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Updating Houseboat Fund Numbers

September 16th, 2009 at 01:30 am



Houseboat Fund-w/Sharebuilder

This money is invested and has been being added to at the rate of $5 a month. Because it's invested in can flucuate up and down. As of today 9/15/09 I'm upping the monthly automatic investments to $30 a month, so it might begin to grow a bit faster. Big Grin

$250.36 12/31/08
$254.57 01/31/09
$260.37 02/31/09
$265.38 03/31/09
$294.34 04/30/09
$327.81 05/31/09
$313.39 06/30/09
$333.76 07/31/09
$342.58 08/31/09
$373.94 09/15/09 today's balance

edited to add picture for Land Travel Dream which is currently going unfunded!


Today and yesterday were no spend days - making up for all the spending done while my California relatives were here visiting!

5 Responses to “Updating Houseboat Fund Numbers”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    The most unusual savings fund! Please blog about the dreamy side of this goal someday. Smile

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, I looked back on your previous entries. How have I missed this, what with your amusing pictures and all? One houseboat even has a clothesline with laundry fluttering in the breeze. Happy idea. We joke about living on a river barge, so that DH can have his river and I can load it up with soil and have my garden.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Not sure how you missed it. I was unable to go with my $50 a month original plan as that was the time that husband got laid off. He's still off, so money has been tight, but $5 has been doable and now we'll see if I can squeeze out another additional $25 to get to $30 a month and see how it goes.

    I am just a water lover and I want to live on it. No real estate taxes, doncha'know? Maybe I'd have this and/or a condo at the lake, not sure exactly how this 'dream' will play out. I also want a small Toyota like RV for land roaming and a regular small car or scooter for bopping around in my sunset years. Must get possessions down to reasonable size to make all that happen. Husband is land-lubber, so this may never happen, but I want to have $$'s available in case I end up widowed and able to fulfill this lifelong dream.

    That sounds kind of weird, but what's a body to do when your spouse doesn't share your love of a certain thing????

  4. mrs. Says:


    When you get your houseboat, can I borrow it? I sort of need to leave reality right now and some seclusion on a houseboat would be heavenly!

  5. Jerry Says:

    I love the houseboat idea! This leads me to remember visiting a friend (of a friend) in Boston who lived on a houseboat in the Harbor and it was amazing. The major costs they mentioned were just docking fees and insurance, maintenance was pretty minimal most of the time!
    Jerry

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