August was a full speed ahead month, all numbers moving in the right direction thanks to a record breaking stock exchange.
After a successful vacation and paying all the summer property taxes, it should be fairly smooth sailing until the end of the year.
Total Assets: $2,039,394 up + $ 18,699 from last month.
Accounts receivable, This is a business deal from 2014
Boat & Cars, Depreciating assets, but cars newish in 2015
Real Estate 2nd home/vacation rental
Retirement accounts; 2 people, 2 jobs each, 5 accounts total
Brokerage accounts; 2 taxable stock accounts
College Funds; Prepaid tuition and 529 accounts or 2 kids
Bonds; ‘I bonds’ bought through Treasury Direct
Cash & Metals; 6 accounts and a security deposit box
Health Savings Acct., Just started in 2015
Total Liabilities; $441,857 down – $1,105 from last month.
Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%
Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%
Student Loan Starting to realize this is finally over.
HELOC; Current APR 3.49%
TOTAL NET WORTH $1,597,537
Tracking your own net worth is perhaps the second most important thing you can do to improve your financial picture. Budgeting your expenses to see where the money goes is probably still number one.
Budgeting is like paying attention to ball game while tracking net worth is like paying attention to the baseball season.
Months can goes up or down, you need a longer picture to evaluate your progress. You are either bringing in more money than you’re spending or you are losing money each month. Tracking Net Worth is easy, useful, and addictive.