Thursday, May 03, 2007

May Net Worth Snapshot...

Whew, what a month it's been! With the preparation and arrival of our new son, comes a multitude of challenges. From emotional to physical, from financial to intellectual, it's going to be interesting for the rest of our lives.

Well, as to be expected, last month was a bit difficult financially. Our net worth has minutely increased by 0.19% for a dollar total of $294.00. (Click balance sheet on left for more details) The disability money we were expecting to help out while my wife was on maternity leave never showed! The first check was 2 weeks late.

Now we find that we have to fax in a letter explaining the situation so they can stop payment on the check if it's out there, and put a trace on it. After that process, they'll mail us another check which should take another 2-4 weeks! Our 2nd check was mailed out yesterday, so we're hoping that one shows up on time. Due to less savings and paying taxes last month, there was a slight decrease in our cash funds.

Our retirement funds seem to have been following market and did pretty well, they're all up for the month of April. Credit card debt is up much higher than normal due to being used to pay taxes. Well, that's it for now, I'm looking forward to next month since I expect it to get slightly better when we start getting the disability checks on a regular basis, but who knows...

4 comments:

Marshall Middle is making a million dollars said...

adding a new baby to the family...priceless

moneymonk said...

Awesome progress!


why not take some of your cash and pay off your immediate liabilities?

John said...

MM: Can't, saving for a house :-)

The CFO Dad said...

Great blog-- I will be adding it to my feeds! Congratulations on the new son. I just had one a year ago-- quite the handful.