talleyrand's Net Worth for August 2014

Assets Value Change ($) Change (%)
Cash $11,941 ($2,282) (16.04%)
Stocks $206,729 $3,892 1.92%
Bonds $133,280 ($854) (0.64%)
Annuities $11,025 $295 2.75%
Retirement $0 - -
Home $0 - -
Other Real Estate $0 - -
Cars $9,033 $1,862 25.97%
Personal Property $0 - -
Other $2,727 $1,059 63.49%
$374,735 $3,972 1.07%
Debts Value Change ($) Change (%)
Home Mortgage(s) $0 - -
Other Mortgage(s) $0 - -
Student Loans $0 - -
Credit Cards $0 - -
Car Loans $0 - -
Other $0 - -
Total Debts $0 - -
Net Worth $374,735 $3,972 1.07%
*All values shown in USD ($)
As of August 31. Given the Revenue downturn in July, as well as other events, I was forced to have a significantly scaled-down, but still fairly costly, vacation in August. I put my shoulders to the wheel, scrapped it out and ended up with better-than-average August Revenue. That's where the good news ends. My Brother's illness worsened steadily, and he succumbed towards the end of this month. The non-financial impact of this is far more significant, but it does carry negative financial implications as well. Particularly in light of the possible genetic underpinnings of my Brother's illness, I underwent - in July and August - several investigative medical procedures. So far, so good. Actually, that's VERY, VERY good news. I was confronted with the usual back-to-school expenses for my Tot and other relatives as well as my Father's medical expenses. More exasperatingly, my car continues to bleed me dry: I have racked up over 25% of its value in maintenance costs over the past 2 months. It clearly makes economic sense to get rid of it as soon as possible and I will almost certainly have to bring forward the planned replacement date from July, 2015. I trust I will be able to get my ducks in a row and get it replaced by November or December this year and in the meantime keep everything crossed that it doesn't cost me any more. The complicating factor is that my " liquid Reservoir" which filled up quite nicely in the first six months of the year has been leaking quite profusely over the last two, and there is fear of a continued assault on it in September as a result of my contribution to my Brother's final, and my Father's medical expenses. I always expected Q3 to be tough but this is approaching Old Testament plague-on-all-the-land territory. Still, I take it on the chin and press on. SELAH!