I believe I’ve said it a few times already, but my latest car debacle took a chunk out of my income this month. I managed to scrape by, as you’ll see if you continue reading this post.
Since the report doesn’t include deposits into retirement accounts as expenses, even though I’m coming out ahead by $300, that’s not money I can use. Considering I invested about $500 this month through automatic investments into my Roth IRA and 401(k) including a company match, I end up with less cash in the end — as you can see in my latest balance sheet.
Updated July 16, 2010 and originally published February 1, 2006. 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.