Thursday, October 28, 2010

What’s in Your Wallet

Fun post for today since I don't have a whole going on at work. I wanted to show my readers what's in my wallet:

As you can see I carry a lot of plastic, I took the picture this morning. If you start from left to right, here's what's in my wallet:

Arnold Palmer Golf Discount Card
American Express Corporate
Discover Card
Citi Premier Pass
Bank Of America Check Card
Texas Driver's License
Houston Metro Q Card (bus)
Best Buy Reward Zone
Kroger Card
$25 Beth Bath and Beyond gift card
Sam's Club membership card
Randall's card
CVS Card

I also carry my AllState auto insurance card with me but I forgot to pull it out. As you can see I carry no cash or anything else. I need to reduce the amount of stuff I carry, I would hate to lose the wallet and have to worry about all this stuff.

What's In Your Wallet?


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Auto Loan Almost Paid Off

The wife's car is almost paid off! Below is a picture of her car. We bought the car brand new in January 2006 for $30,200. I negotiated this price down from $34,550. The final price included taxes, title and license. We put down $3,500 and negotiated a 60 month loan at 2.9% APR. The monthly payment amount is $448.

Most of my readers know I don't really follow any debt advice, for example Dave Ramsey says never buy a new car but this was the best purchase we've ever made. The car has 50,000 miles and it is worth $17,000! somehow our auto debt turned into an asset. We put an average of 10,000 miles per year so our plan is to keep the car for another 5 years and sell for a small profit when the car has 100,000 miles.

After we get rid of this debt, we plan to put the $448 payment towards my auto debt. I have an additiction to Japanese luxury so I still owe a bit more, I don't want to name the brand or model but I will say I love my 300 HP engine :)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Did Not Get The Job

I had a call Friday morning from the recruiter in New York telling me I did not get the job I interview for last week. I'm glad she called, I hate it when you never hear anything after an interview. I'm OK not getting this job. I realize 100,000 is a lot of money to pay a person, they are looking for top talent. I have most of the skills but I'm not a sales person. Perhaps now is the time to to focus more on what I really want to do and less on how much I can make. Money does not always bring happiness so in a way I'm thankful I did not get this job.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Job Interview

I had an interview for the job I posted about a few weeks ago. Monday night the recruiter called me and said they were ready to talk to me. I had the interview the next day over the phone. I admit it was not my best interview but I'm hoping I make it to the next step which is another interview in person.

I really want this job, and making $100,000 would be nice!