Another month has passed and so it's time for another month end review.
The month went fairly well and I had some nice gains in my portfolio. I cut back a little on my spending but I need to update my Quicken (and learn how to use the damn thing) to really track my expenses. March should have a good amount of expenses due to some CFA expenses and I'll be taking a small trip for my birthday.
My net worth increased by 4.3% from January's number. I think this was a decent sized jump.
My February month end net worth is $42,965
In dollar terms my net worth increased by $1,777 and I'm pretty happy by this figure because it represents over 50% of my take-home pay. Once I start tracking my expenses closer, I think I'll be able to cut back on a few things and increase this percentage. My goal was to save 40%, so I'm on track.
March should include some higher expenses, but they might be offset by a few things. I think I have about 200-$300 in my transportation account. I'm going to fill out a form to get that back this month. I might sell a few items for $200. Also, I still have a few things I can sell on eBay (like an iPod shuffle and my digital camera). If I do this in March, I think I might be able to bring in another $200-300 dollars. Every buck helps!