Happy February and welcome to my January financial update!
So far February isn’t treating me very well. I seem to have caught the bug that is going around at work. It’s early yet, but I really hope I don’t need to miss work because of it. I hate calling in sick!
January would have been an impressive month as far as low expenses go, however, my car and renter’s insurance were due last month and I always pay in full. So that added an extra $385 to my expenses. Doh!
Oh well. I still had a pretty good month!
Should I cut Netflix from my life?
One expense that I’ve been thinking about getting rid of is Netflix. I have the one-disc-out-at-a-time plan. I really like Netflix and I think it’s a good way to go if you watch and return the movie in a reasonable amount of time. However, if you’re like Mr. Frugal Turtle and I, sometimes it’s a few weeks or a month before we get around to watching the movie together.
Basically, sometimes it feels like we’re paying $8.54 to rent one movie. Which is way too much.
Most of the time we are pretty good at watching the movie and getting it in the mail pretty quickly. But the weekends where one or both of us is working, it doesn’t get watched.
We work a lot of weekends, especially in the spring, summer and fall months. Plus, I work on the day-shift and Mr. Frugal Turtle works the night-shift.
Yes, we could watch the movie separately, but we enjoy watching them together.
And Mr. Frugal Turtle pays for the streaming plan, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t always have the best movies to pick from. That’s why we still have a disc plan.
I need to ponder this more. It might be time for me to cut this monthly expense and visit the library’s DVD section more often.
on to the numbers!
January Net Worth
I ended January with a net worth of $109,976.97. Would it be reasonable to have hopes of achieving $150k by the end of this year? That’s the number that would really make me happy on December 31st.
My net worth includes my retirement accounts and my regular savings account. Continue reading “Is Netflix Worth the Expense? Plus My January 2017 Financial Update with Net Worth”