By: Revanche

August Snapshot

August 31, 2009

Retirement Savings

Roth IRA: $4,035
401(a): $9,175
403(b): $20,401
Total: $ 33,611 (31,871)

Emergency Savings

Catastrophe: $ 35,963
Problem Cushion: $ 1,000
Total: $ 36,963 (36,798)

Short Term Goals

Car Maintenance: $2,220
Insurance: $2,495
Travel/Con: $863
Taxes: $3,581
Moving: $3,985
Total: $ 12,144 (13,266)

Long Term Goals

House Down Payment: $102

Investments

TradeKing: $1,050
Prosper-ish Loan: $12,630
Personal Loan: $1,500
Savings Bond: $362 (current accrued value)
Total: $ 15,542 (15,542)

Total Assets

Illiquid: $33,611
Semi-Liquid: $15,542
Liquid: $36,963
Expense Acct: $7,500
Goals Savings: $12,246
Total: $ 105,862 (105,463)

Debt and Liabilities AmEx: $150
Chase: $260
Rent: $1,360
Total: $ 1,770 (2,134)

Net Worth

$ 104,092 (103,329)

The slight uptick is due to gains in the market, so I’m not going to get excited about “progress” just yet, I won’t trust that these gains will hold.

More bills are coming down the pipeline: we had to replace the last tire standing this weekend. By that I mean, the sole tire that didn’t ever get replaced during the time my mum was damaging tires right and left finally gave up the ghost.

The hunt for a printer all-in-one remains in force; it’s darn near impossible to find a smaller sized machine that is wireless, has an auto-doc feeder, and is reasonably priced. Aggravatory. Then again, the search precluded HP models based on reader and friend feedback, it might be time to remove that injunction.

Oh and of course the net cost of the Miami weekend has yet to bite the pocketbook. Much of the trip was subsidized, my portion was small, but it’s still another little fishie nibbling away at the cash reserves.

Southern California’s on fire again, and not in a good way. (Is it ever?) Between the fires and the over 100 degree heat, we’ve done surprisingly well in not using the a/c. Shading the windows, fans and letting in the coolth from the early mornings keeps the house tolerable. We may survive this summer yet!

2 Responses to “August Snapshot”

  1. Sense says:

    It’s awful, but I think it’s funny how people are always so surprised that California caught on fire…AGAIN. What, like it doesn’t happen at this time every. single. GD. year? How is it news at this point?

    anyway, I can’t believe your NW is *still* creeping up, in the midst of unemployment! Lady, YOU ROCK!

  2. Revanche says:

    Sense: Maybe it’s like the Santa Ana winds when we were in high school: it happened every year but we were still surprised when it did.

    I pretty much fail to be surprised at earthquakes and wildfires when they occur, but don’t really think about them in between times.

    I have no idea … well ok, it’s entirely NOT due to me. The stock market is giving me a nudge up is all.

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