Inflection Point

Big news! Al and I have uploaded our first Brothers on Books episode to Apple Podcasts. We’ll be uploading a few more shortly and then will slowly release subsequent episodes. It does give me a warm fuzzy feeling now that it’s out for the world to discover (

One of my net worth increasing bullet points last time was to tinker with advertising on Amazon for two of my books (links at the bottom). One thing I’ve found cool about Amazon is that you don’t actually pay for impressions if you’re not getting clicks. What I’m showing below is that over 1,000 people, who are looking for actuarial or sports analytics type books, have been exposed to my books. They now have at least had my book images on their screens. While I still haven’t gotten a sale from this avenue 1,042 people have been at least exposed to them. It will take some time before trust is built, while I get those reviews up.

This has become all too common to touch on Bitcoin but once again the headline for the past ten days, similarly to the dip at the end of February, was driven by the price of Bitcoin.

10-day BS Refresh

Analysis Intelligence

The Opening NW in the 3/10/2021 column is the closing NW from the 2/28/2021 column. The green numbers represent estimated changes to my net worth in those categories (green numbers in 3/10 column are the changes that I estimated on 2/28). The white “Gain from” rows show how the actual numbers turned out compared to my original estimates, ten days prior. You can see that my Bitcoin projections have been way off the past couple of weeks in the “Gain from Currencies” row.

I finally received my first paycheck from my job but still haven’t gotten my Michigan rent checks, which is why my cash projection was off. I think I’m going to revert to expecting to receive them them the 15th of the month.

Crystal Ball

The next ten days I am projecting a relatively quiet period.

Ideas for increasing NW/Learning

  • Look for promotions for my books. Examples would be doing some book drawings.
  • Finish my actuarial modules so I can get my FSA, deadline is April 9th (will be a 7k increase in salary once I get my FSA)
  • Revisit Tax Liens
  • Learn about Salesforce
  • Start analyzing how affiliate programs really work
  • Instead of relying solely on Amazon to sell my book I’m thinking to sell the books on my website as well. Should I just control the book sales in the same corporation as my real estate in Michigan?


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