Some time over the weekend I achieved the first of five goals I set for 2012.
Goal: Increase net worth by $50,000
I've been fortunate this year. First, I couldn't have converted my IRA to a Self-Directed IRA at a better time. I locked in a small but respectable gain for 2012, which followed a market beating performance in 2011. Second, I sold the Cartier bracelets and several smaller items. I also received a $3,000 distribution from the bankruptcy trustee of American Business Financial Services. Finally, those rent checks keep paying down my debt. It hasn't been effortless, but I'm still surprised I did it this quickly.