Here is a snapshot of my current Net Worth. I update it around the 5th of each month. The calculation equals total Assets minus total Liabilities.
Don’t forget to check out my Net Worth Year over Year.
And remember ‘What Gets Measured, Gets Managed‘
Total Assets: $2,476,741 + $ 31,594 from last month.
Accounts receivable, This is a floundering business deal from 2014
Real Estate 2nd home/vacation rental
Retirement accounts; 2 people, 4 accounts total
Brokerage account; Dividend Portfolio
College Funds; Prepaid tuition and 529 accounts for 2 kids
Bonds; ‘I bonds’ bought through Treasury Direct
Cash & Metals; 4 accounts and a security deposit box
Health Savings Account started in 2015
Total Liabilities; $382,173 down – $ 1,091 from last month.
Mortgage on House; Bought in 2005 Interest 3.75%
Mortgage 2nd Home; Bought in 2012 Interest 3.5%
Student Loan Paid off and GONE forever!
HELOC; Current APR 3.49%
TOTAL CURRENT NET WORTH; $2,094,568.00
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.