Money Update

I’m keeping a careful eye on my general accounts because I’ve been (and will be) burning money at a crazy rate:

Currently my general accounts look like:

General Account: $4,002
Spending Account: $194
Spending Account 2: $304
Investment Account: $2,605
Bill Account: $79 <-- !!! At least I don’t have to pay rent.
Permanent Savings: $3,768
Charity Account: $338
Stock Portfolio Value: $11,066
Roth IRA: $6,912
Emigrant Direct: $5,015
Total Liquid Assets: $34,283

Credit Card Balance: $0
Business Holding: $6,657
Total On Hand: $40,940

As the old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” Right now it’s pouring expenses:

-New laptop hard drive
-New laptop bootable DVD drive
-New car on the way + Registration + Insurance
-Need new camera (Screen half whited-out after being crushed)
-Traffic tickets
-Unexpected $500 phone bill
-Paying programmers
-Buying sample products for photographing
-Defensive Driving
-Food (I haven’t had a proper meal in about 2 1/2 weeks).
-Incorporation
-Trip to Boston
-Spending money – I still gotta have fun ;-)
-etc. etc. etc.

Luckily these costs are still manageable, but still….lots of expenses!


(I had to make this picture with PaintBrush….no Photoshop on these Law School computers!)

I was checking back to September 2005 in my blog to see what was going on, and I would have completely forgot about this stuff had I not written it down!

Sept 2nd: I tried to make more $$$ from House Of Rave.
Status: HoR is now making about $2,000+ a month. Thanks again Rob for hitting me over the head with the obvious.

Sept 7th: I tried to Get a picture with the Dalai Lama.
Status: Didn’t happen this time. I did however get to see the Dalai Lama sport a visor.

Sept 18th: I was mentioned in the New York Times.
Status: That was pretty nice to have. I’ve got three copies of the Sunday Times rolled up in my archives. My parents found out about this website after the article (Hi!!). My photo shoot was supposed to be the main image on the article, but apparently Jim is more attractive.

Sept 28th: I sold pixel squares on NevBlog as an experiment.
Status: So far that sale brought in $2,300 (minus 2.40%) in one year. I’m taking them off the site in a few days. That whole pixel thing was the epitome of a fad.

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    Blog posted on: September 27, 2006

    7 comments on “Money Update

    1. me2press

      Nev I feel for you with the DVD drive. I had the same problem with a Sony Laptop. The hard drive got screwed and I need the orginal Sony CD rom drive to reinstall Windows cost me $100.00 from some guy on Ebay. Looking into getting a new Laptop with a 12″ screen I need something small to do business on the go no 17″ for this purpose. I am happy to see you are posting more often. Keep it coming.

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    2. me2press

      Nev I feel for you with the DVD drive. I had the same problem with a Sony Laptop. The hard drive got screwed and I need the orginal Sony CD rom drive to reinstall Windows cost me $100.00 from some guy on Ebay. Looking into getting a new Laptop with a 12″ screen I need something small to do business on the go no 17″ for this purpose. I am happy to see you are posting more often. Keep it coming.

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    3. Anonymous

      Nev,

      I’m a big fan and I am pleased to see the more frequent updates. I will click on any ad you place on this site.

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    4. Dan Branum

      Hey Nev,
      Good meeting you the other day in the computer lab. Does that sort of thing happen very often when you just run across a blog-reader?

      I found your website a few months back at random when searching for UT Law stuff. I’ve had a good time reading your stuff.

      Concerning ads, I think they are great for you, IF TASTEFULLY DONE. For example my brother in law has a great art website called http://www.pumpkingutter.com where he has tastefully put in Google links that are actually relevant to his website. In this way it doesn’t degrade quality of website but pulls in quite a bit of cash for him.

      Also I’d like to talk to you more sometime about my textbook business. If I can find a workable location to set up at I/we can make a lot of cash very, very quickly. If you have any ideas about this let me know. All I need is a small area for a table and laptop during book buy back.

      Dan.

      Email:
      seekingtruthnow@yahoo.com

      Business Website: http://www.bookbuyguy.com

      Personal Blog:
      http://www.seekingtruthnow.com

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    5. Smash & Grab

      Hello Neville,
      My name is John Bradbury and I am thinking about starting an online t-shirt business. My friends and I have a lot of contacts in the music industry and we do a lot of graphic design work for them. We have new ideas for awesome t-shirts everyday. Do you think this sort of online business is a viable moneymaker in an already flooded market? What would be the first step to making this happen?

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    6. airborneintell

      Pixel experiment worked pretty good.
      Are you going to issue refunds for the peole who purchused them?
      andrey at stockforlife.blogspot.com

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