July 2008 Financial Asset Roundup
|Asset||June 2008||July 2008||Change|
|Credit Card 0% Balance Transfers||0||0||0|
|Total Assets||$599,052||$578,352||-$20,700 (-3.46%)|
The S&P 500 index has not been kind since my last update, dropping an additional 8.76% during that time:
(chart courtesy of msn.com)
Oil prices dipped to "only" $144 per barrel today. Despite the major stock market indices going south, I put some cash from the distribution I took from my 2007 S Corporation profits into my brokerage account and also added some cash to my recently matured 6 month E-Loan CD @5.15% APY that I rolled into a 6 month E-Loan CD @ 3.61% APY. What a difference 6 months makes...
The only other noteworthy financial move I've made since last month was applying for the Penfed Platinum Rewards VISA for 5% rewards on gas purchases since American Express was kind enough to cut the gas rewards on my Amex SimplyCash Business Card from 5% to 3%. Otherwise, it'll (hopefully) be onward and upward until August after a short July vacation...