From -4k to +20k in one year!
Unless the markets do some crazy business next month, I shouldn’t have much trouble finally reaching 20k net worth in May!!
Let’s take a short trip down memory lane. This lovely blog started last May when I had -$4000 net worth (student loans, not consumer debt). Between June and July, I jumped into the black, and somehow networthiq.com calculated a 256% increase for making the transition. That was the most growth (based on percentage) I’ve had yet!
It seems like I’m averaging about a $2k increase each month. I’m not sure whether that trend will continue in 2008 because so much has changed this year (new job, new rent price, economy stinks), but if it does… I could end the year with a net worth of about $34k! Of course, there I go counting my chickens before they hatch, and even before then hen has laid any eggs…
Anyway, I’m excited about this. Also, I’m excited it is Friday, excited April is almost over, and excited to try out all my new recipes! By the way, I ran through the remainder of my grocery budget buying ingredients for these, and sort of forgot to set aside food for lunch and dinner next week. T and I probably will share those meals this weekend, and if I don’t ask him for a small $5+ donation for eating at the restaurant of Stacking Pennies, I’ll have to scrounge the cupboards.