Friday, February 2, 2018

January Dividend Income – $1.93

I realized dividends from 3 positions in January.

(CSCO) brought in $0.89

(O) brought in $0.64

(BF.B) brought in $0.40

It’s not much, but they all use dividend reinvesting, so the little money they bring goes right back into super small percentages of a share.

Purchases 11 through 15

Since I haven’t posted in a while, I missed out on documenting my most recent purchases.  They are as follows.

Purchase #11 – 12/8/17 – (F) – 10 shares at $12.61

Purchase #12 – 12/22/17 – (GSK) – 3 shares at $35.30
This is my first purchase into GlaxoSmithKline, but they’ve been on my watchlist for a long time.

Purchase #13 – 1/8/18 – (XOM) – 1 shares at $86.75
This is my second purchase of Exxon.  I’d like to add more, but can’t seem to stay away from the value of Ford.

Purchase #14 – 1/25/18 – (F) – 13 shares at $11.45

Purchase #15 – 1/31/18 – (F) – 9 shares at $11.05

What can I say, I like Ford!  I like the value and I think it will grow over time while they work on a few things.  I see them as being proactive and positioning themselves for future growth and change.

Is anyone scared of Ford?  I'd be interested in your opinion on my Ford purchasing.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Net Worth Update - JAN 2018 - $17,380 (+$1,623)

Here it is folks, my January Net Worth Update.  January has been a crazy month.  A lot has happened and I haven’t been posting much at all, mainly from being overwhelmed with all the material to write about.  I had all these awesome posts in mind, but shit kept happening and I couldn’t get to them.  In summary, when the new year started:  I received a 4% raise.  Our company Simple IRA was stopped and a new 401(k) plan was started and the company bumped their match from 3% to 4%.  We bought a used RV that needs some repairs.  I started a new project at work.  I had great plans to bump my savings rate to 41%, but in reality, I was only able to bump it to about 29% so far.  With the shorter days of winter and the cold air, we spent a ton of time indoors after work.  The weekends have been full working on the RV and swapping an engine in my buddy’s Land Cruiser (it’s finally done and out of my garage).  Taking its place in the garage is my BMW wagon awaiting a new transmission.  The front pump seal failed while on a road trip in North Carolina and all the fluid was dumped without knowing until backing in a parking spot and seeing the fluid trail.  I haven’t pulled the trans yet, so I’m not sure which direction I’ll take for the repair, but I’ll post the results and associated costs when it’s back on the road.


Checking Account
Emergency Fund
TD Ameritrade Account
Simple IRA
Land Cruiser
GMC Pickup
Total Assets

Bank Visa
Total Liabilities
Net Worth

Checking Account:  This account, for the most part will remain around $500, after everything hits.

Emergency Fund:  +600 +450 +350  I started out putting $600 in here, but had to dip into it twice.
(This used to be Savings 1 and Saving 2.  I now use the second savings account for RV parts and other such RV dedicated costs.)

TD Ameritrade Account:  +$160 – I added to it and realized some growth in some positions, and some loss with (F) falling at the end of the month.

Simple IRA:  +$290 – Payroll additions plus Company Match plus growth

401(k):  +$430 – Payroll additions plus Company Match plus growth

Cars:  These values pretty much remain the same (KBB and Craigslist).  They have all but stopped depreciating.  These suckas be old.

Bank Visa:  -$393 – Done, Debt Free

Overall – I reduced my debt to ZERO and added $1230 to my assets for a positive change of $1623.  I'm moving in the right direction and love the progress I’m making.

How was your January?  How do you think I'm doing?  Do you see, or can you recommend some areas I should concentrate on to see better growth?

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