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Financial Update – January

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It has been a month of gift giving and trip taking, so I’m not expecting to see much progress. To the tape!

  January 17 December 17
Cash Accounts: $ 13,760 $ 14,621
Taxable Investments: $ 3,189 $ 2,974
401k (Pre-Tax): $ 8,919 $ 8,250
Roth IRA: $ 1,763 $ 1,416
Credit Cards: ($ 1,821) ($ 2,918)
Student Loan 3.97%: ($ 1,720) ($ 1,727)
Student Loan 2.82%: ($ 9,250) ($ 9,250)
Home Inventory: $ 9,359 $ 9,259
TOTAL $ 24,254 $ 22,626

Well, it’s definitely not a huge increase. I’m planning on cutting back my spending by making my lunch more rather than going out… I tried this last year but gave up after my lunch bag was destroyed. I’ll pick a new one up this week.

Published or updated January 19, 2004. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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