July 2005 Financial Status / Net Worth Update

For the new readers, let me say that all of my credit card debt is in the form of a 0% balance transfer. Please see all three of my posts (1,2,3) on this and the (updated) best 0% offers that I have found. Short-term interest rates keep going up (I’m earning 3.75% interest on my savings now), and amazingly these offers are still around.

This is our last month of dual incomes, but it was a pretty good month. Major purchases-wise, I had to pay tuition for my summer classes this month. Overall, our net worth increased $3,256 from last month to $81,530. Our non-retirement funds now total $44,052. We won’t be able to keep up our current pace towards our mid-term goal of $100,000 for now, but I still think it’s reachable. We’ve already maxed out both of our Roth IRAs for 2005, and I’ve already put more than $4k into my 401k this year, so I think we’re good for retirement funding for this year. I will definitely be putting more emphasis on controlling monthly costs since I’ll have more time.


  1. mack moris says:

    where are you earning 3.75 on savings?

  2. Ah, I should post about this – the Presidential Bank Premier Savings Account now earns 3.75% interest!! There are some restrictions, however. See my Presidential Bank Checking Account Review for more on Prez Bank overall.

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  5. I suppose if I read your blog further I will discover why you have such a huge cash allocation…

  6. Yep. Please see the mention of my mid-term goal above.

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