It is has been a disappointing month for investing in the stock market. Even with adding $220, I now have less money in my investment then I did last month. As of July 1 we have $9856. I am very disappointed, I feel like every time I reach for this goal it just pulls farther away from me.
We have decided, now that the disability insurance is paid for, to increase the amount we put towards our investments to $420.90. $400 of that comes from our rental and $20.90 comes from the two percent reduction in FICA. Over this year, as I work I will be increasing the amount we put towards our investments but since I only work part time I do not expect to increase the amount much more than a dollar or two per month.
I might be able to reach $10,000 next month, if the market does not drop more than 3%, but it seems like the stock market is not work with me lately.