Last month was the first time I had ever skipped a Net Worth update (not that I think many of you care). Taking MANteresting out of Beta gobbled up just about every spare minute of free time I had. I’d like to pretend that things have slowed down a bit since launch, but they haven’t. I literally haven’t even logged in to Mint in the last two or three weeks, which is completely unlike me. Normally I check my bank accounts multiple times per day… yeah, I’m that dorky. I guess it’s time to see how I’ve fared over the last two months.
Checking Account: $8,032; (change not shown since money is constantly in and out of this account). See what happens when ya get lazy and don’t actively keep up with your bank accounts? You end up with waaaaay too much money in a checking account, and not enough in things like my savings or Roth IRA. Frick. Gotta make sure I schedule some transfers.
Savings Accounts: $72,935; +$1,734. Hey I’m just glad there is any increase. I couldn’t remember if I’ve transferred money here since August, but apparently I did. Once I move money out of checking we should be getting pretty close to the $80k mark. Woohoo!
Roth IRA: $29,092; +$1,687. Boo-freaking-ya. I also have not been paying attention to the markets. Had no clue how my investments were doing. I welcome any increase in my Roth IRA with open arms. Still haven’t made my $5,000 2012 contribution, but I will…eventually.
TSP (401K): $38,716; +$3,846. Holy Guacamole. My investments alone have bumped my NW up over $5k in the last two months. There are few things I love more than watching our money make itself more money. Very few things.
Credit Card: $2,357 (change not reflected since balance is paid off each month) This is really not bad at all considering we were out-of-town every single weekend in September (San Juans, Chicago, Denver, Leavenworth), not to mention we spent $800 on Thanksgiving break airfare. I need to do a better job tracking our spending though because I couldn’t really tell you what else this $2,400 consists of.
Since this is really two net worth updates in one, I expect our NW gain to be larger than other months. Turns out, that is exactly the case. Our Net Worth now stands at $149,394 which is an increase of $12,420 from the previous update. Me thinks I need to forget about doing updates every month and make them quarterly. These big increases are way more exciting 😉
You can see all of my net worth updates here.