Net Worth Week 62

Gentle Readers,
My roommate has my box spring and my bed is finally normal size! This feels wonderful. I still need to deal with some items I’d like to donate, but my room is already much more comfortable.
It appears we have more than one week of work left, but the systems will be down all weekend. This means less OT than I’d like. This is also the second weekend in a row with extended system downtime. I assume the Russians are involved.
I’m really glad that I attended some PRIDE events even though my heart was not in it. It did me good to people with my people as I suspected. There were some good acknowledgements of the devastation of Pulse. Our community needs to support one another.  Some protections that had been put in place have been removed and we believe further removals are coming. The number of hate crimes against LGBT people has increased in the past year alarmingly. We were already the most likely to be targeted, and it got worse.
I have one more week of the free class before our teacher is gone for summer. I found a potential tutor for the summer who is also a really good deal. I need to see if I can actually give the tutor all the time they say I need before laying down the money. Since this skill will help my business, it can help my taxes, too. Having that LLC definitely changes how I spend money. I think this tutor and dedicated focus by me could finally get me over the edge and ready to charge for this skill.
Having dinner with a group of women in my profession tonight. We like to talk trade and support one another and just generally add to the conviviality. It should be lovely.

This week’s net worth numbers

6/9/2017 6/16/2017
 Joy 1107 1107
 Travel 1  1
 Down Payment 19 19
 Retirement 21 21
 Health 45 45
 Moving 285 285
 EF 11 11
Business 1004 1004
Life 455  476
 IRA  13191  13145
 Brokerage 703  705
 Rewards Card 2 -2873 -2136
 CC (largest) 0  0
 CC (longest) 0  0
 Rewards Card (106) CR  (98) CR
SL 1 -104780 -104890
 SL 2 -46161 -46210
 Earnest -4427 -4446
 Net Worth -141292 -140764
 Percentage Change -.15% .37%

Do you make a habit of truly knowing other professionals in your area?

Net Worth Week 17

Gentle Readers,

This week was so busy, but there has been steady progress on many fronts. I did an all day training on Wednesday that will help my business both by what I learned and by whom I met and networked with. This was really excellent and gave my heart quite a boost. It definitely impacted my work week though. I got 37.5 hours in four days. I’m tired. I have an all day volunteer session on Saturday, too.

I tried reflexology as part of my attempts to get a handle on my pain, and there has been improvement and the hope for much more. I’m holding off on any pain management this weekend because it will just be too difficult to fit it in due to an all day volunteer engagement. I don’t want my pain relief to stress me out.

I still love Earnest and credit them with my ability to conquer some of this debt.

Date 7/15/16 7/22/2016 7/29/2016 8/5/2016
Joy 1099 1099 1099  1100
Travel 323 323 323  323
Down Payment  19 19 19 19
retirement  21 21 21 21
health  45 45 45 45
Moving  31 31 31 31
EF  2002 2002 2002 2003
Business  1 1 1 1
Bed  .29 0.29 0.29 0.29
Life  746 897 1796  1444
IRA  9894 9908 9920  9984
Brokerage  335 337 407  409
CC (largest)  0 -4791 -4791  -4791
CC (longest)  0 -529 -1095  -273
Rewards Card  -4862 0 0  0
SL 1  -102374  -102489 -102604 -102713
SL 2  -45062  -45115 -45168 -45217
Earnest  -8897 -8915 -8934 -8486
-$146678 -$147156 -$146927 -$146099
  .22% change -.32% change .15% change  .56% change

How is your August starting out?