Here's my net worth as of 8/31/08:
|Cash & Bank Accounts||$ 34,811.64|
|Retirement: 401k & Roth IRA ||$219,337.71|
|Stock/Mutual Fund Investments||$ 17,837.68|
|Home Equity||$ 89,170.54|
This doesn't quite match what's on NetWorthIQ, just due to rounding, I guess. It's nice to be up slightly from last month, but I'm still down from my highest net worth earlier this year, which is frustrating. I'm still managing to save money overall, but the stock market is making it disappear. I feel like I should be adjusting my lifestyle to save even more money, but it's hard to force myself to cut back on my various pleasures and conveniences when I feel like I'm being quite frugal in other ways. I definitely allow myself some luxury expenses, but there are so many other things I just don't spend money on... I'll have to explore this more in a future post.
As for what I actually did spend this month, my budget lines for Dining and Gifts are way over, due to groceries I was buying for my parents, and the plane ticket I bought for my mom. I never bothered to ask my dad for money for these things, but my mom said she'd make sure he sent me some money for them. Otherwise there is not much of interest to report. More details next month-- perhaps after September I'll do a 3-quarter wrap up and look at what I'd have to do to meet my budget and net worth goals for the end of the year.
Onwards and upwards!