It’s time again for my monthly financial reporting. I’ve been posting a balance sheet online almost every month since July 2003 in order to keep myself accountable for my financial decisions. Seven years ago I was not far into my journal to financial solvency, but I was at least spending less than I was earning by then. That was not the case only a few years earlier. So I would say that tracking my progress for the last few years has been fun.
February 2010 was a short month, whether judged by the count of days or by the passage of time. This is a reminder either that I’m getting older or that I’m not leaving enough time for myself. I will be thirty-four years of age this coming month, so many readers will probably see me as young. Yet life is passing me by. At least February was a good month financially.
The stock market was volatile but ended the month on a positive note, boosting my investments. My bottom line passed $300,000 for the second time, moved by investment gains and income. I mentioned last month that income from my “side job,” that is, mostly this blog, would be unsustainable throughout the year because it included long-term deals usually not repeatable. However, I did manage to surpass January’s income without more long-term deals this month.
Continue reading to see my net worth report. Feel free to leave any questions.