Millionaire Journey Update #12:

Happy New Year! Can you believe it? 2017 is gone and 2018 is already 10 days old. I picked today to update my millionaire journey via my Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund because I started this journey exactly 1 year ago today. Let me say this. What a journey it has been. In fact when I began on January 10, 2017 I made reference to being nervous due to Donald Trump being President. After 365 days I am still nervous but can’t deny that it has been a good financial ride all in all. It’s important to note that I blog about ways that I make money as well as saving money wherever I can.

I blog about my trading, photography and blogging income. One of the things I neglected to mention and it has been a continual source of income is my old Youtube account. Before I was a dad I began a Youtube account with the hopes of becoming a Youtube star. Yes you read that correctly. That is not a typo. Don’t laugh. I amassed a subscribership of nearly 20,000 at my peak. Then I started to let it go a few years back.

However, in the last 3 months my Youtube channel has been surging again from some of the Doritos Crash the Superbowl videos I did from 2012 to 2016. For the life of me I can’t figure out why there is such a surge of views.

Everyday I am getting new subscribers to my channel and I never promote it. Plus, there has been a nice increase to my ad revenue lately. Feel free to watch below.

Doritos 2012

Doritos 2013

Doritos 2014

Doritos 2015

Doritos 2016

All of my Doritos videos in one video

Anyway, 2017 was a great year all in all. I am very happy that I made smart choices to lower my expenses and make as much money as I possibly could. Plus it was a great feeling to continue to build on my family’s nest egg.

Speaking of nest egg, let’s do the numbers for last month.

I was able to add in $3041.30 to my (VTSAX) Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund position for the ending month of December.

That number is a combination of photography, blogging income, trading, dividends, capital gains and option money.

And Youtube too.

There is now a $17,363.95 investment return since January 10th 2017.

To wrap things up my Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund total is now $112,997.58.

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Until next month.

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