It’s time to run the numbers for this month.
|Restaurants||126||I admit it: There was some convenience eating-out this month. See notes.|
|Cable||75||Phone, ISP, Cable|
|Pharmacy||14||odds and ends|
|Clothes||62||fancy new running shoes. probably too fancy.|
|Other||342||Helped my Mom move out of a single-family to senior housing, multiple costs|
|Misc – Wallet stolen||47||Lost 22 cash, 25 to replace license.|
- I helped my mom move into senior housing and paid for a variety of related expenses. This included some convenience eating-out due to a couple of intense days of packing and cleaning, a u-haul charge I fronted, some misc, for a total of $342. File this under “it’s always something…”
- Wasted $50 on getting my wallet stolen.
- Second clothing purchase of the year – got some fancy new running shoes. Old ones are falling apart — it’s time. I have my first half-marathon coming up in November and I’ve heard that it’s good to have functioning knees to run those sorts of things.
Net Worth Update
|Taxable Mutual Funds||281K|
|Taxable Cash (CDs)||40K|
Market’s hit all time highs, so there’s been a jump in NW from 840 to 856.
This is why we stay in. Sure, you can argue we’re in bubble times, but no one knows how long things are going to be this way or what the correction will look like when it comes.
Sticky notes on expense tracking
- The expenses listed represent half of our total household expenses. I’m 50% of a DINK couple. The same is true for net worth. I only list my personal stash — my wife has her own and I’m not tracking it on this blog. Yeah, we’re completely spoiled.
- You’ll notice that there is no mention of car insurance here. I pay my premium annually in June. There’s a 10% discount for paying 12 months in advance, which is a pretty good return on investment.
- Similarly, there’s also no mention of home insurance. We pay the yearly premium annually in full every March.
- There are menus at the top of the blog (Finances->2014->Month) if you are interested in additional reports.
- I’ve also logged an account of my financial history