Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Goal Progress: End of July 2014

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 July, 2014
Current value: $6,690
Change from last month: + $531
Percent of Goal:  6.15%

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 had a pretty good July. First, I had the second largest monthly payout from my online courses. Second, my work paid out another quarterly bonus. And lastly, I sold another signed Stephen King book on eBay. I put 100% of the monies I received from each of those into my Tesla fund. My total this month would have been more impressive, but I lost about $200 in value during the last two days of the month when Realty Income stock dropped about 1.5 points.

Looking to the future, my free cash flow should take a big jump next month or the month after. I paid off my wife's car loan, freeing up $383 a month. I also started the refinance process on my house, which should drop my payments about $250. More details on that when it has been completed. And once that is completed, it'll be time to take a new look at my budget and set some savings goals!


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