kinless' Net Worth for October 2014

Assets Value Change ($) Change (%)
Cash $62,321 ($97) (0.16%)
Stocks $0 - -
Bonds $0 - -
Annuities $4,387 $52 1.20%
Retirement $81,226 $1,934 2.44%
Home $505,500 $4,000 0.80%
Other Real Estate $0 - -
Cars $6,000 - -
Personal Property $19,700 $500 2.60%
Other $0 - -
$679,134 $6,389 0.95%
Debts Value Change ($) Change (%)
Home Mortgage(s) $294,528 ($553) (0.19%)
Other Mortgage(s) $0 - -
Student Loans $0 - -
Credit Cards $1,658 $446 36.80%
Car Loans $0 - -
Other $0 - -
Total Debts $296,186 ($107) (0.04%)
Net Worth $382,948 $6,496 1.73%
*All values shown in USD ($)
My total road trip cost this year was over $1,500. Not too shabby for everything we did. Unfortunately that isn't the only expense I've had to deal with. I did purchase a new 128GB iPhone 6 (not the plus) and renewed a 2-year contract with Sprint, so with the case and screen protector, there goes another $500 (but the phone has been added to the Personal Property value to make up the difference). I also had to purchase a new version of Quickbooks since I was limping along on a really old version, so that was another $250. Then my backup drive in the Mac Pro went dead so I had to buy another one, although that wasn't so bad at $100. To top it off, I bought a hotel weekend for my parents to celebrate their 40th anniversary in Ojai, CA (where they spent their honeymoon) so tack on another $300. Not complaining about any of these, mind you. There are just certain months where your money seems to fly out the window all at once. I thought I was going to have a much lower net worth this month due to stock volatility, but things seemed to have calmed down. Even managed to eke a gain out of it. I also received another retainer check from a client, so that keeps my business funds from bottoming out. And oh dear... Black Friday will soon be upon us. Let's hope I see nothing in the ads that I want. If I plan on getting a new vehicle AND computer workstation in the next 12-24 months, I better step up on the saving!