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

Monday, April 27, 2009

Net worth Checkup

Emergency Fund: $2,051.10
Checking: $1,039.48
ING Funds (total): $1,529.26
Roth IRA: $3,917.46 (out of the $5,400 I've invested so far)
401k: $1,384.59 (out of $1,557.60 invested)
Sharebuilder: $29.20 (out of $50 initial investment)
Total Positive: $9,951.09

Rent: $825
Credit card: $2,358.11
Student Loan I: $10,379.18
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $13,562.29

Net Worth: -$3,611.20

I just wanted to do an end-of-month checkup to see how my tax return has impacted my finances. Since I'm supposedly renewing my efforts, I really need to put a freeze on that revolving line of credit. I pay it off every month, but it just leaves me treading water. I watched Suze Orman's special again on PBS yesterday, and it helped me to cancel some of the things I ordered that I know I don't need. Though that silicone bakeware had me at "non-stick."

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