October 2015 Financial Asset Roundup
Here are my current financial assets as of the market close on October 12th, 2015:
The S&P 500 has been a bit volatile since the last update, although it is currently up 3.34% during that time:
(chart courtesy of yahoo.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment rate for September remained at 5.1%, although the 142,000 jobs added was considered weak . Oil prices have continued to rise slightly to the $47 level, yet I've seen local gasoline prices fall a few cents to the $2.03 per gallon I most recently paid.
On the financial front, Mrs. Frugalson and I made our 2015 Roth IRA contributions and I also took a distribution from my S Corporation. I have a Penfed 1.21% APY 1 year CD maturing soon, which will likely be put toward a Series I savings bond purchase. The September CPI-U inflation numbers are also due out on Thursday, although it is pretty much a lock that the best option is to wait until November to by the savings bonds.
On the non-financial front, it's been nice not having any near term plans to have contractors doing work on the house. I have a few small DIY things I'd like to get done before the cold weather comes, but I can at least work on those with a low budget at my own leisure. :)