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Cellphone and net worth

September 25th, 2009 at 06:08 am

I finally ran out of phone minutes and had to buy more. This month's usage has been freakishly high and I used up an abnormal $18.90 worth. And yet, it's STILL cheaper than having a local-only land line!

I continue to be amazed at just how good the Tracfone/Net10 service has been so far. You'd think a discount, 3rd party cellular service has some flaws or compromises, but NO! In some ways, they're actually BETTER than premium cellphone services!

The only "compromise" is that they only have basic, low end phones, but I don't really need fancy phones anyway.

After about six months of tracking, I am thoroughly satisfied with the results, and so, I'm going to close the book on the updates. After all, there is only so much I can talk about cellphone minutes. Big Grin

Gracias, Senor Slim.

Net worth
Well, my irregular expenses have finally hit, and it's taking the expected toll. However, thus far, my net worth has continued to march forward and even crossed an important milestone. Not that it's easy to see because I cropped out some of the details.

Sorry, I just don't want to detail my net worth for personal reasons. Most of this is driven by retirement funding anyway, so it doesn't translate to much in real life terms, but it's still a very important psychological victory for me.

I'm not in the clear yet though. Any financial slip or accident, especially in this economy, and I would be trouble again. So, I remain vigilant, but very thankful for all the help my parents have provided in my recovery.

And I thank you guys too, for all the support and help! This community has been great, and I doubt I would have made it this far on my own.

10 Responses to “Cellphone and net worth”

  1. Caoineag Says:

    Hey, as long as your net worth is going up, you are doing good. Smile As to the phone, I was surprised at how far out my minutes are getting me. I still waiting to do my first update on the cell phone, lol.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on your net worth going up!

  3. merch Says:

    Nice work on the net worth. I am with you on the telling of my net worth. And I try to stay away from talking about actually earnings and worth. Personally, I feel that it may come off as rubbing it in when someone is down and out, even though I don't think people here would take like that.

    Keep the focus BA.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Thanks everyone and nice to hear from you again, merch.

    Ya, I don't like to rub it in, though I think I have a lot less to rub with than others such as yourself. Big Grin More importantly, I don't really need this stuff to go around to my friends and family in real life, especially my ex. Hence the personal reasons....

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Way to go! (upward, of course)

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Well, what would we do without you?? Smile So glad you are here to share with us. You have provided some amazing perspectives!

  7. miclason Says:

    oh, yeah, please donīt pull the disappearing act on us again!

  8. baselle Says:

    Love my Net 10 phone, too. Regarding my net worth, I'm a daredevil, I know. I'm very impressed that your net worth kept going up slightly even during the 4Q 08 and 1Q 09.

  9. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That's the best way for networth to go - up! Smile

  10. Broken Arrow Says:

    Thanks everyone.

    Baselle, I don't remember much about 2007 except that I was heavily in debt and still try to get through my divorce. 2008, I took a lot of chances on my trading money, and luckily, the return was beyond my wildest imagination. It probably will never happen again, but that's how I was able to counteract my passive fund drop....

    Maria, I'll try not to. Big Grin

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