Net Worth Update: December 2010 – And So it Was

Net Change: +$3,944.14 Net Cashflow: +$825.46 Investment Performance: +$3,188.68 October 2010 S&P Performance: +5.2% Dining Out Spend: $ (313.79) This month, I barely noticed that the new year had come around, mainly because I had my head buried in essays and business school application forms.  But when it was all said and done, I hit … Read more

Net Worth Update: October 2010 – Back in the Saddle

Net Change: +$3,917.87 Net Cashflow: +$2,422.91 Investment Performance: +$1,494.96 October 2010 S&P Performance: +3.7% Dining Out Spend: $ (429.27) If you told me I was going to be $1000 away from my annual net worth goal this summer, I definitely would not have believed you.  I’m still not at a positive net worth, but I’ve … Read more

Net Worth Update: September 2010 – From the Ashes

Net Change: +$6,054.76 Net Cashflow: +$2,335.62 Investment Performance: +$3,699.14 September 2010 S&P Performance: +8.8% Dining Out Spend: $ (270.79) I honestly could care less about my Net Worth right now.  This is probably the best monthly performance I’ve had all year, yet all I can think about is my GMAT score. Did the market crash … Read more

Net Worth Update: August 2010 – Distracted

Net Change: +$1,071.31 Net Cashflow: +$2,430.77 Investment Performance: $ (1,359.40) August 2010 S&P Performance: (4.7%) Dining Out Spend: $ (224.41) I usually make my net worth updates about 2 days after the month closes.  I only wait those two days to make sure all of my credit card transactions have gone through and are loaded … Read more

Net Worth Update: July 2010 – Blind Optimism

Net Change: +$5,485.64 Net Cashflow: +$2,571.20 Investment Performance: +$2,914.44 July 2010 S&P Performance: +6.9% Food Spend Monthly Improvement: $ (52.36) Dining Out: $ (308.03) Groceries: $ (217.55) What a difference one month makes.  Now the market is my best friend.  😉  My Net Worth Goal (+$25K this year) would be easy to reach if I … Read more

Net Worth Update: May 2010 – The Sky Fell

Net Change: $ (1,324.54) Net Cashflow: +$1,966.45 Investment Performance: $ (3,290.99) May 2010 S&P Performance: (8.2%) Food Spend Monthly Change: +$134.85 Dining Out: $ (248.65) Groceries: $ (225.43) Why do I even trust the stock market anymore?  This month was very good for me from a cash flow perspective, showing a net of nearly $2,000.  … Read more

Net Worth Update: April 2010 – The Sky is Falling

Net Change: +$1,673.29 Investment Performance: +$277.14 Net Cashflow: +$1,396.15 Dining Out: $ (356.56) Groceries: $ (252.37) A good month overall, but as I write this, I already know that most of these gains have been wiped out by May’s poor investment performance.  This week the Dow dropped 1,000 points before recovering and ended the week … Read more