First off, here's how I did with my October goals:
- Grow my Emergency Fund to $975 - After interest posted to the account this morning, my Emergency Fund sat at $1,008.57. I had a $50 sign-up bonus from HSBC Direct that came through this month, so without that, I'm actually around $960. However, since I ended the month above my 2007 goal of $1,000, I'd say I met this goal.
- Finish October with $75 in my "short-term savings" fund - The trip to Michigan drained our short-term savings, and I also hosted a bachelor party for my brother a couple of weeks ago. The combination of these two factors kept me from meeting this goal.
- Reduce my revolving debt to $24,750 - My total month-end revolving debt is $24,891.93, so I fell a bit short of my goal. The same factors that kept me from my savings goal played a part here.
- Blog once per week about productivity - How's this for a start:
I think I actually pulled this one off. Actually, October saw my highest post count ever, at 24 posts for the month. Not bad...
Now, on to my month-end update:
Online Savings - $1,015.87
Self-Directed RSP - $41,605.84
Employer Group RSP - $1,212.95
Credit Cards - $1,527.73
Line of Credit - $23,364.20
Student Loans - $31,442.68
Net Investable Assets: ($12,499.95)
Net Liquid Assets: ($55,318.74)
My liquid savings dropped considerably, due to the vacation and bachelor party. However, the market continues to improve, so with my bi-weekly RSP contributions, I saw an overall asset increase of $1,403.06 this month. Debts are down by $890.01, so I had increases of $2,293.07 and $356.31 in my net investable and net liquid assets, respectively. My NetworthIQ profile has also been updated (including loose cash, home, car and mortgage).
Finally, let's get down some goals for October:
- Grow my Emergency Fund to $1,100 (currently at $1,008.57; my contributions are slowing down, since I've met my goal for 2007, and am now focusing on debt reduction)
- Finish November with $200 in my "short-term savings" fund (currently at $0)
- Reduce my revolving debt to $23,850 (currently at $24,891.93)
- Blog 30 times in November
- Review two chapters of Getting Things Done
- Continue to blog once per week about productivity