Time for the monthly net worth update. I have tracked and posted our net worth for 10 months now. It is a very strange thing to publicly post your net worth and I question the value of it – but people seem to enjoy it. Thousands of people, ok hundreds, of people check in every month to see the numbers. It was a good month and if my calculations are correct – our net worth had increased over $122,000 since October and we have surpassed our goal for 2015.
Where have I been this month?
Working. Too much work.
In my tiny garden. It is not the nicest garden I have ever seen, but I am learning. I am interested in learning how to can and preserve food. I am reading an AMAZING book from the library –Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry( Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving). This book covers just about everything, including how to make butter, cheese, yogurt, cured meats, types of canning and recipes. I think my first project will be making pickles. I will report back on
my any progress.
Blogging. I am trying to establish a more frequent posting schedule and re-engage in blogging society. I follow a lot of PF and lifestyle bloggers and I am sad to report that I recently reviewed my list of bloggers on feedly and many of the blogs I started following a year ago are inactive. If a blogger has not posted anything for 30 days – there is a 95% chance that they will never post again. Sniff.
It Take a Village to Raise a Blog
One of the things I have learned about blogging is that it is very tough to do it alone. Connecting with the blogging community is important and not always easy, especially for an introvert. I am fortunate that there are other bloggers that reach out and make connections. Speaking of connections…
- I am happy to report that I have been nominated for a sunshine blogger award by Mr. and Mrs. SSC at Slowly Sipping Coffee and Kay at The Barefoot Minimalist. Thank you, I am flattered.How The Sunshine Blogger Award Works
Thank the person that nominated you
Answer the questions from the person that nominated you
Nominate some other bloggers for this award
Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated
Notify the bloggers you have nominated
Here are the questions I was asked:
Be honest. What is the highest number of Oreos (or a similar type cookie if you don’t like Oreos) you’ve ever eaten in one sitting?
Hmmm… I have never counted. I am sure I could eat a couple of handfuls quite easily. I not really a fan of chocolate (weird I know) but I could eat caramel, butterscotch or hazelnut flavoured treats all day long.
How old were you when you had your first kiss and where were you at the time?
Oh gosh. Fourteen – at a bus stop. Let’s just say it wasn’t all that I dreamed it would be.
What did you want to be when you grew up and did you end up being it?
I wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. Seriously. Later, I wanted to be Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.
As those dreams faded away, I thought about doing something in the field of psychology but I didn’t have the money, tenacity or brainpower to pursue it. Ironically, in my current job, I spend most of my time measuring, analysing and predicting customer and employee behaviour. Sounds fun doesn’t it?
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
Our TI-99/4A. Not sure what happened to it.
How old were you when you had the most fun you can remember?
I have lots of fond memories from the teen years – I can’t name just one. It was the best of times. I was always up for some adventure.
What is your favorite superhero and why?
Probably Wonder Woman. I wish I had her invisible plane (and her physique.)
Who is your favorite author?
What person has had the biggest influence on your life?
My parents. As I get older, I appreciate them more and more.
What’s your favorite comfort food when it’s a chill night at the house?
I have a weakness for french fries.
Now some nominations:
- Alexander from Cash Flow Diaries. I read your blog and follow some of your threads at the Mr. Money Mustache Forums too.
- Gary at Super Saving Tips
- Ali from Any Thing you Want Blog
- The LC’s at Loose Change Living
- Fig at Figuring Money Out
- Teri at Gratefullty – Go see the church they bought!
- MJ at Dream Beyond Debt
- Mr. and Mrs Budgets
- Anum at Current on Currency. Our guest poster here last month.
- Anyone else that would like to be nominated. I would be happy to add your name to this list.
Questions for the nominees:
- Is blogging what you thought it would be? Why or why not?
- Describe something you have done recently to save money?
- What is your favourite book?
- Tell us about a personal extravagance or indulgence that is totally worth it, as far as you are concerned.
- Favorite spice? (Members of the Spice Girls don’t count- lol.)
Net Worth Chart
Ok, on with what you have been waiting for. The markets were kind to us this month. I own a few Google shares, and I am glad I do. I have been slowly selling some of my single company stock positions and transferring into ETFs. Bought some “Europe” to get more exposure outside of North America. Still haven’t added up our dividend or interest income this year. Sorry.
*Does not include cars, pension (!), our pantry stockpile, education savings, the change and small bills stuffed in my underwear drawer etc.
You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List. See – I am not the only person crazy enough to do this.
Some Final Thank You’s
Thank you Femme Frugality for choosing my post for Financially Savvy Saturdays #101 – How Meal Prepping Can Help Your Weekly Food Budget. If you are a personal finance blogger I encourage you to take part in this weekly blog hop organized by BrokeGirlRich. It it the BEST by far.
If I have missed you on this list, please let me know.
~~~Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for visiting.~~~