Wednesday, January 2, 2008

December Net Worth Update

First off, I'd like to say Happy New Year to everyone, but especially Sun Microsystems. May 2008 give me better memory...

You see, several years back I bought a handful of Sun shares when they were below five bucks a pop. I was buying stocks like Imelda bought shoes, a parallel I do not encourage others to emulate. But that was then. And now, I apparently have the mental dexterity of one approaching senility, because I forgot that I had these shares. Well, not really forgot. I just thought, oh, they're still in the gutter because, well, isn't everything else? So I'm doing my networth for the month and I log on to my Sharebuilder account just for kicks. I had previously just lumped my Sharebuilder stocks into my other stocks, a static three grand (a lowball figure) until I figure out how to access all the DRIP accounts. My eyes bulged when I saw that I had tripled my paltry amount of shares, and when I checked out its pricing chart for the past year I saw a Bette Davis style bumpy ride. Talk about buy and hold on for dear life...

So on the day oil hits $100 a barrel for the first time in history, I give you my net worth. Which, I proudly announce, hit $30k for the first time. $31,135 to be exact... Woo-hoo!