On October 1st, 2015 my networth came in at $59,201.79. I consider my networth to be what I have in my savings account, my IRA, and my 401k. I’m sooo close to $60k net worth! It’s taking forever to get over that mark! Unless the markets completely bottom out, I should hit it this month. October is a three paycheck month for me, so when I post November’s net worth, I’ll (hopefully) have a huge smile on my face. Small, baby steps, right?
My expenses for September were a little higher than normal. I had a splurge purchase (a new bike!) and Mr. Frugal Turtle and I took a week off and went roughing it in the woods for a few days. We also spent a day at the Renaissance Festival. We have gone every year since we started dating. We both love it and it was well worth the expense. I tried to get free tickets, but I ended up failing on that. Oh well. If I subtract those expenses from the total, it’s right around where my expenses have been for the last couple of months. Not too bad!
I love camping. Even though we ended up going on one of the coldest weeks in September, and I almost froze to death one night (ok, not really), I still loved every minute of it. I love reconnecting with nature, and the time off from work came at the right time. It’s still stressful there. Every single time I walk in to work, I’m just waiting for the announcement that our benefits are being reduced, or heck, even our pay. I did apply for another job, and ended up having an interview last week! Haven’t heard back yet, though. Fingers crossed it works out!
On our way home from camping we were both starving, so we picked up a couple of take-out $5 pizzas. That was a rare treat! Usually the only pizza we have is frozen or homemade. On a side note, I made a killer Alfredo Sauce pizza last night with spinach, mushrooms, tomato and basil. It was sooo good! That one is definately going into the rotation.
I also spent $15 on a fundraiser that my niece was having through school. In the fall, they go around raking leaves for the elderly, and they ask for funds to be able to do this. I can’t say no to that!
Here are my expenses for September!
|2 take-out pizzas||11|
|Ren Fen Tickets, food, purchases||84.75|
|Checking Account Fee||3.95|
Grand total of $1084.76.
I’m hoping to keep my expenses for October down. I don’t see anything in the near future that I would have to spend extra money on. There are no trips, or events planned so far. Oh, wait, scratch that. Halloween. I still haven’t decided if I’m dressing up, though. It falls on a Saturday this year, so I might end up going out and celebrating. I might feel left out if I don’t dress up. Hmmm. I guess I need to start thinking of costume ideas. Cheap costume ideas.