November Financial Update with Net Worth

November Financial Update Hello!

I’m here with November’s financial update.  November was a pretty good month!  I spent a large part of it in the kitchen.

You see, Mr. Frugal Turtle loves pumpkin.  It doesn’t matter if it’s in pie, bread, muffins, bars, or cake.  If pumpkin is in a dessert.  He’s going to love it.

I love pumpkin also.  Maybe not quite as much as Mr. Frugal Turtle, but pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts.

My brother, knowing our love for pumpkins, decided to gift us around 30 pie pumpkins from his garden.  That’s a lot of pumpkin!

I don’t know how many hours I spent in the kitchen roasting, pureeing, draining, measuring, and scooping into freezer bags said pumpkin.  It was a lot!  I told Mr. Frugal Turtle that 2017 will be known as the Year of the Pumpkin in our household!  We’ll be baking and eating pumpkin desserts a couple of times a month if we want to use up all the pumpkin by the end of the year.

Spending so much time in the kitchen must have helped keep my expenses down, because I didn’t spend a whole lot!

The only unusual expenses for that month include an oil change for my car and a badly needed hair cut for me.  I still haven’t jumped on the cut your own hair bandwagon.  I’m scared! So, until I get over my fear, I’ll happily pay to get my hair cut a couple of times a year.

On to the numbers!

November net worth

By the end of November I had a net worth of $101,538.45.  I made my goal of $100k by the end of the year!!  I kept that little number to myself for a couple of days while I soaked it in.  Eventually I told Mr. Frugal Turtle.  He was pretty happy for me.

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