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Financial Update – December

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December is always the worst month for saving. In the last thirty days, I’ve gone on vacation and bought presents. Don’t worry, the card will of course be paid off before any interest is charged. So, on with it already.

  December 17 November 17 October 12
Cash Accounts: $ 14,621 $ 14,242 $ 10,920
Taxable Investments: $ 2,974 $ 2,921 $ 2,860
401k (Pre-Tax): $ 8,250 $ 7,682 $ 7,259
Roth IRA: $ 1,416 $ 1,017 $ 754
Credit Cards: ($ 2,918) ($ 1,747) ($ 571)
Student Loan 3.97%: ($ 1,727) ($ 3,562) ($ 3,562)
Student Loan 2.82%: ($ 9,250) ($ 9,250) $ -
Home Inventory: $ 9,259 $ 7,959 $ 7,659
TOTAL $ 22,626 $ 20,554 $ 24,143

Now for fun, let’s compare this year to last year.

  December 17, 2003 December 17, 2002
Cash Accounts: $ 14,621 $ 6,902
Taxable Investments: $ 2,974 $ 2,000
401k (Pre-Tax): $ 8,250 $ 2,043
Roth IRA: $ 1,416 $ –
Credit Cards: ($ 2,918) ($ 2,195)
Student Loan 3.97%: ($ 1,727) ($ 6,069)
Student Loan 2.82%: ($ 9,250) $ –
Home Inventory: $ 9,259 $ 5,909
TOTAL $ 22,626 $ 6,790

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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