Wow, another month has gone by already. I suppose I would talk about how quickly things went, how little time I felt like I had, how much more I wanted to get done…yadda yadda yadda. Instead, let’s talk about how much fun these past few days have been. I mentioned in my last Round-Up that I’ve busier these last few days that I have been in weeks, as I’ve been traveling, visiting family, and spending time at comedy shows with my wife. Pretty crazy, all in all.
On top of that, I’m feeling pretty optimistic about September, particularly when it comes to money for my wife and I. Things are pretty well under control with our bills, our expenses have been minimized, and even with this trip, we’re doing quite well with our money reserves (although it might not seem that way when we get to the financial review…but I’m getting ahead of myself). Add in the fact that September is one of the months when my wife gets three paychecks rather than two, and it’s shaping up to be a pretty good month already. So, let’s get to it and see where things stand:
Not the best month ever (not that I’ve had too many of those lately). Investments are down a hair; not a huge amount, but still, any losses are tough. Savings are way down, as general expenses combined with a trip to visit my family (and, I’ll admit, seeing a few shows while we’re there) took their toll. Debts decreased a bit, which helped to keep the net worth for me and Sondra from getting too much lower. So, rough, overall.
On the plus side, my Alexa ranking is doing well, which is always a good thing. This is one of the best scores I’ve had in a long, long time. With anywhere near this Alexa score improvement, I’ll have my best score beaten by this time next month. Not bad for progress on reaching my goals. Speaking of reaching my goals (like that transition?), let’s see how things are going on my goals for the year:
Overall, meh. My alternate income is higher than last month, although still far from a livable wage (or even a good side income). Credit card pay down was lower than usual, which is not a good thing, and while I did contribute to charity this month, although both were below my desired goal. Hopefully next month will be better.
Alright, that’s it for now. Here’s hoping that there is better news to report come next month. Until then, here’s hoping everyone has a happy and profitable September!