Yes, I indulged myself in a little April Fool’s Day prankery yesterday – sorry if I got anyone’s hopes up too high about my bright future in a tiny house! It would have made for a great series on the blog here, that’s for sure. But don’t worry: I actually do have a few fun blog series planned for the next few months (including the long-awaited budget wedding series that I worked on writing back when I couldn’t post anything!), so don’t you worry about that.
For now, let’s do the numbers!
Change: +$5,604 or +24.14%
March Net Worth Total: $28,820
Awwwww yus! A recovering stock market, new higher rates for one of my freelance projects, a few unexpected pieces of work thrown my way for another project, and this ended up being a real good month. Rullllll good.
Honestly, having this be a good month was a little unexpected. I had several out of pocket expenditures that I expected to deliver a good hit (6 months of car insurance due at once, a new laptop to replace my old one that was literally 7 years old…) but my worries were for not, it seems!
In other good news: I have just 4 payments left to go on my car loan! I’ve never worried much about paying it off early (since the interest rate is only 1.99%, I’ve always had bigger fish to fry), but even just making the required minimum payment every month, that bill is about to come to an end, and then I’ll own my car outright.
As far as what to do with the $194/month once the loan is paid off, I’ve got a few ideas, so why don’t we have a vote? (Since I will likely split the money between a few different options, you can select as many options from the poll as you like!)
Feel free to ask me any questions you like in the comments below before you cast your vote! Like “how much are you currently contributing to [x]?” or “what kind of pony?” (The important questions in life, you know.)
Oh, and one last thing before we wrap this update up: a Holiday Tree Update for those of you who have become addicted to this thing (it’s our Easter Tree this month!):
Also, if you’d like to see how I stack up against other personal finance bloggers, be sure to check out The Ultimate List of Blogger Net Worths over on Rockstar Finance!