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December 22nd, 2011 at 02:52 pm

My net worth went down by $869 this year. That's not terrible, considering I lost $5018 in the stock market. (I actually "lost" more, since my stock increased at the beginning of this year -- but that is the loss since December of last year).

That means I put away $4149 on my own. (Again, not really, because a little more than $1000 was contributed by the College to my retirement plan).

That said, I need to do a lot better. I already knew that.

I'm going to do every little thing I can. Last night, instead of letting the TV run on after the news, I turned it off, turned off all the living room lights, and went into the bedroom and read. I only got up to brush and floss (saving on those future dentist visits!)

This morning I packed a cold lunch, because the microwave at work broke down yesterday. I also packed a breakfast of cornbread, but when I arrived, there was an array of leftover food from various parties. So I will take the cornbread home to add to the rest -- I am making cornbread stuffing tonight to take to our family holiday dinner tomorrow night. I have also promised to make a sweet potato casserole, so I'm going to have a busy cooking night.

I have to stop at the store to pick up some celery and spices, and I will get the fish oil I need, too. Even though I am going to stop buying multi-vitamins, I will continue with the fish oil. I come from a family with heart problems, and I already know I have a "fat pad" on my heart, which can be an indicator for heart disease.

I will also get a few more gift cards. I had intended to order them from MyPoints and Discover, but I let too much time slip away. I will use the free cards for birthdays this year.

3 Responses to “Net worth”

  1. snafu Says:

    Net worth sum is merely a snap shot of assets less sums owed on a particular day. There is positive change in the DOW. I hope you reviewed investment holdings making decisions on what to retain, based on initial reasons to buy. Do you believe those reasons remain valid? If you need to make changes try to balance debits with locked in profit.

    If the continuing uncertainty in the USA market causes you sleeplessness, you might want to look at something more stable like Australia or Brazil.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Ooh, I love cornbread stuffing. We made some with turkey last week and I added flax meal to the cornbread. I'd guess I put about 1/3 cup into an 8x13 pan of cornbread. The texture works beautifully in cornbread and gives a nice shot of omega-3 oil. I teased my DH, who is a convert to my southern cooking, that this officially makes cornbread dressing healthy food!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Joan, I too love cornbread stuffing - never thought of putting flax in it! I like to add sliced up apples, mushrooms, celery and raisins (minus raisins if my dad is eating it!)

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