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

Monday, March 30, 2009

April 2009 Net Worth

Emergency Fund: $3,189.43
Checking: $51.99
ING Funds (total): $484.77
Roth IRA: $3,663.12 (out of the $5,400 I've invested so far)
401k: $1,286.05 (out of $1,349.92 invested)
Sharebuilder: $27.50 (out of $50 initial investment)
Total Positive: $8,702.86

Rent: Paid
Phone: $20.00
Credit card: $2,782.61
Student Loan I: $11,079.74
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $13,882.35

Net Worth: -$5,179.49

Aaand I've got a little over $100 to pay for recent ebay purchases through paypal, which is entirely separate from my credit card debt. Wow. I cannot afford to keep spending like this. How many times have I said that now? I've got to return as much crap as possible tomorrow before my statement period ends around the April 11th. How desperate does that sound? Well, it feels pretty gross. Luckily, I believe I can make a moderate impact on that credit card balance, as long as I stay away from the home shopping networks. And no more ebay.

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