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Thursday, October 05, 2006

On Lifetime Goals, Part 1 - Update #2


SUBTITLE: Open Letter to PDD

Time for another update on family progress towards that firstly announced lifetime goal -- at some point owning a larger number of dollars than the number of minutes I have been alive.

We continue to be a long ways from the goal.

Initial Announcement: HERE

First Update: HERE

CURRENT PROGRESS REPORT (as of September 30, 2006):


  • Minutes Alive -- 18,067,680.
  • Net Worth -- up about 29% since December 31, 2005.

Percentage increase in minutes alive is about 2.2%. 29% is more than 2.2%. So that's good!

As noted in the first update, however, to achieve the lifetime goal by the time I turn 50, I need to be compounding our family net worth by 35% or more. And I'm not. So I'm falling further behind again. Alas ...

16 Comments:

Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

My lifetime goal is to destroy you and all you stand for.

12:40 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Now why would you deliberately set yourself up to fail?

4:42 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I am like rain on the mountain...eventually I will succeed in bringing you down. It may not happen right away and initially you may think I am failing, but over time, I will destroy you and all you stand for.

7:07 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

You have confused the mental realm with the physical world. A common mistake made with expectable frequency by part-time bloggers. Your steel trap is getting rusty.

8:20 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger Chris Hagenow said...

Keep up the good fight.

10:03 PM, October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the beemer impact net worth

10:24 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

Part time blogger, long time reader...but it only takes one time to destroy the likes of you.

11:44 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

First, I think Garrett and Pinky look really good back and forth. Your colours are astounding.

Second, I will be rich before you will Garrett. Trust me on this one.

I will not however destroy you and all you stand for. Instead I will take you out for a beer and discuss how you plan to pay me back should I agree to loaning you a significant amount of money. I am still debating whether or not I should charge interest. See how nice I am.

11:47 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

What numbers are you playing in the Canadian Lottery?

11:48 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

HA! I bought two tickets for two diffent lotto's tonight. I never buy lotto tickets. But increase in wealth will not come from the lottery. It's something much bigger and more exciting than that.

I don't know the numbers on my tickets as they were quick picks quickly purchased and stuffed in my wallet.

I'll let you know tomorrow.

11:52 PM, October 06, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

PDD - Wealth creation is not a race. At least it's not a race against other people. Wealth creation is a race against time. I would be absolutely thrilled for you to be wealthy whenever it happens! The interest rate on your loan will have to be extremely competitive to be enticing. I don't borrow money.

Chris Hagenow - Thanks for stopping by in your suit and tie! Best of luck with the campaign. Remember, less government is always better than more government.

Anonymous - Company cars don't show up on employee's balance sheets. At least it didn't show up on mine. But I'm a lawyer not an accountant. I took the conservative route!

7:50 AM, October 08, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

My loan consists of sending you back in time, far back to a time where you had no concept of money. How's that. Is that enticing enough? If you don't borrow money how did you buy your house? Or do you rent? If you bought your house with money you didn't need to borrow, than you are seriously neurotic.

I hate borrowing money, and so much so that I don't. Only if I need to buy a house or my husband needs a new car. Only then do I borrow money. I know, I am neurotic too. I have mild obsessive compulsive disorder also in case you wanted to know. I have never been diagnosed with OCD, but I believe I have a mild condition of it. See, I could be a doctor and make bank but I chose art instead. This is stupid, yes.

10:24 PM, October 08, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

Damn you Garrett...damn you to hell.

10:04 PM, October 09, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

My new tune from my debut album "Raising a Nation" which features a maternity ward on it's front cover:

(chorus:)
Damn you, damn me; damn it for always
Thats the way it should be
Damn you, damn me; damn it together
Naturally

I had a dream I had an awesome dream
People in the park playing games in the dark
And what they played was a masquerade
And from behind of walls of doubt a voice was crying out

Damn you, damn me... (chorus)

As we go down lifes lonesome highway
Seems the hardest thing to do is to find a friend or two
A helping hand - some one who understands
That when you feel youve lost your way
Youve got some one there to say Ill show you

(chorus)

So you think you know the answers - oh no
couse the whole world has got you dancing
Thats right - Im telling you
Its time to start believing - oh yes
Believing who you are: you are a shining star

(chorus)

Damn it together... naturally.

11:31 PM, October 09, 2006  
Blogger Satan said...

greed is good

i wont get to greed until later

but i like it

a lot

11:38 PM, October 12, 2006  
Anonymous TheBoss said...

Why are you all so obsessed with money? Can't we just all get along, and live a peacful existence together. God, I sound like a liberal. How disgusting!!!

9:03 PM, November 01, 2006  

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