So, we’re half-way through January already. Eek — I have so much work that needs to get done. On the one hand, I’ll be happy when the cold weather eases up, and on the other, I need time to stop while I knock my to-do list down to size!
The Year in Money is going ok so far. Market weirdness combined with my plane ticket purchase means my net worth isn’t looking so hot, but honestly, market weirdness is a good thing for me — cheap(er) stock-buying now means better growth later. So I don’t really mind, although of course I prefer seeing high net worth numbers when I open Mint 🙂
I’m basically pretty pleased with my spending, though. Grocery shopping’s going well, and my only non-rent/food/travel spending so far has been: a co-pay and prescription; a gift for my mom’s birthday in early February; a charity donation; a reimbursable conference registration (though I’ll probably have to wait a while for the reimbursement itself); and a leakproof microwave-safe bowl to take homemade soup to work in. (That’s an affiliate link and a strong recommendation [even if you don’t want to use the affiliate link, of course!] for Sistema containers; they come in a variety of sizes, and I haven’t found anything as leakproof as they are — you can have one full of soup, turn it completely upside down, let it rattle around in your bag, and all the liquid stays firmly behind the seal. They’re BPA-free, too.)
I kind of feel on cruise control — this is a boring post because nothing out of the ordinary’s going on with my money, and boring is just the way I like my finances. So far so good, January! Let’s keep it up!
How’s your 2015 going?