February 2012 Wealth Building Report

piggy February 2012 Wealth Building ReportPassive Income & Savings

I am really looking forward to becoming more aggressive with my investing strategy in 2012, but I haven’t quite started yet.  In fact, I am really just getting back up to speed on tracking my receipts for coupon savings.

Total Saved via Couponing = $355.64  (48%)

I am surprised to see we spent less than $400 for groceries in February.  Granted I spent a lot in January so this averages out, but I am excited that we are feeding 6 people, two dogs and a cat for less than $400 a month!

The total saved from a combination of store sales and coupons is shown above.

Only the dollars saved from coupons I clipped are being counted toward the wealth building account.  My reasoning being that I would have bought the items on sale anyway (store savings) and the only extra I earned is the coupons I clipped.

Total Saved Using Coupons = $130.71

Added to Wealth Building Account – $130.71

Stocks = $167.50

This has been a great month for Target (up nearly 10%) and although SPWR dropped a little, it is still up 10% from when I bought it.  Average gain between the two stocks is 8%.  I’ll take it!

Wealth Building Account – $167.50

Craigslist – $0

I didn’t sell anything on Craigslist or Ebay this month.  I have some more items I need to clear out of our garage so will be listing some things again, but for February I took a break.

Wealth Building Account – Plus $0

Piggy Bank Savings – $0

When I pay cash for things I put the change (coins) into a piggy bank.  Although I added coins to the piggy bank, I did not cash it out and so haven’t credited it yet to the wealth building account.

Wealth Building Account – Plus $0

TOTAL added to STBR Wealth Building Acct in February 2012 = $298.21

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 February 2012 Wealth Building Report

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