Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Goal Update: End of May 2015

At the end of each month, I post an update of my goals, including a brief discussion of any notable events that might have occurred during the month. The latest month's figures can always be found under the Featured menu in the menu bar at the top of the blog.

Last updated: End of May, 2015
Current value: $13,777
Change from last month: +$554
Percent of Goal:  12.67%

Note that the funds in this account are invested in stock, so there will be fluctuations in value that are outside my control. I never withdraw money from this account, so any dips are purely due to stock price changes.

Events Of Note Last Month:

I have to admit, it's beginning to feel like I'm standing still. I've been stuck in the $13,000 range for the last four months. Market fluctuations for Realty Income stock are the cause and I am continuing to sock away money each month, but I am getting tired of seeming to not make any progress. This month, I contributed $450 of earnings from my online courses. I also added $225 I received from attending a conference for work. (Attendees received $225 in gift cards, which was nice.) I also tossed in $5 from ebook royalties. Despite all that, I ended the month at $13,777, still under that elusive $14,000 mark.

While at the conference for work, I came up with an idea for another course. Now it's just matter of finding the time to plan and create it. I've got a four day vacation to Las Vegas coming up in a week or so and once that is over, I'll start getting to work on the course.That should help bring in some extra money down the line.

I also earned a new Microsoft certification for my day job this month, so I spent a fair amount of time studying for that. I have one more certification I want to get after my vacation, so studying for that will probably take away some of my time for working on the new course.

1 comment:

  1. With the pullback in Realty Income, you are dollar costing at some good prices. When the stock pops again, you should be nicely rewarded.