Happy Groundhog Day! Hopefully we won’t get sucked into a Bill Murray or Buffy-in-the-episode-Life-Serial style time loop! If we do, I’m going to spend that time learning something really awesome, like juggling fire clubs or glass blowing. Barring timeline errors, we’ve got some money stuff to talk about…
Change: $527 or 1.41 %
Another month climbing up out of the valley! As The Boyfriend pointed out looking over my shoulder at this graph, I’m almost up above the point where I took out my very last student loan. A very cool feeling, indeed! Here are the highlights:
Retirement: +$506 A testament to how well my savings snowball is working right now. I met all the minimums for my other savings goals and managed to sock away 100-fold more this month for retirement than in previous months. Hurray!
Stocks: +$2 I’d just like to point out that my one share of Eastman Kodak stock is up 50% from last month! Sorry, I get a little excited. Of course, that’s only as long as no one reminds me that it was worth like $25 when I got it for my 13th birthday. 🙁
Weddings Fund — A quick note: in addition to contributing my usual $50 this month to the “other peoples’ weddings” fund, I also spent about $225 on dresses that I might wear to these weddings. I did this without taking any money out of the fund, so it counts as a $275 contribution to that fund for this month. Sort of.
That’s really everything — a boring, big jump while I focus on retirement for the early parts of this year. But boring is good when it’s upward boring! 😉
If you have any questions about my net worth or how it is calculated, feel free to ask them in the comments. Also, if you’d like to see how I stack up against other personal finance bloggers, be sure to check out The Wealthy Blogger List. (Spoiler alert: the name of my site is highly accurate.)