Thursday, October 13, 2011

Net worth update: 4th Quarter of 2011

Here is a check up of my net worth for the 4th quarter of 2011. I decided to just check in once every quarter on this for now on, so the next time I'll update this will be mid-January. The numbers look better than last month. The house value has rebounded a bit using Zillow, but eppraisal is still saying our house is only worth $165,161. So the net worth could be $18,139 less. I am reading a book by Robert Koisaki and he says a house is not actually an asset. So I don't know if I should even include it since it is the biggest question mark. So anyway, here's a look at the numbers:

Approximate value of house*: $183,300 (up $2,400)
Roth IRA: $20,927 (Up $14)
Simple IRA: $4,098 (Down $661 since June 30 statement)
Savings: $6,887 (up $1,371)

Mortgage: $182,972 (Down $255)

Total net worth: $32,240
Difference from last month: $3,380

*Value from so probably not 100% accurate.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas Challenge: September Results

Here are the numbers for September's Christmas Challenge. My goal was to make $875 outside of my regular job before the end of the year. With 3 months left to so, I am only $35.95 away! Since $875 is an odd number, I might just push it up to an even $1,000. At the rate I'm going, that goal is completely possible and I will hopefully reach $1,000 by the end of the October.

Here are September's numbers:

Part time job: $22.30
Blog advertising: $164.81
Amazon affiliate: $44.13
Ebay (minus fees and shipping costs): $43.30
Craig's List: $30
Babysitting: $30

Total for September: $334.54

Last month: $258.98
Total made so far: $839.04
Total left to make (goal=$1,000): $160.96