For the most part, I knew August wasn’t a great month. My net worth is down almost 0.6%, which really isn’t much, but it’s down rather than up. Looking at the breakdown, the loss in my cash accounts and the loss in my investment accounts are almost exactly equal.
It was a high spending month with the surgery for the cat. Of course, I feel that I’ve been making excuses for my net worth over the past few months, which isn’t really acceptable. I can’t do much about my investments except to continue to contribute to my retirement and be glad that it will be at least 30 years before I need that money. I’ve also gotten a roommate, which should help with the finances, even if she’s only here a month or two.
I know that I’m not going to make my yearly goal to increase my net worth, which is disappointing, but for the rest of the year, I’m altering that goal to “Increase my net worth as much as possible.” And maybe something magical will happen and I will make my goal.
Or maybe I should just buy a lotto ticket.