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

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Labor of Love

Even though I've been treading water for the past year financially, there are a few things to celebrate:
  1. One of my student loans has been paid off;
  2. My total student loan debt is now under 10k!;
  3. I've lost weight like I set out to do, and even though I've gained some of it back, I will never give up;
  4. B has successfully completed law school and has earned a spot at a prestigious firm, although his start date has been deferred to October 2010 because of the economy; and
  5. In the meantime, they're paying him to work for a non-profit, which means more us-time than we expected.

I'm excited for the future. I want to continue taking care of myself and make a habit of being forgiving of myself and others. I know it isn't new years, but it's never too soon for some new goals.

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 2009 Net Worth

Emergency Fund: $1,800.55
Checking: $919.00
ING Funds (total): $1,669.53
Roth IRA: $4,173.58 (out of the $5,400 I've invested so far)
401k: $1,378.62 (out of $1,557.60 invested)
Sharebuilder: $30.61 (out of $50 initial investment)
Total Positive: $9,971.89

Rent: $825
Credit card: $3,293.58
Student Loan I: $10,394.15
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $14,512.73

Net Worth: -$4,540.84

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