September was a typical month. I didn’t have many out-of-the-ordinary expenses. I bought some new camera equipment, with the biggest expense being a used lens for my Mamiya RZ67. I did a good job negotiating the price, too. I was able to get Adorama in New York to beat KEH.com’s price for the same lens in the same condition.
This month I also purchased airline tickets to visit my family in southern California for Thanksgiving. The flight costs less money than I can remember paying for the same trip in other years. A quick look through Quicken shows that 2007 was the most recent year I paid less for a flight to California for Thanksgiving.
It was a successful month in terms of income. The only complaint I could possibly have is that is has been taking a long time for some clients to pay. In a perfect world, all advertisers would pay within 30 days. Google about 25 days after the end of the month, but it’s not uncommon for other advertisers to take 45 days or more. One particular company still owes Consumerism Commentary money from March, and it’s been frustrating trying to resolve the issue. For the most part, however, payments are predictable.
October will be a busy month. In addition to working nine-to-five for a job at a large corporation, spending almost all of the remainder of my waking life managing Consumerism Commentary and writing for a number of publications, I’ll be trying my hand at more professional photography. The plan is to take some marketing photography for an audio production company.
Every month I post my net worth report to track my progress. Continue reading to see the report.
You can click on the image above to get a full-size report. If you have any thoughts or comments, feel free to leave them here. In a few days, I’ll post a quarterly review of my investments.
Published or updated October 2, 2010.