I can’t believe it’s March already. I turn 30 this month. As if it’s a sign of things to come, Kevin Pollack won’t be coming to my birthday event because — so he says — the movie he’s filming has been delayed. Yes, a bunch of friends and I were planning to see the actor/comedian perform at The Stress Factory but he has been replaced by Greg Fitzsimmons.
Now for what you’ve been waiting for: my end-of-month financial update for February. Read on to see my account balances.
Here are some things I’ve observed. First, I don’t like how my checking account balance has been decreasing. The good news is that I will be receiving three paychecks this month, in addition to a raise (a hardly significant raise, that is) and a bonus. The bad news (for my checking account) is that I will be deferring an additional 2% of my salary to my 401(k). Coincidentally, that percentage matches my raise.
Lackluster market performance in the last few days hurt the value of my investments. That’s a non-issue — I’ll just keep investing.
Although I pay my credit card balance off every month, it happens to be high at the moment. I needed adequate work clothes, and I found some great prices at Kohl’s. I pay just about all of my expenses with the credit card because I’m awarded cash back for every purchase. Three cheers for Citibank Platinum Dividend Select!
I received a reimbursement for one class from my company. I transferred that money directly to my student loan at the highest rate (4.7%).
Updated December 29, 2017 and originally published March 1, 2006.