May 2015 Budget Roundup = $400,341.03 or an increase of $28,892.17 or +7.77%
By the way, I forgot to post in my wardrobe revamp, but this is how I styled my ‘new’ top that I DIY’ed.
#ootd #style #vintage Parisian Monet custom waterlily-esque silk dress with #aritzia magenta silk Beau blouse I customized, topped with an #etsy obi belt. I just picked a colour palette I love and figured the prints made sense together!!!
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MY NET WORTH INCREASED BY $100,000 IN 5 MONTHS
My face is all like this.. O_o… when I realized that.
I didn’t think I saw the numbers right until I looked closely, and sure enough..
I increased my net worth by $100,000 in only 5 months…
…and I increased my net worth by $172,000 in 8 months.
I’ll be at half a million by the end of this year if it keeps going like this.
I think I also smashed my initial goal to increase my net worth by $300 a day (as per Bridget’s challenge) about 7 months ahead of schedule.
$300/day = $109,500
Here is my journey since 2006 in case you’re interested.
You can also see my net worth broken down pretty much by month for as far back as I could go (the rest of my net worth roundups were on an old blog I sold).
Where all the spikes happen, are where I actually worked full-time.
Otherwise the flat or plateaued lines (in some cases, dips in net worth) are from when I took the time off and traveled sometimes by choice, other times because I had to (there were no jobs).
..and to think it all started with a simple, lowly little budgeting tool to whip my butt into shape.
I still track my spending on a daily basis (obviously).. this post is proof positive of that.
I shouldn’t be surprised but I received a rather indirectly insulting/sexist letter the other day from my lawyer. I pay a lot of money for legal services and when they sent me the bill, not only did they invert my name (calling me by my last name), they put “Mr.” In front.
Never mind the name screw up when I pay thousands of dollars but what irks me slightly is the title.
We in this day and age are going to assume that every person is a man rather than do the generic address of Mr./Mrs. if we aren’t sure?!
It peeved me off enough to consider withdrawing my patronage. I really dislike it when just because I’m a business owner it is assumed that I have to be a man, no matter what we have learned in this day and age.
Don’t even get me started on ageism.
I get so many comments about my age it isn’t a surprise any more when people joke that I was probably not even born at so-and-so time.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF HIRING GOOD PEOPLE?
What is the point of hiring professionals if you won’t take their advice?
Don’t mind me. I’m just venting.
I LOVE THIS GEMSTONE TRAY
Isn’t this jewellery tray pretty? $34. Handmade in Utah. I want it. If only I had a vanity to put it on…
Speaking of jewellery has anyone noticed how freakin’ expensive the cheap stuff has gotten? I mean $30 – $60 for a cheap piece of crap in some mall store is what you can pay for something really nice online.
INCOME = $25,200.23
From my day job mostly, a little bit of blog income from advertising but that’s around $75 or so. *shrug*
EXPENSES = $3282.10
PROBABLY could have made it to $2500 had I not bought those really cute shoes from Club Monaco and this great tote I saw online… *scuffs toe*.. oh and this skirt in June but who’s counting any more?
TOP 5 CATEGORIES OF SPENDING
SAVED: ON PARKING AND EATING OUT
Mostly because I haven’t been doing either.
SPENT: ON STOCKING UP ON TOILET PAPER
SPLURGED: ON THESE TWO PAIRS OF SHOES & A CUTE TOTE
Still deciding if I should keep them and justify a pair of short boots… #shopping #clubmonaco #shoes #ootd #style #fashion A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on
Finally decided to keep these #loefflerrandall snakeskin print sandals (shiver) that look more like an abstract graphic print (thank goodness) and took them in to my favourite cobbler #Carinthia on St Antoine Ouest in #montreal #ootd #style #fashion #chic #mommysdaypresenttomyself #shoes #shopping #shopaholic
NET WORTH: $400,341.03 or an increase of $28,892.17 or +7.77%
I made it y’all! Just another $100,000 to go and I’m a half a millionaire. I think I can do this. Anyway, soon it may all go to a house and I pretty much start from scratch, so to speak because I’m going to assume the house is prepaid rent for the next 30+ years. I’m assuming about $250,000 of my net worth will be a house, and the other $250,000 will be cash / liquid assets, so my net worth will be 50% in a house by the end of this year… fully paid in cash of course. I’m liking these numbers and this trajectory.
BABY BUN’S NET WORTH = $9085.72
Speaking of killing it, Baby Bun has been doing the same. I was hoping $10,000 for him but .. patience! Slight increase in May but not a big one because I’m investing in oil index funds for The Bun as he has time to wait before having to cash in anything.
… Umm I already bought a cute skirt which I am planning on keeping but in my defense, I returned another cute blouse and skirt to justify that I didn’t love it as much as THIS cute skirt. See below:
And another angle of that skirt.. #ootd #shopping #shopaholic #definitelykeepingthis #iloveit #style #chic A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on