Wealthy Bloggers – January 2010

Better late than never I guess. Things have been crazy around here with the new year coming around and the baby getting older yet refusing to sleep through the night still. The one biggest change in my life has been a return to physical fitness in an extreme way. My wife and I started doing P90X last week. We are starting on week 2 so I am hoping it gets better but it is exhausting so I am sleeping more. This has affected my writing so I may be posting less frequently for the next couple of months while I get my physical fitness in order along with my finances.

SiteNet WorthVariance
Poorer Than You-37,358.00+$511.00
Spilling Buckets195.00+$3,839.09
My Pretty Pennies5,383.00+$1,670.00
Couple Finance12,353.00
One Guys Money28,560.00+$90.00
Punch Debt in the Face28,793.00+$1,404.00
My Money Shrugged42,843.65NRY
Carrie on the Cheap65,187.00+$4,972.00
Suburban Dollar65,603.00+$6,173.00
One Mans Money68,437.63+$4,787.45
Financial Samurai96,000.00NEW!!
The Financial Blogger107,722.00NEW!!
Budgets are Sexy143,817.65+$7,069.34
Money Really Matters248,006.00+$9,671.00
Living Almost Large279,370.35+$8,931.6
Consumerism Commentary301,600.00+$11,563.00
My Money Blog347,477.00NRY
Million Dollar Journey399,600.00+$8,100.00
Boston Gal548,934.59+$17,576.97
2Million Blog601,100.00+$11,073.65
Free by 50616,854.00-$15,161.00
Money Blue Book641,395.00+$44,863.00
Enough Wealth800,800.00-$30,000.00***
Sun Financial Diary900,473.02+$28,176.87


1 Prince Of Thrift January 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

and my net-worth is currently $60,622.00 and growing by the end of the month that car not WILL be paid off. As I focus on other debts, saving for my wedding, and saving for another item (yet to be announced) that will be happening labor day weekend.

2 Financial Samurai January 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

HNY Kyle! P90X, sweet! Are you required to do the before and after “X” sign with the arms? 🙂 Maybe do a before and after picture? That would be fun.

Dang, only $800,000 until many of us catch up with The Sun! lol.

Thnx for putting together the list.

3 Kyle January 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Ha! No X’s but I did take a before picture and hopefully the after picture will be worth taking. It is going to be a long while before I catch Sun but I don’t know how old he is either. I am guessing he isn’t in his 20’s.

4 Financial Samurai January 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Yeah, another fella is doing the P90X thingy, and said he put up his before picture on the site.

Do they suggest taking a very pale picture with the gut out in the before shot, and then sucking in the stomach and getting a tan in the after shot?! 🙂

I think Sun is in his mid 30’s, which brings up a point….. maybe have two or four buckets, Below 25, 25-30, 31-35, 40-50! It’s hard for the youngins to stack up to folks like “Free By 50” who is close! Might be too much work though, donno.

5 Money Funk January 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

Wow, I feel “Poorer than You”. But one day I hope to feel, “Sun Financial Diary”. 🙂

Good luck with getting some sleep and with your new workout regimen.

6 Kyle January 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm

It is getting better, I am not anywhere near as tired this week as I was last week. It is a big adjustment to go from a purely sedentary lifestyle to one of nightly back breaking exercise.

7 Elle January 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

We did p90x and it is brutal. Pylometrics was the hardest to finish (actually they are all hard). We lived on the 3rd floor so we really had make sure we landed like a cat. Wish you guys well on the program!

8 Kyle January 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Plyometrics was easier the second time around. The first week I had to pick myself up off the floor just to stumble through it.

9 Monevator January 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Good luck with the program! No point ended up rich and unable to enjoy it. 🙂

Great that you’re doing it as a couple, too.

10 Sun January 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

To give you an idea how old I am, I was a junior college student 20 years ago. So I think I am older than most of bloggers on the list 🙂 And it took me about 10 years to get where I am right now. It sure is a long road, but as long as you start to save and invest early, you will get there.

11 Financial Samurai January 15, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Dang Sun, you old! lol. Actually, early 40’s ain’t that old at all. Congrats!

12 Leslie@spillingbuckets January 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

We just started p90x as well – and it is hard. We’ve been struggling to do it consistently, since we started just before Christmas and the holidays screwed up the whole schedule. But… I’ve definitely seen a difference in just a few weeks! Good luck with it!

13 Early Retirement Extreme January 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

@Sun – So up-up-up during the 90s and then stagnant for the 00s?

I think the most interesting are the increases. Either some of these are in highly volatility investments or they are making bucket loads of money.

It would be interesting to see an expense column as well.

14 Financial Samurai January 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Jacob – Honestly, I think everybody makes bucket loads of money. I’ve written about this several times in “We’re All Financial Geniuses”, and “Fortunes, Fortunes, Everywhere.” Essentially, the large majority of the community are 1) geniuses, 2) save money diligently, and 3) have more money after this downturn!

Geniuses Unite!

15 Sun January 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Actually, I didn’t have anything when I finished graduate school early in the 00s. The investing started in 2001 shortly after I got my first job and it has never been interrupted since then. Since we have two incomes, it is a little easier for us to set aside the money every month.

Yes, nearly three quarters of that money is in the stock market and it wasn’t pretty early last year. But now it looks like we went through it just fine. Could be even better later if the stock market keeps going up 🙂

16 RainyDaySaver January 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I may have missed the explanation on this before, but do the net worths include homes? I wonder if a home should be included in the calculations. I don’t think everyone does, though, because those big mortgage numbers tend to put everyone into the red. Wait, did I just answer my own question? 😉

17 Kyle January 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Not everyone includes their homes in the Net Worth calculation. A lot of times the mortgage offsets the value of the home anyway so if you don’t have a ton of equity in your house it doesn’t really matter. I personally have excluded my home from my networth. I don’t plan on selling my home and the house itself generates no actual money so I don’t see it so much as an investment as it is a place to live.

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