Picking up Nickels

Thursday, July 12, 2007

July 2007 Financial Asset Roundup

Here are my current financial assets as of the market close on July 11th, 2007:

Asset June 2007 July 2007 Change
Checking 240 258 18
Money Market 39,147 40,071 924
Savings Bonds 4,542 4,558 16
Treasury Bills 0 0 0
CDs 57,986 58,361 375
Brokerage 103,441 105,880 2,439
401k 101,960 105,365 3,405
Roth IRA 33,356 34,315 959
SEP IRA 171,718 175,906 4,188
529 Savings 34,539 35,701 1,162
Total Assets $546,929 $560,415 +$13,486 (2.5%)

I didn't add any new money to my investments over the past month, although I managed a nice 2.5% gain despite the market volatility during that time as the S&P 500 index was up almost 2% since my last update. I'm also about to make another 2007 SEP IRA contribution, which should help out over the next month:

(chart courtesy of msn.com)

I'm still keeping an eye on stock market volatility in anticipation of a buying opportunity. I do have some cash in my SEP that I'd like to put to work, but am content with the 5% money market yield I'm getting for now.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Free Schick Quattro Razor at CVS Pharmacy

This is a reoccurring deal that I haven't seen for a few months.

CVS Pharmacy has an in-store deal for a free Schick Quattro Razor for men or for women this week through July 14th.

CVS has the Schick Quattro Razor on sale for $6.99 this week. They are also offering a $5 Extra Bucks bonus (available immediately after purchase), bringing the cost down to $1.99. This price combined with the $2 off any Schick Quattro Razor for men or women coupon from the 6/10 SmartSource coupon booklet will make this razor free.