash reserves by not blowing money on superfluous discretionary items like drinks, club covers and meals at resturants. So far, so good.

That brings me to my newest hobby, interest, addiction...whatever you'd like to call it. Two weeks ago, I decided get my finances together. I opened a high yield savings account with HSBC, I began a 401K program with AXA Advisors, and I really stayed actively trading. My co-worker convienced me that with the market at record highs, now is the time to get in. It was time for this brother to get a slice of Wall Street's pie.

I've been doing really well so far. Slow and steady wins the race though.

So all of that, in addition to everything else most 20-somethings do, is why my post game has slipped. I should have more freetime since I got rid of that stagnant ass relationship.

I really will try to do better. I promise.


That Dude Right There said...

I have never thought about investing, but now you have me looking into and studying it.

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