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Year's End

December 31st, 2006 at 04:30 am

So the time has come to see how I went in the $20 challenge. i have consolidated my accounts and am ignoring the cents.

Cash 10
Check 120
Bill payer 611
House repairs fund 620
Travel 294
Emergency Fund 1920

Total 3574.
At the beginning of the year I had $3216, so my savings have increased by $358, or $6.88 per week. How unimpressive. However, my house has increased in value, and my retirement savings have also been compounding, so my net worth has increased more than that.

Next year, I shall just count the cash I've actually saved, by putting all my change in a jar. I begin with $3.20 in coins in a Spice Girls container.

How'm I doing?

November 16th, 2006 at 05:54 am

So the current situation stands as follows:

Check a/c 118
Bill payer 518
House repairs 429
Travel 223
Bonus Bonds 1360

TOTAL 2648 + some cents I haven't added yet.

On Feb 1st I had $3216.38, so it looks as if I've gone backwards, but some of the money I had before was earmarked for spending anyway. (The point of an Emergancy Fund is to use it in an emergency, right?) Still, I wonder if I can get back up to $3000 by the end of this year?

$20 Challenge

March 3rd, 2006 at 07:53 pm

Because my money is scattered in different accounts (Can you tell I believe in compartmentalisation) it's difficult to keep track of where my savings are going. So I've decided to keep a total of all the accounts and sum up at the end of the year to see how much I've gained.

On Feb 1 I had

Cash 115.00
Cheque 299.51
Bill Payer 744.32
Travel/holiday 394.50
House Maintenance 790.07
House Alterations 40.00
Russia 515.50
Emergency fund 387.48 (I had an emergency, okay?)

Total 3,286.38