This is my late January early February net worth update! I hope to create one update each month this year.
The shingles that I had the misfortune of developing about a month ago have resolved for the most part but I still have residual affects in my lower back and leg and the remnants of the rash is still visible. I believe these nuisances will clear up, hopefully within the next year. Shingles is a horrible condition and I feel the need to write another cathartic article about it within the next couple of months, with pictures…
I have recently started selling items on ebay and this has kept me very busy. I really enjoy reselling; there is a lot of “stuff” out there to resell and I live in an area that offers a lot of shopping opportunities so I am going to give it a try and see if I can make at least enough money to cover my monthly bills.
Covering my monthly bills is my main goal because I do not want to be forced to take the flu shot this fall. If I can find a means of decent income outside my current job I am going to quit. I will be “living on the cheap” but I do want to quit…
Living on the cheap is of course risky. One health incident could really hurt me financially. But then again, even if I were extremely wealthy, a health incident could hurt me financially as well.
Speaking of the flu shot, I just thought that I would mention something because this has really been bugging me. Every year we are also forced to take a yearly TB skin test. This test never really bothered me and I did not object to it until recently but I will not get into my objections on this post.
But what I am getting at is that every year we are forced to get a TB test with accompanying paperwork to fill out. Within the past couple of years the paperwork has changed with 2016’s paperwork the most comprehensive.
I had the test performed in December of 2016 and before getting the shot I had to fill out the paperwork. And do you know what the paperwork statement stated in the area where I signed my name? The statement read, “I am requesting a TB test to be administered” What!!???? HELLO?????
Yes, the paperwork’s statement basically forced me to state that I was asking for it…and therefore if anything detrimental…in terms of my health… or anything else…were to happen…then…I could not sue because I WANTED IT!!!!!! This is very sick. I see where this is going. The flu shot paperwork this fall will most probably say the same thing.
I work in an environment that requires FIERCE attention to detail and truth and critical thinking. This statement that I had to sign was dishonest and wicked so my question is…”What kind of workers are they looking for?” Easily controllable workers??? Workers that don’t think critically???? What a joke…I am becoming very jaded.
The statement could at least have stated “I understand that I am required to take the TB as a requirement of my job.” I still don’t agree with being forced to take a medical procedure but at least this is an HONEST statement. I became very angry after reading the contents of the paperwork and wanted to point out the absurdity to the nurse giving the shot but this would have been pointless so I held it all in and anyway deep down I feared retaliation…yep this is where this is going.
Ok, so anyway, back to the net worth update! 🙂 I was saving for a car but ended up placing the $4000.00 I had saved into my brokerage. Combined with the stock market increases, my portfolio is above $200,000!!!
It is fascinating to see the gains in the portfolio in just one year. You can check it all out here. 🙂
Have a great rest of February!!!