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July 17, 2017 Net Worth Update

Hello everyone, this is my (late) July Net Worth update.  It has been a little busy for me this summer so I am a little behind but I have been able to go to some nice places including Lake Michigan!

So to recap, up to mid July, my net worth increased $8883.13.  Most of the gains were due to the stock market.  I am still concentrating most of my savings efforts into my extra savings account and throwing a hundred dollars here and there into my brokerage.  I have come to the conclusion that I really need to add to my Roth this year, 2017, since its earnings are tax free.  I guess I am stubborn about contributing to that account for some reason but I really need to do it.

I would like to accumulate $20,000 in an emergency fund and so far I have saved $7000.00.  In addition to the $20,000 emergency fund I would also like to purchase a car in the $8000 to $10,000 range.  I would like to accomplish these two things within the next year and if my current vehicle is still running I will just keep it and hold onto the money saved until I am forced to buy another.

Of course I will have to keep working in order to accomplish these goals so if I want to do this I will have to take the flu vaccine to keep my job which I do not want to do.  In the meantime I will pray for a miracle and hopefully get out of it.

My dividends have been earning about $525 per month average.   This is great news and I feel happy and content at this point with this amount.  Of course earning more returns would not be unwelcome but since I have drastically decreased contributing to my accounts I understand that growth will be slow but I can’t really complain…

Looming big purchases for my townhouse, such as a new heating system, has also caused me to decrease saving for retirement. 😦   I also make less money than I have in previous years because I cut down my work hours from 40 to 32 hours per week.  I am relieved to have a decreased work schedule and like working four days a week, it prevents burnout.  So I have no intentions to increase my hours and therefore have to accept the decrease in pay and decreased contributions.

Have a great month of August!  I hope to have another uodare by tge end of tge month.  Don’t forget the eclipse August 21st!

 

 

 

 


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June 12, 2017 Net Worth Update

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Hello Readers,

This is my June 12, 2017 Net Worth Update.  Since I decreased my working hours last year from 80 biweekly to 64 I am unable to add as much money to my brokerage as I would like.  At one point in time in 2016 I was adding $2000.00 per month.  At this point in time I could probably add about $1400 per month but even saving this amount has screeched to a halt because I decided it would be more pertinent for me to instead add it to a savings account emergency fund since it is highly likely that I will be quitting my job in September due to a “mandatory” flu vaccine at my workplace.

This shot has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with adding money to someone else’s pocket and especially not mine since I am willing to quit over it.  I guess you could say that I am upset and angry that my savings ability is being ripped from me.  I am a saver.  Everything seen on this blog was saved from my own work.  I have never been in debt, I always saved, even when I had nothing.

It is unbelievable that I have been able to obtain what I have and I am frustrated because I believe this is another example of the attack on the middle class.  My job cannot be outsourced so I believe “they” have used a job that cannot be outsourced to their advantage by taking advantage of the only thing they can, my physical body.

Quitting will alter my blog and investing activity but I don’t think it will be completely destroyed.  The good news is that my monthly dividend return has been averaging just over $500.00!  Simply adding $500.00 per month to my account is an admirable achievement and I think I can be happy with limiting my contributions to this amount.  Unless I can obtain “special paperwork” from a “doctor” to get me out of this poisonous shot, I may have to accept this…

So… this is what “they” are doing to me… and is another representation of what “they” are doing to the middle class… I feel like I live in Nazi Germany, trying to get my “special paperwork” to get out of the country and save my life.

My only other option, I have decided, is to take one shot, in 2017, and one shot only since repeated shots are more harmful, save for a car in 2017/2018, and quit in the fall of 2018 before the next shot is forced.  Stay tuned.

On a lighter note, I have been working around my container garden and small yard like crazy.  I love doing this.  Below are some pictures.  I bought a Meyer lemon tree on a whim at Walmart.  I live in zone 6 so this should be interesting.  This tree can be kept in a container so it will live through the winter.  I also purchased various plants for pollinators.  These plants include a milkweed plant and milkweed seeds for Monarch butterflies, Lavendar Grosso, and Phenomenal Lavenadar, and Salvia plants.  Bees love Salvia.

I have also become quite interested in the International Space Station (ISS).  It can be seen with the naked eye so it is especially exciting that its path has recently taken it right over my townhouse on a nightly basis!  It is so cool.. there is even an app, called ISS Detector, that enables you to track its orbit.  Astronomy is something I intend to study in my post 9-5 life.  It astounds me that one can see the moons of Jupiter and Saturn with something as simple as binoculars.