Saturday, March 05, 2005

February 2005 Wrap-up



February saw me finally take seriously the opportunity to cut down on lunchtime eat-out spending. Can't tell that it had much effect, though, as I got started on it a bit late in the month.

Here's a cursory look at my family's more notable expenditures for the month:



As you can see, thanks to a few birthdays and Valentines Day, my gift spending made a bit of a mark. Hopefully, regular use of my Price Book Spreadsheet will help me slice some dollars off of my food and household-item expenses in the coming months.

Overall financial status looks something like this:



Nothing spectacular in there, to be sure. But I suppose I'm fairly pleased with the 5+ percent increase in our net worth through the first two months of this year.

— Posted by Michael @ 12:28 AM








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Start (2005-12): ~$21,900
Currently: $0
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Savings Goal: $15,000
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