NOTE: The bump comes from a small inheritance from my late grandfather business. This is on my father’s side of the family.
As usual, at the end of each month, I calculate my net worth. I forgot to calculate for January 2016, unfortunately and to be totally honest,
don’t know where this giant bump comes from.
That aside, I wanted to note a few other events that may have increased my net worth this month:
Digital sale: I sold my Instagram handle to an app developer for $100 USD. Yeah, weird when a stranger on the internet contacts you and offers you money out of the blue. Of course, I said yes! Granted, the conversion rate to Canadian sucks right now, so I kept it as US dollars in my Paypal for online purchases with American companies.
Marking exams: I was asked by the administration to mark some provincial-level high school exams. I immediately said, “Yes!” when the vice-principal clarified that it was paid work. This was my first experience doing this task; it took me a lot longer than I had expected and I felt slightly embarrassed (since it is the very course I’m teaching). Subsequently, I wrote down that it took me 4 hours, when it really was more like 7-8 hours. I didn’t want to seem as if I was inflating my value or lying on my timesheet. I got paid about $186 … I should have claimed it more accurately. This is just a really good example of what behavioural psychologists point out: female employees often undervalue their own time and worth; we tend to pay ourselves less than the male equivalent.
Substituting: Made a couple of hundred dollars the last two months from substituting other teacher’s classes.