Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been a little busy winding down my last semester of law school. Just 2 more weeks of class and then it's finals time. Graduation is May 20th. I am so happy!
March and April will mark (hopefully), the final declines in my net worth. I've been paying the last of my bar fees and just today, I paid the last of my trip to Cancun for my sister's wedding. That payment should show up in my next monthly recap.
I got a measly 2% raise this year and decided to put that increase towards the employee share purchase plan. I already contribute 5% to my 401k, which is the maximum amount that my employer matches. Under the employee share purchase plan, employees are able to purchase company stock at a 20% discount. The bank pays for all brokerage and/or administrative fees associated with the purchase and shares are credited to my account within 5 business days following their purchase. Cash dividends are automatically reinvested, less 15% withholding taxes for U.S. residents. I wish that I could really start investing so this gives me a little comfort that I am moving in the right direction.
So, here goes my March recap...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I feel so awful about what happened yesterday on Virginia Tech’s campus. This tragedy of senseless measure has shaken my soul to the core. My heart and prayers go out to everyone for peace and healing. I feel so lost as to how something like this can happen to beautiful people deserving of a full and happy life.