Net Worth Week 65

Gentle Readers,
Work finally took away our OT. Slow and steady must win the race now.  My tutoring begins next week and I’m very excited. I’ll probably have less time for interacting with folks because I need to focus really hard on my lessons to make sure they sink in appropriately. A little focus should go a long way, I think. The plan is to devote most of July to this and then potentially find a gig in it. Such a gig would definitely change my money situation quickly.
I should have noted it before, but I am over halfway done on repaying my Earnest Loan! Huzzah!

This week’s net worth numbers

6/30/2017 7/7/2017
 Joy 1107 1107
 Travel 1  1
 Down Payment 19 19
 Retirement 21 21
 Health 45 46
 Moving 285 285
 EF 11 11
Business 1004 1004
Life 1439  500
 IRA  13134  13085
 Brokerage 704  700
 Rewards Card 2 -2902 -2121
 CC (largest) 0  0
 CC (longest) 0  0
 Rewards Card 0  0
SL 1 -105090 -105242
SL 2 -46306 -46372
 Earnest -4465 -4008
 Net Worth -140992 -140964
 Percentage Change -.35% .02%

Do you still invest in your skill-building?

Author: ZJ Thorne

Lesbian on the path to Financial Freedom

  • Congrats on hitting the halfway mark on the loan! And while I know we’ll likely never find out what exactly it is that you do, I’m so excited to watch all of your planning and hard work fall into place. I hope tutoring goes well!

    • Thank you! It is exciting when I remember to notice my progress on the loan.

      I have high hopes for this tutor. Even higher hopes for the amount of work I’m about to do on self-education. Don’t want to waste precious tutor hours in remedial work.

    • It’s exciting when I remember to notice I’m doing well on that loan.

      Thank you! I have high hopes for this tutor and even higher hopes for the amount of self-education I’m going to do. Don’t want to waste precious tutoring time with remedial work.

  • MJ

    I don’t invest in skill building like I want to, but I tell myself it’s because I need to focus on using the skills I already have. In some way, my last trip was a skill building trip. I gave a presentation unlike one I’ve done before. I don’t know if it will lead to paid work, but it looks good on my CV. I need to learn some new blogging skills or pay for blog work if I’m going to turn that into any real kind of money making outlet. It seems like the way I should go, because taking on more teaching could wear me out. But there’s a learning curve there to get to next level and I’m afraid to invest in more skill building. Not sure why.

    • Giving presentations is definitely a skill. I definitely feel you on not wanting to wear myself out in my primary career. Finding the balance is difficult.

    • Giving a good presentation is definitely a skill! I’m also wary of burning out in my main career and wanting to have skills outside of it.