Welcome to June everyone! I know I'm a bit late, but at least we are only 4 days in. I ended up earning over $6 on my savings account this month. Slowly, but surely I am creeping up. I can't wait until I am earning over $100 a year in interest.
I contemplated opening a CD with some of my EF, but the rates are so low right, I don't think I will bother. I would get to tie up my money for 91 days to earn approximately $1. The 1 year and 2 year rates are not much better. I may reconsider later, as earning something (even just $1) is better than nothing. I keep hoping that the savings interest rated will rise and make it worth putting money into CDs.
I ended the month with over $14,300 in my Roth. That is exciting as I am creeping up on $15,000 in retirement savings. I should make that in June....well depending on the market. I should get one of those fancy progress bars for my blog.
I am expecting some big expenses soon: appliances are wearing out and making noises, my car will be 11 years old this year and my laptop seems to be dying (it is about 6 years old).
I still haven't received my travel reimbursements from March so I will need to follow up with that- it's about $800- tomorrow. I hate having to involve my boss, but I will not act as a credit card company for the firm. I am being extremely generous by waiting 2 months for reimbursement.
I paid the mortgage payment right before the long weekend. I made an extra $150 payment (the usual), and the balance is down to $213,753. Houses in my neighborhood have been being listed for $325,000 (I paid around $250,000 4 years ago). If the real estate market stays hot, I may consider selling in a few years.