Holy crap! Wait till you guys see these numbers! I’m too excited to even write a proper introduction! Here goes:
Change: $440 or +1.28 %
Ok, so, perhaps the graph itself is not that impressive. A gain, yes, but only a little one in the scheme of things. But it’s the numbers behind the graph that bare the shock and awe:
Credit Card Debt: 0
The very last of my credit card debt bit the dust in August. Gone. Done. The end.
Not only is cash up by $502, but all of that is savings! Most of it went toward my textbook fund, but I managed to meet my savings minimums for my student loan interest, getting established fund, car fund, emergency fund and…
Retirement Fund: $16
It’s just a little baby now, but I have a retirement fund! For now, it’s just money sitting in a separate savings account. Once there’s $3,000 in there, though, I’ll use it to buy into a Vanguard index fund. Oh how sweet it is to be saving!
I’ll revisit my thoughts on this in a couple of days – including an update on how my “savings snowball” is going. For a look at my assets and liabilities, check out my NetworthIQ for August. For an explanation of the categories I use, check out the bottom of my entry about February’s net worth balance.