Net Worth Week 96 – Single Edition

Gentle Readers,
My gig ended Monday and I have not yet found a replacement for the time before the good government gig begins. Thankfully, I have business work to attend to and have been able to accomplish some things in my own office during the interim. It’s officially been 6 weeks since the government began processing my paperwork for the good gig. The person who would be my supervisor told me it would likely take 6-8 weeks. I’m hoping I hear soon.  Then I can relax and stop applying for gigs.
My business’ reputation continues to grow, which is very satisfying. Slow and steady.
I dog-sit again this weekend, but in a much more convenient location. I prefer the shorter dog-sitting stays because I don’t have to worry about having enough professional clothes with me.
The combination of barely earning money this week and the stock market correction definitely impacted my numbers. The ride just got noticeably more bumpy.
There’s been progress on the estate. I’ve been told that the death certificate is now signed, but I have not received the copies I’ve paid for yet. So I can still do nothing.
I got my next Invisalign trays. 14 more this round. I guess I can be financially grateful that I will have the next 3 months to pay down what I’ve spent on invisalign before having to shell out for whatever night-guard retainer we decide is best for my TMJ going forward.  Sadly, we couldn’t do the semi-annual appointment and I’ll need to go back in for the cleaning, but I’m going to wait to see what gig I get next, because that will impact my ability to get to the dentist.
 My relationship officially ended last weekend. True to my plan for myself, I am going to as many LGBT events as I can. Surrounding myself in community and making more friends. I had my last soccer game of this season. I’m planning on switching to the team I subbed for. They were a more natural fit for me.

This week’s net worth numbers

2/2/2018 2/9/2018
 Joy 1113 1113
 Travel 1  1
 Down Payment 19 19
 Retirement 21 21
Moving 287  287
 EF 57  57
Business 5  5
Life 2040  2140
IRA 17036  15841
Brokerage 884  812
Rewards Card 2 -5040  -5727
CC (largest)  0  0
CC (longest) 0  0
Rewards Card -5000 (BT)  -5000 (BT)
SL 1 -106179  -105857
SL 2 -46799  -46653
Earnest -1384  -920
 Net Worth -142939  -143861
Percentage Change -.63%  -.65%

What do you do to handle a breakup?

Author: ZJ Thorne

Lesbian on the path to Financial Freedom

  • I’m sorry about the relationship, though it sounds like it was a productive last conversation that you had with her. I hope things smooth out with the gigs (and the market!).

    • It was very productive. I think we will have many more eventually. Once I can fall out of love, I think we can be close friends.

      Thank you.

    • Thanks, Penny. Once I’m not actively in love with her, I think we’ll be able to be close friends and have more conversations.

      I worry more about the gigs than the market. While acknowledging that a terrible market can impact lots of jobs and lives. The gig is more visceral and needed now whereas my retirement is way off in the future.

      (and the internet ate my first reply to you. I didn’t intend to ignore you)

  • Sorry to hear about the breakup, hope you manage to get through it. Impressed you are you getting out there already and keeping busy. Good luck getting the job sorted.

    • Thank you. I will definitely get through it. I hope that it can at least be an opportunity to grow.

  • Hey, ZJ. Sorry to hear that things are ending between the two of you.

    Seems like you are already filling up your social calendar. How do you find the the time and energy to work a gazillion hours at multiple jobs, play soccer, and be at all the social events?! You need to write a book about that! Or find a way to bottle your extroversion and sell it. You’d have customers TODAY! 🙂

    • I am tired, if it helps. But as an extrovert, I get energy from all that interaction. I’ll see what products I can create. 🙂