Pretty much no change in my net worth over the last month. It went up 0.13%. Not much to write home about. My investments dropped a bit, but the savings from the extra paycheck this month made up for that.
Looking forward, I’m not expecting great things for November. I have finally decided to pony up the money for a professionally fitted mouth guard to help with my nighttime teeth grinding. I’ve been using an over the counter guard, but it’s just not doing the trick. I only get one set of teeth, so it’s a worthwhile investment.
I also am planning to purchase some Continuing Legal Education courses. I need to take them to keep my law license, and my options are typically to buy CD/DVD classes or travel halfway across the country to take courses in the state in which I’m licensed. Since my office won’t help pay for them, I choose the cheap (though boring) route, and one of the companies that offers the courses is having a 20% off sale for the month of November. This is the first time I’ve seen them offer that kind of sale, so I’m probably going to drop around $500 and get that much closer to my required hours. I am pretty sure that I can deduct the expense on my taxes, but I can’t say that helps all that much.
So November probably won’t be great, but at least it’s planned expenses and things I need, rather than splurging on shoes (which I also need, but that’s another conversation for another day).