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.
Noteworthy highlights for the October 2005 update:
Our vacation to Chicago meant a little higher expenses than usual during…
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 (FIChampion.com) 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!