August was very good to us. I had one more power up that I didn’t report as we were out of town – $7.52 left over after paying property tax on the land we own in North Carolina. We ended the month growing the fund over 11.5% by depositing $2,109.50.
The S & P 500 year to date is up 10.4% and we topped that in one month. (The S & P only rose .05% in the month of August by the way.)
I know several of you are playing along now and I’d love to know how you did! Who got the highest percent growth?
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Since I write that health is wealth and track sick days, I do have a couple of sick days to report. George came down with a sinus infection. He didn’t miss work but there was no question that he was a sick puppy with a lot of congestion, sneezing, coughing and a fever one evening. We couldn’t figure it out as he hasn’t even had a cold in years.
Normally he goes through a 3 pound bag of Costco raw almonds every week. He switched it up and bought a bag of dry roasted almonds. I ate some too and never questioned it as he’s usually so careful about what he buys and eats. I got the bag and read the label – sure enough – they contain “maltodextrin”. I knew that meant some type of sugar so I looked it up online. One site said that usually translates to corn syrup solids. He stopped eating them and he’s back to his usual self.
I have no idea if the new brand of nuts did him in or not. I know our experience alone is anecdotal. But we’re sticking to what we know – eating real food that isn’t processed and tracking our sick days.