Well, 2009 was filled with ups and downs, which I will discuss in a different post, but December added on a high note (at least when compared to November). My net worth increased by 2.84%. Not bad at all! Looking at the numbers, this is partly due to a slight bounceback in the market and a slight uptick in savings. December was a 3 paycheck month, which helps, plus I received some gift money for Christmas and my birthday, which will be spent, but for now, resides in the bank.
The saver in me was a bit disappointed by December, as ING Direct dropped their interest rates again, down to 2.5%. I have to remind myself that it’s still way better than a brick and mortar account, and it’s much better than stashing my money under my mattress. It’s still fun to watch the money grow!
I hope this trend continues in January. I don’t need the market to take a huge leap upwards, but a nice steady climb is more than welcome.