January Net Worth

This will be my first official post on this blog. For no other reason besides habit, I do my Monthly Net Worth updates around the 5th of the Month. Here is the one for January;

Total Assets; $1,930,67 up + $4,657 from last month

Accounts receivable, This is a business deal from 2014

Boat & Cars, Depreciating assets, but cars new in 2015

Real Estate Old House + 2nd home/vacation rental

Primary Residence

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; $540,272 down – $2,302 from last month

Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%

Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%

Student Loans; Law school sucks

HELOC; Current APR 3.49%

TOTAL NET WORTH     $1,390,405

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.

Don’t Forget; “Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

Let's get things nice and sparkling clear