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September has been an interesting month. Super had a little bump, updated my HECCS debt and some extra savings in cash.

I had some pretty biggish expenses last month mainly caused by weddings.

Wowee are weddings expensive for nearly everyone involved. It is just me or have Weddings become so incredibly commercialised that it has lost it’s original core purpose? Don’t get me wrong, I love going to weddings and the idea is Ok but seriously. It’s almost expected now that weddings MUST have:

  • Entertainment
  • Flowers and decorations
  • Fancy cars
  • Professional hair and makeup
  • Professional photography and videography
  • Fancy accommodation
  • Doves flying when the bride walks down the isle
  • Custom made bobble heads of the bride and groom
  • Congratulation message from Kim Kardashian,
  • Entry to the reception via a chooper…

Ok maybe I’m going over the top here but you get my point. The amount of industries pumping up the idea that a wedding MUST be this or MUST be that is nothing more than marketing.

And you can’t escape the costs associated with a wedding even if it’s not your bloody wedding!

Oh no no, can’t an untapped market (wedding guests) getting away scot free. It’s now expected that for the engagement party the guest bring a gift of a value of no less than $100 (in my circles anyway) or else you will be branded stingy and a tight ass… SINCE WHEN DO YOU GIVE >$100 PRESENTS TO PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE THEY GOT ENGAGED???!?!?

I can’t help but think that the idea of a wedding has been hijacked by very clever marketing companies to brainwash loved up n00bs to spend maximum dollars at their stores. They even have the guests forking out hundreds and have so so cleverly shaped society to attack people who refuse not to participate in this circus of unnecessary spending.

Wow that was an unexpected rant. But yeah…weddings are hella expensive…for everyone involved.

So back to the main point of this article… Networth ticking along nicely. Should be able to get to quarter of a Mil if nothing goes drastically wrong by years end.

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Networth

 

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DateRolling NetWorth$ ChangeNotes
 1-Jan-2011 -$36,000 $0HECCS debt
 1-Jan-2012 -$32,000 $4,000Started Full-time work late Nov
 1-Jan-2013 $20,000 $52,000Built property and recieved FHOG ($21,000)
 1-Jan-2014 $45,000 $25,000
 1-Jan-2015 $83,254 $38,254Bought second IP
 17-Feb-2015 $110,215 $26,961
 18-Feb-2015 $121,541 $11,326 IP’s re-valued
 4-Mar-2015 $123,715 $2,174
 18-Mar-2015 $122,128 -$1,587Paid for holiday
 15-Apr-2015 $125,906 $3,778Withdrew equity from property
 14-May-2015 $127,906 $2,001
 18-Jun-2015 $131,904 $3,998
 21-Jun-2015 $152,904 $21,000IP’s re-valued
 12-Jul-2015 $159,904 $7,000Paid 4K off HECS Debt
 23-Jul-2015 $161,904 $2,000
 31-Aug-2015 $167,904 $6,000
 31-Sep-2015 $170,110 $2,205 Car went out of Portfolio, Bought IP 3, Super went up and one IP went up
 31-Oct-2015 $171,376 $1,265 Big bills. Not much saved.
 30-Nov-2015 $173,263 $1,887Super went down slightly
 31-Dec-2015 $186,910 $13,648IP went up in value
12-Jan-2016 $187,910 $1,000 Some big bills
2-Feb-2016 $189,910 $2,000 Bills (again)
1-Mar-2016 $191,410 $1,500 Didn’t save very well
1-Apr-2016 $193,410 $2,000 Steady month
1-May-2016$182,410 -$11,000 Two IP’s went down.
1-Jun-2016 $211,010 $28,600 All 3 IP’s went up and super was updated
1-Jul-2016 $229,010 $18,000IP’s revalued with 2 out of three going up
1-Aug-2016$233,653$4,643Super went up along with cash
1-Sep-2016$237,390$3,737Super went up, HECC debt went down plus savings

 

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