Dang, can’t believe it’s time to update my Net Worth again. My apologies to the three of you who actually find these updates interesting and have been waiting for it. Let’s get right to business.
Checking Account: $4,487; (change not shown since money is constantly in and out of this account). For the first time EVER, my landlord finally deposited our rent check within a week of receiving it. Usually it takes him at least 30, sometimes 45 days to get around to it. Life is much less stressful when your accounts accurately reflect what you have.
Savings Accounts: $62,690; +$2,401. Saw my first paycheck that included the mandatory overtime I have to work while I am in Korea (two more weeks) Working longer days sucks. Making more money doesn’t. I’d probably shoot myself in the elbow though if I was working 50+hour weeks every week. I respect you workaholics.
Roth IRA: $27,913; +$2,159. Finally making some headway in the retirement accounts. I wouldn’t be upset if this trend decided to continue on for a few more months. It’s crazy to think that within a 30 day time frame I can literally make $2,000 without lifting a finger. Of course, I can also lose that much in just as quick.
TSP (401K): $30,398; +$3,157. Upping my 401K contributions from 5% to 8% couldn’t have come at a better time. Just caught the recent uptick. $1,000 of this growth was put there by myself and my employer. The other $2,157 was Wall Street. I invest like a boss
Credit Card: $1,562 (change not reflected since balance is paid off each month). I can’t even remember the last time our credit card balance was under $2,000 for a month. It’s like a huge weight as been lifted from our shoulders. Never thought I’d say this, but for the first time I’m actually looking forward to paying this bill.
How’s that one song go again? You know the one about moving? Oh, that’s right. MOVING ON UP (moving on up). Adding up all those beautiful increases above gives us a total net worth of $123,927. That’s up $9,303 from last month, which in case you couldn’t tell, makes me a VERY HAPPY CAMPER! Life is good right now, let’s see how long it can last
Did the market give your NW a healthy bump last month?
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