About My Credit Card Debt
As usual, let me prevent any scathing e-mails by first explaining my high levels of credit card debt. In short, I’m borrowing money for free and keeping it in safe investments while earning me 5-6% interest. Along with other things, this helps me earn extra side income of thousands of dollars a year. Recently I wrote up a series of step-by-step posts on how I do this. Please do check it out if you are curious. This is why, although I have the ability to pay the balances off, I choose not too.
- IRAs/401ks: The Dow breaks some arbitrary number!! Wee. While the CNBC shows have more things to chatter about, I continue to make my monthly $500 401(k) contributions.
- Brokerage: This consists of $2,173 in Bridgeway funds (BRSIX) and $1,054 of currently idle cash in my Zecco account.
- 529: This pops up because I ended up not using a portion of my 529 for tuition as intended. I guess the rest of this 529 will be left to grow for another 20 years until our kids need it.
- Good clean living (not really) gets us to $71,929 of non-retirement funds, reaching 67% of our midterm goal of house downpayment. Total cash is now $60,725.
You can see all my previous net worth updates here. Looking ahead to future expenses, we may buy some new furniture.