|BOOM! Now that's what a good month looks like. With the exception of the house value which has peaked, everything else was solid. I doubt I'll see this kind of a jump again for a while, so I'll savor it!
I had an abundance of extra music jobs this month, helping immensely. Tax refund came in as well, a boon for the cash fund. Stock market seems to be on the rebound, which also helps. I almost got through the entire month without pulling out the credit card, but alas, things come up that you just can't control. I'm longing to see the days where the total CC debt falls back below $1000.
In other news, after 8 years I decided to end my banking relationship with Citibank. I don't have any complaints with them per se, but they cut the interest rate on their Money Market fund once again, to a measly 0.04%. That's just ridiculous, so I'm moving my emergency cash to an online bank. I almost went with Capital One 360 but they had some limitations I didn't like, so I'm most likely going with Ally @ 1.0% interest. Those funds are meant to be parked unless at the most end of need, so I don't have an issue with their immediate fund availability.
I have more freelance jobs in progress and pending. With a little luck, I should hit my target goals well before the end of the year.|