I’m continuing to make great gains in my net worth — since a small blip in November 2009, I’m continuing on the right path. My net worth increased another approximately 27 percent in the last month.
On to the numbers …
No … not the kind that leads to unnecessary drama. I’m talking about company-sponsored retirement plans, medical insurance, and dental insurance.
I kind of referenced it in a past post, but I received word that I got offered a new job — which I accepted — earlier this week. It’s a marketing writer position for an enterprise software company close to where I live. I feel it’s the next step for me, a growing company, and counting furloughs and pay cuts I’ve taken at my current job … a 50 percent pay raise.
While I’m extremely happy about these prospects, it leads me to believe it’s time to revisit what I have been doing with my finances. Sure, I’m still going to do the same things — budget, save, etc. — but with more money coming in every couple of weeks there are bound to be some changes.
I had the chance to go to my hometown — Wallkill, N.Y. — for a couple of days before heading back to Jersey City and then Las Vegas for the last industry show I’ll have to travel to for the year.
It’s always nice to go home, eat some home-cooked food, and see my family. What is also nice about my hometown is that it is relatively quiet. Quiet, to me, means that I can think clearly and without interruption. I believe this is necessary to make sound personal finance decisions.