Net Worth: Last Month of 2017

Finished up 2017 STRONG!

9 out of 12 months moved UP for Assets.
all 12 months moved DOWN for Debts.
and all 12 months moved UP for Net Worth.

Bought some Gold and Silver and paid down a fat chunk of the HELOC.

I also got an account set up with RealtyShares to try out in 2018.

Check out my current track record of Net Worth Growth since 2007.

Total Assets: $2,094,357 up + $ 14,270 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

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; $429,276 down – $9,255 from last month.

Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%

Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%

Student Loan ZERO Balance, in the rear view mirror!

HELOC; Current APR 3.49%

TOTAL NET WORTH $1,665,081

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”

6 thoughts on “Net Worth: Last Month of 2017

  1. That combination of increasing assets and decreasing liabilities is certainly powering some nice net worth gains. The asset improvement is most impressive considering you probably took a chunk of those to apply towards the HELOC. Congrats on the continued progress.

    • Whenever my cash reserves start to creep up, I pay down a chunk of debt, if there doesn’t seem to be a better opportunity at the moment.

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