|So I think I'm done with the worst of the furniture spending... which is great because I've put down over $15,000 worth of "stuff" this year to accommodate the new home. Granted, I'm not quite done yet, but it's at the point where I can dramatically slow the pace of buying any more furniture until assets are replenished.
The worst hit was the $2600 media center I installed inside the hole in the wall. But at least that goes toward the home improvement category and adds value to the house.
Speaking of which, Zillow with their "algorithm modification" has seriously janked my home value around. Earlier this month it sunk as low as $396K, but just a week later bounced back up to $447K! I'm pretty sure neither of those are correct, so I'm just going to leave my home value largely unchanged until Zillow settles down and gets it right. I'm trying to factor in the plantation shutters and media center (an extra $4K) so it doesn't look as bad.
I'm going to try a "mini spending fast" for July and see if I can't turn the decreasing cash flow around. I've got a lot of extra music jobs coming up for the next 6-8 weeks so that will help.
If I knock off the spending. :)|