The other day I closed out my books for the month of August. Here are the numbers:
Beginning Balance: $1,340.61
Dividends received: $20.46
Personal Investment: $286.00
Total Invested in the stock market: $1,647.07
August was a tight month. I had to set aside some funds to celebrate my daughter’s 19th birthday. Since this very well might be the last chance that I have to spoil her I wanted to do something memorable, so in addition to her birthday gifts I treated her to a meal out and consented to get my nails done with her. She’d never had her nails professionally done before and didn’t want to go through the experience alone.
It was a first for me as well. Never in my life have I splurged on those fancy nail coatings so while I choked on the $35 fee it was worth it, not only to make my daughter happy but to see what all of the fuss was about. As long-time readers are well aware, I’ve always been a bit vain when it comes to nail care. It didn’t hurt to try it once, especially since it made my daughter so happy.
Even with the birthday splurge I was able to chip in a bit more than just my book royalties towards my investment goal. It wasn’t much but every little bit counts. As soon as the funds hit my account I will make my next stock purchase.
I am looking forward to it.
Maybe one of these days I’ll be able to get my nails done without having to choke at the price. I’ll have enough money coming in on a regular basis so that I can afford to treat myself to the occasional manicure. Who knows? Regardless, it was a fun experience to check off of my bucket list.
In the meantime I only have $58,352.93 to go in order to attain my goal of investing $60,000 into the stock market. I am quite pleased with my progress.
Did you make any progress towards your goals last month? Please share your stories in the comments below.