We have reached the half-way mark for 2009, and time certainly does fly when you keep busy. As long-time readers know, the original purpose of Consumerism Commentary was to keep myself accountable for my own financial decisions and to blog about interesting things I find on the web. I freely admit that Consumerism Commentary has expanded quite a bit since the first post in 2003. One thing that has remained constant is the monthly report of my finances.
So far this year, my “modified net worth” has increased about 30% since the end of 2008. Despite fluctuating levels of income and irregular expenses, this seems to be in line with my earning and saving pattern for the past several years. This modified net worth is not a true net worth because I do not include some items like my household inventory and tax liability. I would also need to include the value of my business to get a full accounting of what I am worth financially, but I just like to keep things simple. I do include the private-party sale value of my car from Edmunds.com even though I do not intend to sell, and I only update the value once or twice a year. And if I decide to buy a house, I would include its value as well.
The quarterly tax payment due in June took a bite out of my monthly income. I plan for this my transferring a portion of my other earned income into an account earmarked for tax payments each month, but income will likely not keep pace with my estimations.
Continue reading to see my balance sheet and income statement without commentary. You can click on the reports to zoom in to full size. If you have reasonable questions, feel free to post them and I will answer. I will include my quarterly investment report in a following post.
Personal balance sheet and net worth statement
Income and expense report
If you have any questions, feel free to post them here.