I love the month of March. It's bonus time, it's usually tax refund time, and this year, it was even a stock market rally time! My net worth is up by 10.5%, to as much as $312,721. (Again, I perhaps should express this as a range of maybe $300-312k due to the current real estate market, though I have my reasons for thinking the higher end of my range is still not too far fetched-- this is based on specific info in my area and my price range, not overall averages for Brooklyn or NYC. But it is definitely a fuzzy area right now, so I'll keep this open-ended until I have more info on which to base a change.) You can see the details at NetworthIQ.
As for income and expenses:
In addition to my salary, I got a bonus which came to a little over $5,000 after taxes and 401k deductions. A lot less than last year, but hey, it's something! I also got my Federal tax refund of $2,995, so the inflows were much higher than usual this month.
For expenses, this month I'll do the detailed dump from Quicken.
|Entertainment - Other||-$20.00||(paid back for something)|
|Gifts Given||$1.07 ||(a card)|
|Misc - Other||$514.84||(accountant fee & other misc)|
|Household - Other||$37.51|
|Gas & Electric||$104.44|
I should also note that I contributed $3,560.78 to my 401k this month from salary and bonus deductions.
Next month it will be back to the dreary reality of just getting my salary, plus a smaller state tax refund that just hit in April. But hopefully I will continue to keep my spending in line, and fingers crossed that the markets cooperate to push my net worth upward... and onward!