"Secret skimping is out, like false bosoms." - Marjorie Hillis, Orchids on Your Budget, 1937.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 Net Worth

Emergency Fund: $3,680.63
Checking: $200.87
Wedding Fund: $686.55
Other People's Weddings Fund: $170.01
Misc. ING Funds: $51.01
Roth IRA: $7,782.05 (out of the $7,500 I've invested so far)
401k: $4,877.10
Sharebuilder: $40.29 (out of $50 initial investment)
Amex Gift Card: $23.00
Total Positive: $17,511.51

Rent: $PAID
Groceries/Utilities: $PAID
Phone: $PAID
Subway Pass: $30
Credit cards: $156.56
Student Loan I: $7,556.94 (from over $19k)
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $7,743.50

Total Net Worth: +$9,768.01

I made some pretty nice gains this month, despite my cut in pay, mostly due to the following:
  1. I got my final paycheck from my old job this month (we were paid every 2 weeks, with a 1 week delay, I think?), on top of the money I was making at the new job (paid weekly, with hardly any delay).
  2. My fiance and I are now each paying a percentage of the rent, instead of 50/50, so my share is about $200 less now.
  3. Retirement fund gains.

My expenses for next month will be through the roof with all the plane tickets alone. Starting the week after my own wedding in May, all my extra income (about $2k) will be earmarked for "Other People's Weddings". I have 3 weddings in the next few months, and all of them require travel. And one of them requires me to plan/pay the bulk of bridal shower/bachelorette party stuff. Woo? It's possible that I could not be any less enthusiastic ever, about anything, than I am at the moment.


Margaret said...

Wow, congratulations on all your progress.

I should really do one of these for myself but the only real asset I have right now is my pension fund. Bah.

ekingout said...

Thanks :) Posting my net worth monthly has really helped to keep me focused. You should try it!