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

Monday, August 31, 2009

September 2009 Net Worth

Emergency Fund: $400.65
Checking: $37.76
ING Funds (total): $176.35
Roth IRA: $5,730.07 (out of the $6,300 I've invested so far)
401k: $3,632.28 (from the $3,374.88 invested so far)
Sharebuilder: $35.19 (out of $50 initial investment)
Pending ebay sale: $30.00
Total Positive: $10,042.30

Rent: PAID
Credit card: $58.75
Student Loan I: $8,977.50
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $9,036.25

Total Net Worth: +$1,006.05

No. Effing. Way.

Are you getting this? For the first time in the history of EVER, I have a positive net worth. All it took was 2 months of self-flagellation... and abstaining from my most damaging hobby.

I've also accrued $150 in ebay sales this month. That, along with the nearly $200 from last month's sales, and I'm practically rolling in it. Not really. I am, however, recouping some my expenditures over the past year, and because I never pay retail, I'm not selling at too much of a loss.

AND I have a $5 Amazon gift card that I got from using SwagBucks, which I can toward my boyfriend's (er, fiance's) birthday present!