Retro: October 2005 Net Worth Update

In the middle of the month, we took our first vacation together by travelling to Chicago for several days!  My fiance and I love to travel and we always wanted to make it a priority for us to take at least one or two big trips together each year.  From day one, we have always been saving and budgeting for a vacations.  This first vacation of ours turned out to be a great trip and a nice break from work too.  We did a lot of sightseeing, caught up with friends that live in the city, ate lots of Chicago-style pizza, and took some impromptu engagement photos together around the downtown area.

I may not have mentioned yet either, but we have also set a date for our wedding.  In June 2006 we will tie the knot!  As you can imagine, that has also taken up quite a bit of our time lately too — well maybe a little more of my fiance’s time than my own.  She loves that stuff.  Save-the-date cards have already been mailed, the church and reception hall booked, and family travel plans locked down.  It should a great event and something we both look forward to next Summer.

Onto our monthly Net Worth Update statement!  For the 5th straight month we have been able to record a monthly GAIN to our net worth. As of the end of October 2005, our net worth has increased by $2,360 to a new total of $55,014.  While not the sort of increase we have seen in previous months, it was still a great one because it was positive.  

FI Champion's Net Worth Update for October 2005

(View details and definitions for all line-items in our monthly Net Worth Updates)

Noteworthy highlights for the October 2005 update:

Our vacation to Chicago meant a little higher expenses than usual during…

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Note From Author

The full “October 2005 Net Worth Update” post has been back-dated to 10/31/2005.  But it was originally published to the Financial Independence Champion ( Blog on 06/10/2016.

Why Back-Date Posts?

I mentioned in my first post how this blog will be a little different than any other ones you may follow.  I still plan to talk about personal finance, rental property, travel, and the pursuit of financial independence.  But to give all these topics the right context and the full picture, I need to start at the beginning.  I need to fill in the details of life from 2005 until now.  I want you to see the successes, the struggles, and all the milestones we passed along the way.  Therefore most of the “new” content will be back-dated to their appropriate dates in 2005, 2006, and beyond — until we’re caught up!

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