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2005: A Recap on My Finances

February 2nd, 2006 at 11:10 am

My credit card statement holding year end totals arrived in my inbox yesterday. This prompted me to take a look at how my money situation has changed in the past year.
This is what I found out:

In 2005...
- I did not spend any money on credit card finance charges (a first since my first year in college)

- A combination of stock increases, savings, and debt reduction increased my net worth by 14% (this has since gone up more with the student loan payoff)

- There is $1,000 in an emergency fund (unheard of in my life)

- My worries about money began at "often - at least 10 times a day" and have decreased to "every now and then - once a week or so"

- I started spending allocated money for self-improvement and not feeling bad about it

I hope 2006 has as much or more to offer.

3 Responses to “2005: A Recap on My Finances”

  1. miclason Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! - I envy you- good envy, though, not the "I hate you to death" kind!...but as in "I wish I, too, could say that", and "I'm honestly happy for you"

  2. jorge Says:

    Hey, thank you! I felt the same every time I read baselle or retire@50's entries because they're so with it! Smile As I find my own footing, though, the envy isn't quite so sharp! LOL

  3. baselle Says:

    Go get 'em tiger. I'm envious of fern, imasaver, and divajen! Smile

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