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Personal Balance Sheet, March 2006

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March was a good month to me. I officially became a thirtysomething (well, a thirtynothing) and celebrated with many friends, including some who came from a distance. As I hardly see my friends these days, it was great to get together. Also this month, I traveled to Florida to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday — she is now a nonagenarian.

On the financial front, with three paychecks this month rather than the typical two, and with a bonus, my net worth climbed nicely. Here’s the chart:
Net Worth: March, 2006

The cash and checking accounts are always in flux, so changes don’t represent much. The same goes for my credit card. I pay the balance off every month, but it’s good to know I put less on the card this month. My accounts receivable for business is high because I have several invoices still outstanding. To see how my work-outside-work did in March, stay tuned for my income statement.

I have to say, I’m happy with the 16% improvement since last month. If I could pull that off every month, I’d be set. Realistically, I’ll be happy if I am able to spend less than my income in April. Luckilly I have enough left over from March. With a vacation woth my family and girlfriend in the middle of April, I may still be in good shape (except for the promised trip to Disneyland).

Updated August 9, 2011 and originally published April 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.

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Luke Landes 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 Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Financial Freedumb

Flexo, Congrats on the 16% improvement! How does it feel to be 30? I’m about 18 months away from the same age…*sigh*

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avatar Robert

do you happen to have an blank personal balance sheet that i could have? I like the way your is set up – simple!


or maybe you know a good source for other MS excel databases.

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