It’s always a good month when the stock market hits an all time high. I graduated college in May 2007, just a few short months before the economy took a dump. It sucked watching some of my first 401K and Roth IRA contributions drop significantly in value, but if you stay the course, things always seem to turn around. When ya take the emotion out of it, one can’t argue with the long term performance of the markets.
Enough about that, on with the update:
Cash: $91,838; +$1,554
Less than five-figures from hitting our $100,000 goal. We’ve been spending a little more freely lately, which reduced the amount of cash we could have theoretically banked. Since we are in no rush to buy a house (not with a crazy Seattle Bubble), I’m cool spoiling ourselves from time to time.
Roth IRA: $37,519; +$443
How much higher will the markets go before things flatten out? We’ve seen a lot of upward movement, especially in the last 18 months. Fortunately, I don’t really care what the markets are doing. I don’t let emotions get in the way. Like my wedding vows, I invest in goods times and bad. I might not make millions in the short-term doing it, but I will over the long-haul 😉
401Ks, IRAs, etc: $56,210; +$5,904
My 13% 401k contributions kicked in for the first time last month. I get an extra 5% match from my agency. We FINALLY gained access to Girl Ninja’s old 403b retirement fund from her time in California. It’s been 18 months. This added a healthy $4,500 to our NW last month. Freakin’ love that girl. I’d marry her so hard again if I could!!!
Credit Card: $1,817 (change not reflected since balance is paid off each month)
I told Girl Ninja for Valentine’s Day I’d like to get her a nice down jacket for skiing. We headed off to REI to find the perfect jacket. She then, pulled out her jedi-mind tricks (which typically means she just batted her eyes a few times and smiled real big) and walked out with not one down jacket. but two! I don’t know how that girl does it. It’s incredible really. Anyways, like I mentioned before we had a bit of a costly month, Valentine’s Day definitely didn’t help 😉
The first two months of 2013 are in the dust, and it’s been a heck-of-a run. Our net worth jumped up $7,764 last month which makes me one happy camper. This puts us at an overall NW of $183,751.
We’re up over $20,000 since January 1st. It’s crazy. I don’t get it. But I definitely wont complain about it. Let the good times roll.
You can see all of my net worth updates here.