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My Last Net Worth Update and likely my Last Post…Ever

by My Journey to Millions

I have been running this site since August 2008 and updating my net worth since January 2011 and it is sad to say that this is likely not only my last net worth update it is likely my last post ever on My Journey to Millions.  After writing for the better part of a decade I had just become burned out, and then subsequently feeling guilty when not updating.  I received what I considered a good multiple on income, and just couldn’t turn it down.

It is a very weird thought that some time in the very near future, this site is not where I am going to turn to discuss random thoughts about money, estate planning, insurance planning, investments or even life.  I have been running this site for about a quarter of my life.  8 years is longer than college and law school combined.  That is a crazy amount of time for a 34 year old.  Some of the regular readers know more about my finances than my family and closest friends (sans The Wife obviously).  In that 8 years I went from newly married getting used to owning a house for the first time, to my second home, 2 amazing children, same dog and same amazing wife.  I have shared on this blog some of my greatest triumphs and some pretty dark times in my life, and it has been an awesome ride.

Did I meet my goal of Millions? In a simple word, No.  Am I close? Nope.  Do I have a tremendous more money than when I started this blog? ABSOLUTELY.  Hell, when I started this blog I had a negative net worth fresh out of law school, and since I started to actually track that number in 2011 I am up 200%+.   I have a long journey to go but this blog gave me the accountability I needed to use as a foundation.  I know it is silly but the very exercise of just adding up your assets and liabilities on a monthly basis forces you to make different decisions.

Will I still be writing somewhere? Yes.  I didn’t sell my twitter account so I can be reached at @MJTM and I started a new blog, BuildingIncome.Investments, that will be solely focused on what has been my passion for a while – building a portfolio of dividend growth stocks bought at a fair price.

Last Net Worth Update

  • From April 2016 to May 2016 my net worth increased 2.03%
  • Year to date my net worth has increased 2.61%
  • Since I started tracking my net worth in January 2011 my net worth has increased 200.73%

journey quote

My Journey is far from over, but still loving every minute of it!

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Revanche 05/01/2016 - 11:59 pm

Well I wasn’t expecting to see that! But congrats on the sale, see you on Twitter.

Evan 05/02/2016 - 9:56 am

I had been thinking about it for a little bit…just didn’t feel right posting so infrequently on here. Thanks for all the comments over the years!

Brendon 05/02/2016 - 1:25 am

Thank you so much for the time and effort that you have put into this. Reading your posts have been educational and have motivated me to seek my own financial independence. Best wishes…

Evan 05/02/2016 - 9:49 am

Thanks Brendon! I am positive the new owner will continue helping people with his story, research and posts.

Paul N 05/03/2016 - 2:53 pm

Sorry to hear that Jason (I mean Evan) 🙂

Best of luck to you on your new venture. Hopefully this site and your future endeavor(s) both turn out well. (Unlike the one in my jest above).

Evan 05/03/2016 - 8:22 pm

Hate to say it but I don’t get the joke? I just checked you have commented a lot over the years and I really appreciate it! Hopefully you’ll pop your head over at the new location

Paul N 05/03/2016 - 10:35 pm

Dividend Mantras demise. Sorry I just figured it’s a good case study in the world of PF blogging. Your words sounded very much like the last post on that website before its creator moved on.

I stopped by your new site today but was not able to link to the feed burner. It may be blocked by my work server. I’ll try at home to sign up.

DivHut 05/06/2016 - 1:08 pm

Thanks for all you have shared over the years. Good luck.

Craig 05/19/2016 - 10:06 am

Thanks Evan for all of your stories, information, and help you’ve given readers over the past years. I’m excited to continue the journey here and help folks out along the way to realize their own goals.

Financial Samurai 12/01/2016 - 4:08 pm

E-dog, are you gonna tell us how much you sold the site for, why you bought it back, and how much you bought it for?! It would be such an entertaining read!


Evan 12/05/2016 - 10:51 am


I don’t know if it is appropriate to discuss the details. I never had that talk with the buyer (then seller).


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