It was a very Happy Halloween in the Ninja household last night. We had a youth group meetup with about 150 high school kids and it was off the chain. Girl Ninja dressed up as Cruella Deville and had about five other kids dress up as her dalmatians. I, however, was a ceiling fan. Probably my most favorite costume to date.
Anywhoozle, aside from the Halloween festivities, I was able to spend a few moments updating our net worth. I’m liking the way things turned out this month, you’ll see why below…
Checking Account: $2,141; (change not shown since money is constantly in and out of this account). Finally able to keep this balance under a few thousand dollars. I haven’t been the best at moving money around and often let this creep up to $5,000 plus. Stupid when you consider I am giving up free money by not putting it in my interest earning savings account.
Savings Accounts: $56,981; +$4.929. Finally was able to make some serious progress in our savings category. We haven’t made much of a dent in it since early summer so it feels nice to get back on track. With Girl Ninja working again we should be able to continue this trend for the next seven months. Oh, I also had a pretty good blog month bringing in an extra $2,500 in October. Thanks for letting me make money off you 🙂
Roth IRA: $25,672; +$4,199. Added $2,000 in to my Roth IRA last month to max the sucker out for 2011. It’s nice to see a pretty significant gain last month. Who knows how long it will last, but I wont be mad if things keep deciding to improve during November. Keeping my fingers crossed.
TSP (401K): $25,877; +$2,662. Just the standard $350 contribution, plus another $350 employer match. This is probably the easiest money I’ve ever made. Gotta love matching.
Student Loan: $0. Knock Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive not owing Sallie Mae a freakin’ penny.
Credit Card: $984 (change not reflected since balance gets paid off). This is the smallest our credit card balance has been in recent years. As much as I wish I could pretend it is because we were super thrifty, it’s actually the result of a reimbursement we got for a purchase we made the previous month. Brought our balance way down, which is a nice change of pace.
Being invested in the stock market last month was a beautiful thing. It helped push our net worth up another $10,685 from the previous month. This brings our total NW to $111,557. I like the sound of that! It feels AWESOME to make some solid progress and know we are one step closer to securing financial freedom. It’s just what the
doctor Ninja ordered.
Anyone else have a great month? What were you for Halloween (or what is your favorite thing you’ve been in the past)?
you can see all of my net worth updates here.