Posting will be sporadic this week as I am on Spring Break with Girl Ninja in our old stomping grounds, San Diego. We’ve had a blast being on vacation to a place we called home for eight years. Kinda funny how you don’t appreciate some things until they’re gone huh? Anywhoozle, it’s the beginning of a new month and that means it’s time for another net worth update. Check it…
Checking Account: $4,303; (change not shown since money is constantly in and out of this account). I wish every month I could get three paychecks, but sadly it only happens twice a year. Fortunately for us, one of those times was last month. This gave us some extra money to throw to the ‘ol house savings fund.
Savings Accounts: $71,276; +$4,000. We’ve had a great start to the year and have been doing some serious saving. Wish we could save four grand every month, but with business trips and triple paychecks being a thing of the past, things ought to be slowing down here pretty soon. It was a nice ride while it lasted.
Roth IRA: $28,848; +$583. Always love making $600 in a month without lifting a finger. This obviously doesn’t always happen, but the times it does makes me super happy. What say you peeps? Are things going to keep trending up, or is this a temporary and artificial rise?
TSP (401K): $32,955; +$1,862.Three paychecks means three 401K contributions. This extra addition, supplemented by an okay performance in the markets, results in a pretty awesome month for the retirement account.
Credit Card: $1,811 (change not reflected since balance is paid off each month). Seems like our “average” credit card bill each month hover in the $1,500 to $2,000 range. It’s kind of disgusting to think that we swipe the card that much, but aside from our rent, every other expense we have goes on the CC. So when insurance, gas, groceries, etc are taken in to account, it’s at least slightly less disgusting…right?
We are thankful to have had another great month moving up another $6,468. Putting us at a total net worth of $135,546. Although we are excited about the progress we’ve made, we know full well that this money is not actually ours, and is on loan to us by the Big Man upstairs. This helps keeps us grounded and aware that at the flip of switch our circumstances could change. I like saving money, but it is definitely not our source of joy.
You can see all of my net worth updates here.
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