Friday, July 31, 2009

July End of Month Review

Things are looking pretty good, especially since summer is often when my budget gets shot to pieces.

I lowered my overall debt by $1075.14--it would have been $50 more if I hadn't incurred a $50 balance transfer fee when I moved one of my credit cards to a "zero interest for nine months" card. Other than that, I did not increase any other balances.

My 401(k) funds are headed up, and now stand at $142,108--still not at the $174,000+ they were in October, 2007, but increasing nicely and at least they are NOT at the $89,654 they fell to in March, 2009.

I have until August 18th to come up with the car repair monies for Firestone--it looks more or less feasible at this point, so I've got my fingers crossed.

7 comments:

Petunia said...

What a good report. Your debt reduction is moving along nicely, and your 401k balance is bouncing back as well.

Good job!

Sharon said...

I have my fingers crossed for you too!

saraleh said...
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SaralehB said...

Those are all great signs of recovery. Moving in the right direction ... the most we can hope for right now. Seems that you're getting it right which is great. Bravo!

Florence said...

Pat on the back for Grace!! Good going!! (My 403b is showing some signs of life too but my nerves are still shot from the previous 6 months. LOL)

Did it MY way said...

Progress-our most important product. Well done-Keep it up.

Kemkem said...

Looking better and better. Well done!