Posted on July 6, 2008 18 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve updated you guys on my goals, accomplishments and my net worth, so without further ado, here you go. I’ll call this “What’s new with The Budgeting Babe?”
1. I’ve been promoted to Vice President at my job! This is a hugely significant career milestone for me and a top goal on my list of things to do before turning 30. It’s a lot of work, but will hopefully help me reach my financial goals sooner (paying off my student loan and buying property). I’ve literally been celebrating for the past two weeks
2. I got my driver’s license! I have been practicing for almost 6 months in hopes of getting my license this year. Since I technically started trying to drive at 15, and since then have had several permits and flunked two driving tests, it’s been an uphill battle – my personal Everest – filled with frustration and self-doubt. But on July 3, 2008, I rocked the test and officially became a licensed driver in the state of Illinois!
I may have cried at the DMV when the instructor passed me.
Isn’t it amazing what goal-setting can do for you?
NET WORTH UPDATE
I haven’t tallied my net worth in a while, so it was a pleasure to see that despite the market woes, my overall net worth has risen by 15 percent since March 1st, the result of a very ambitious and focused savings plan.
It’s funny; the more my net worth increases, the less I want to spend and the more I want my accounts to grow. At first, I thought I would buy a condo as soon as I had what I considered to be a good downpayment in place. But now I want to be able to put down money without paying PMI, and I’m reconsidering whether I want a condo or to keep saving for a small house with a yard.
It’s so exciting! Thanks to everyone for your support along the way. We’ll get there together!